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June 10, 2017
Reader Opinion: Published nastiness
Ever been reading a publication and come across something so nasty, vile, absurd or inappropriate, that it made you sit-up and ask yourself, "How in the world did that ever get printed?" Something similar to the Brainerd high school yearbook's comment about beheading President Trump?...
June 10, 2017 - 8:30am
May 30, 2017
Reader Opinion: Help America
"Today, if you will hear His (God's) voice, do not harden your hearts!" Hebrews 3:7,8,15& 4:7. The May 14 Reader Opinions had two letters I like to comment about. To the letter about police, I say amen! We really don't know how fortunate we are to have the man and woman who daily...
May 30, 2017 - 8:30am
April 21, 2017
Reader Opinion: Bus policy
I am so very happy to see the new bus policy in District 181 change. I went to the board meetings addressing this issue in 2014. It made the front paper of the Dispatch. I felt a kindergarten and first grader should not have to walk a mile to school. I brought many issues to them...
April 21, 2017 - 9:10am
February 10, 2017
Reader Opinion: Country supposed to be for people not party
Our esteemed president said it bothers him that the courts are so political. News flash Mr. President. This has been going on for a long time and it will continue to go as long as presidents continue to pick judges that favor their political ambitions. You Mr. President are no exception....
February 10, 2017 - 10:56am
February 5, 2017
Reader Opinion: Accomplished so far
As much as a lot of people in this country hate Trump, if you look for something positive about Donald Trump, think about what he has accomplished so far! I have a grudging respect for just how much he's achieved in his first week of being president. I don't think anyone else has...
February 5, 2017 - 6:59pm
November 10, 2016
Reader Opinion: What King Soloman said about a dwindling population
Dear Mr. Rick Nolan: Here's what King Solomon had to say about a dwindling population (which will be caused by abortion.) "A growing population is a king's glory; a dwindling nation is his doom." Proverbs 14:28 - The Living Bible Jerrold Turnquist Brainerd
November 10, 2016 - 10:12pm
November 1, 2016
Reader Opinion: Thanks to Heintzeman
Amongst all the negativity that seems to surround us lately, we would like to take the time to share some positivity by thanking our representative, Josh Heintzeman, for the great work he has done in office this term. Not only is he working hard to protect our families and our freedoms,...
November 1, 2016 - 10:55pm
October 27, 2016
Reader Opinion: Time to effect change
We now have our opportunity to change Brainerd city government. Do not elect Kevin Stunek or Patrick Wussow, They have had their opportunity to serve Brainerd and failed miserably as Fire Chief and City Administrator. Wussow was fired from Big Lake in 2006 under less than desirable...
October 27, 2016 - 10:53pm
Reader Opinion: Vote in Stenglein, Nystrom
Tiffany Stenglein and Quinn Nystrom have my votes to represent District 10 in the Minnesota Senate and House. Both are lifelong residents of the district and will listen carefully to the concerns of constituents. Tiffany's understanding of the tax code will be a benefit as she considers...
October 27, 2016 - 10:18pm
Reader Opinion: No friend of Heintzeman
I believe that if Rep. Heintzeman gets re-elected he will continue to vote against protecting your dog from recklessly set body grip traps as he did on April 7. He is no friend of hunters. John Reynolds Merrifield
October 27, 2016 - 10:14pm
October 25, 2016
Man writes opinion about yoga pants; women take to the streets
BARRINGTON, R.I. (Reuters) - A male reader who sent a letter to a small Rhode Island newspaper criticizing women who wear yoga pants in public found that snug-fitting pants were the least of his problems as hundreds of people picketed his home and thousands rebuked him on social media....
October 25, 2016 - 11:22am
September 20, 2016
Reader Opinion: Missing the mark in Nisswa
In reference to the article in the Dispatch of Sept. 18 entitled "Design Team has helped Nisswa and Crosby," I would like to comment on the Nisswa portions. Quoting the article: "One concept the Design Team came up with to boost that economic vitality was the idea of "small town character."...
September 20, 2016 - 9:17pm
September 9, 2016
Reader Opinion: Should have endorsed speech writer
Donald Trump has repeatedly blamed Obama and Hillary for withdrawing troops too early from Iraq and how stupid it was to tell the exact date of the withdrawal. The U.S.-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement was signed by George W. Bush in 2008 and established that U.S. combat forces would...
September 9, 2016 - 7:17pm
Reader Opinion: The Syrian crisis
America's failure to prevent genocide in Syria - President Assad's bombing and strafing the Syrian population - has caused the migration of thousands of refugees into Europe and the drowning of hundreds in overloaded boats.
September 9, 2016 - 7:17pm
July 29, 2016
Reader Opinion: Kudos to Nolan
All of us in the 8th District have reason to be proud. Our own Rick Nolan has been rated highly by both the Washington Post and Time magazine for his effective work in Congress. Not only the highest ranked among Minnesota's entire eight-member delegation, Rick is among the top 10...
July 29, 2016 - 5:56pm