Thanks to Mr. Paul Douglas' for his free presentation "How Climate Change is Affecting the Brainerd Lakes Area" at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter last Saturday. The church's Creation Care Team and Brainerd Lakers United for the Environment (BLUE) cosponsored the event, and Citizens' Climate Lobby representatives staffed a table to provide additional information.
Kudos to Chief Eric Klang for speaking out about smoking pot. We can make a food manufacturer throw out millions of dollars of food if it supposedly has some contaminate in it or anything that wasn't on the label and I'm not against that if it has the potential to harm someone. But keep in mind, when you buy weed you have no idea what's in it. If I walked up to you as a total stranger, on the street and held out a cookie and said, "Here taste this," how many people do you think would bite on it?
I have known Pat Pickar for almost 20 years. We met as K9 officers from separate agencies through our membership with the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA). With the USPCA, we certified together at field trials and participated in K9 training at both the regional and national level. Pat was a dedicated K9 officer, and a proven leader during his term as a USPCA Region President. He was a team builder with a positive attitude, and always willing to help others. I am confident those qualities would be carried over if elected sheriff.
The way I've read it, centuries ago, religion and government were in "collusion." To greatly simplify it, the Catholic church used the government to empower itself over the people, and the government used the church to also empower itself over the people. The church found certain people to be "heretics" but the Sixth Commandment prevented it from killing them. But the government (often "royal" in those days) said we can't allow heretics running around, and killed them for the church. As reward, the church agreed that "God chose the king."
"The Warrior Way," is a phrase we oftentimes hear or see regarding the Brainerd School District. But, what exactly does, "The Warrior Way," really mean? A woman asked district representatives during a February information session: "What can we do as community members to be involved in the final plans for these schools?" Superintendent Larson responded: "If the referendum passes, we'll be looking for a lot of input from the community."
Very interesting we have a regulation being enforced in the news. Mostly we hear of them being ignored or rewritten to eliminate the effect on the economy. This regulation is really just a half step they are threatening to stop e-cigarettes from being sold if they can't come up with a way to keep children from acquiring them they are designed to appeal to children and to help them cover-up their use. They are considered a gateway to tobacco use; tobacco was hailed as healthy then harmless long after they had proof that it was a cancer causing deadly drug the
About a month ago, I almost caused a terrible accident, as I was driving from Garrison to Brainerd late afternoon. The sky was overcast and dusky. I was following a vehicle pulling a boat and started to pass. Within moments a light colored gray car was within crash site of me. By the grace of God, we both swerved and no accident occurred. But, it would have been my fault.
My encounter with Joe Radinovich, although brief—was memorable.
China makes parts to fix things. Without them everything is going to turn to trash. Jerrold C. Turnquist Brainerd
I was a police officer for 22 years and retired as a Crow Wing County deputy. I had the opportunity to work with Pat Pickar and I can say that his professionalism and dedication to the community were unmatched. If I dialed 911 there would be no other cop in Crow Wing County I would rather have respond to the call than Pat Pickar. Vote Pat Pickar for sheriff and Crow Wing County will be in good hands. Greg Kossan Motley