Crow Wing County Commissioners have long employed a tactic of silencing the voice of their constituents when issues before them maybe embarrassing or politically damaging. This tactic is to refuse agenda time and only allow the opportunity to address the board during "Open Forum." In the past, presentations were limited to 10 minutes.
I love how some people in our community, you know the ones, the Communist/socialists that twist a lot of facts concerning our standing president to get the left all riled up like these statements: 1. Kids in cages. Kids were seperated from parents and placed in a holding facility because kids cannot be placed in facilities for adults who are awaiting incarceration. Illegally here and broke our laws.
Regardless of the political party you support, it is important that you vote in the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 14. It is your opportunity to vote for the following candidates: • Minnesota governor • Minnesota Attorney General's office • DFL for Congress • Republican for Congress. • Two Minnesota U.S. Senators • Crow Wing County Sheriff It is important that you clip and save this list, and take it with you Aug. 14. Your vote will count. We need your vote. Bob Uppgaard Pequot Lakes
Chicago, with the most restrictive gun control laws in the country, reported 11 deaths and 70 woundings this past weekend (Aug. 4-5) from gunshots. Seems their restrictive gun laws are really working. Art Becker Pillager
Ever wonder how musicians do it? The public will have a chance to learn about this on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. as three classical musicians give a master class in Tornstrom Auditorium for the Lakes Area Music Festival. Three promising young musicians from our area will have the rare opportunity to take a Masterclass with a professional musician in their field, be it violin, trumpet, clarinet, or voice.
I was at the Crow Wing County Fair Saturday about 4 p.m. and parking inside the gate was a premium. I found one opening on the opposite side of the road from the fine arts building.
Please join me in voting for Joe Radnovich as our next 8th District congressman in the primary on Aug. 14. Joe is an exemplary, passionate leader. Joe demonstrated his passion for public education early in his life during the Crosby strike as a Crosby high school student. Joe went on to demonstrate his passion for serving the public in politics as he interned at the state capitol for my husband, Rep. John Ward. He displayed his leadership as a Minnesota state representative where he became one of the most effective legislators at the Capitol.
Sen. Tina Smith has earned my vote in the Aug. 14 primary election because she knows how far the power of listening can go in creating better lives for Minnesotans. The skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs are interfering with our freedom to live healthy lives and build strong futures. The price of basic drugs like insulin has become obscene, forcing Minnesotans everywhere into a choice between putting food on the table and keeping ourselves alive.
I am voting for Pat Pickar in the upcoming primary on Aug. 14 and I hope all of you will also consider doing the same. Here is why. I have known Pat since he was a student/athlete at BHS. I had the pleasure of coaching him in football. As a Warrior athlete, Pat displayed a great work ethic, a positive and never give up attitude, being a team player, perseverance through tough times, loyalty and trustworthiness, dedication, giving back and many more characteristics which lead him to having success on the athletic field.
Congrats to the planners in Brainerd, Baxter, Crow Wing County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. You have scheduled road work on almost every major road in the area and we officially have total gridlock. You even closed down a road that was shut down all of last summer. North or south, east and west, you can't get there from here. I've seen better planning with my 8-year-old granddaughter, playing with her Legos.