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June 8, 2016
Reader Opinion: Pick your poison
This presidential election is going to boil down to a comparison of the candidates. It will be between: • A man who buys favors and admits it, and a woman who sells favors and lies about it. • A man who is said to be likeable trying to be unlikeable, and a woman who is unlikeable...
June 8, 2016 - 10:26pm
Reader Opinion: Transgender disorder
In the consideration of transgender bathrooms and locker rooms, the following illustration may help some of us to view the situation differently than our president. I had a friend (she has recently passed away) who was plagued in her younger years with bouts of severe mental and emotional...
June 8, 2016 - 10:26pm
January 26, 2016
READER OPINION: Write us a letter or send us an email
The Brainerd Dispatch welcomes letters on recent articles and current issues. All letters should include the writer's full name, city and a phone number (for verification only). Letters (Reader Opinions) are limited to 300 words. Only one letter - per person - per week.Letters...
January 26, 2016 - 12:18pm
December 31, 2015
Our Opinion: New rules for reader submission
The ability of people to freely express opinion is part of the foundation of the country, and the Brainerd Dispatch has always valued printing the opinions of its readers. However, over the past several years, the rules of our Opinion Page have become unclear and, in some cases, lax....
December 31, 2015 - 10:29pm
April 6, 2015
Reader Opinion: Obvious indifference to human life
Mr. Jesse Nix had a letter published on March 29th claiming (falsely) that people who oppose abortion only do so because of the expense. What utter and complete nonsense! Nix claims, "If you want to curb abortion you put a higher value on live birth." Really, Mr. Nix, a higher value...
April 6, 2015 - 10:55pm
March 16, 2015
Reader Opinion: No more fancy streets, bike lanes
It seems the Brainerd city council does not comprehend spending limits, in other words spending only for your needs not wants or dreams. The city planner is a dreamer who represents special interest groups such as walk-able bike-able trails and the fancy parkway design for south...
March 16, 2015 - 10:33am
Reader Opinion: Allow food trucks at city parks
Last year several downtown restaurant owners spoke to city council members regarding our thoughts on food trucks being allowed on public property. We were asked as a group of downtown businesses to work together and come up with a plan to submit to the council for consideration. As...
March 16, 2015 - 10:30am
March 11, 2015
Reader Opinion: Seemingly useless laws
I recently wrote about how defiant our society can get when we make rules to try and make this place a safer place for all of us to live in. Americans, increasingly, just don't want anyone telling them what they have to do. Last Sunday's paper had an article about texting and driving...
March 11, 2015 - 1:13pm
Reader Opinion: Christian country?
I have a problem with being told that we are a Christian country. The reason is that as a Christian I know that Christ said that the greatest command was Love the Lord with all your heart and the second was to love your neighbor as yourself. I had ancestors that were here before the...
March 11, 2015 - 1:09pm
Reader Opinion: Priceless water treasures
The week after Jan. 17, we learned there are pipeline spills that cannot be contained or cleaned up. A spill in the Yellowstone river, near Glendive, Mont. put 50,000 gallons of crude oil into the river, of which only about 10,000 gallons were recovered - the rest flowed down-river...
March 11, 2015 - 1:08pm
Reader Opinion: What about Christian refugees?
Christians are being beheaded, crucified, and stoned to death in Syria, Iraq, and Africa. This is something that has been going on for years. The only reason we are hearing about it now is because ISIS is bringing it into the open and the media is reporting on it. The United States...
March 11, 2015 - 1:07pm
January 20, 2015
Reader Opinion: Cutting business taxes
On Dec. 9, the Dispatch ran a story in which the Minnesota House Republicans' No. 1 priority was to cut some business taxes ... in an effort to produce jobs. I fail to understand why the GOP continues to perpetuate this lie that cutting business taxes will increase employment....
January 20, 2015 - 1:57pm
January 14, 2015
Reader Opinion: Ignorance is bliss
This is in regards to a letter printed in the Jan. 13 Reader Opinion, titled "Why The Silence?" Perhaps the answer to the question is peace-loving Muslims, no different than peace-loving Christians, would rather not paint a bullseye on their backs, or the backs of their loved ones!...
January 14, 2015 - 4:56pm
October 27, 2014
Notice: Election letters deadline set
In an effort to prevent possible last-minute charges from unduly affecting any of the elections the Brainerd Dispatch will publish the last of its letters relating to the 2014 elections in the Oct. 31 newspaper. No letters will be published that are received after Oct. 29.
October 27, 2014 - 3:23pm
October 26, 2014
He's still on our side
Some trust in chariots and some in horses but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Ps. 20:7. Last letter before the election, it sounds good, too. I have to write this letter or my conscience won't forgive me. As I was reading Mr. Lueck's interview, I could almost hear John...
October 26, 2014 - 8:24pm