Fourteen years ago, when we moved to Brainerd, I feared that I would miss the fine cultural arts available in the Twin Cities. I found many talented people performing here, and I enjoyed listening to them. Then, 10 years ago, Scott Lykins and John Taylor Ward formed the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, and what a gift that brought to us. Last night we attended the Symphony (not quite under the stars) in Grand View Lodge sitting in a room listening to an orchestra consisting of over 150 professional musicians who are stars from all over the world.
Accountability. We may not always like it, but we all need it. As a true law enforcement leader, Eric Klang has accountability as a top priority. Accountability is a means to ensure that county workers answer to the citizens of the county, and that the citizens and guests of this county are receiving the best quality law enforcement possible. As sheriff, Eric wants to provide nothing but top notch service to you. Klang for sheriff—vote in the primary Aug. 14. Mary Kay Boberg Nisswa
As the former Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture under Gov. Wendell R. Anderson and as Chancellor of Minnesota's seven state universities during the years of Gov. Al Quie and Gov. Rudy Perpich, I have watched Congressman Rick Nolan represent Minnesota in the 6th District from 1974 to 1980 and in the 8th District from 2012 to 2018.
How does one prepare to become Sheriff of Crow Wing County? This is done by increasing your education, networking with law enforcement entities and building relationships. While lots of signs and T-shirt distributions are part of an election, we need to realize that we are participating in an election of the chief law enforcement official of our county, not a sign contest. We are selecting the top official who can get the job done because of his training, education and experience. This person must be qualified to run the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department.
Donald Trump, July 24: "And just remember, what you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening." So, that must mean, for instance, that: • Families were not being separated at our southern border, with the children not being put in cages. • Ten months after Hurricane Maria, everyone in Puerto Rico has had their electricity restored, because FEMA has done such a fantastic job. • The GOP leaders in Congress actually developed the backbone to stand up and confront Trump about his lies and behavior.
Regardless of which of the two dominant political parties you support or align with in Minnesota, your endorsement process is being spit upon by a large number of candidates this year.
Distinctions are important to understanding and it is not always easy to make distinctions, especially when important issues are being discussed. Broad generalizations like saying all Christians are good or bad, or all politicians are bad or good, or all police are good or bad. We all know that none of those statements are accurate even though we may believe that many, or even most, within any of those groups are good or bad. Judging groups or individuals simply by past behavior falls too easily into prejudice, ignoring present realities.
God and our Founding Forefathers created the greatest constitutional republic in the world. In recent history the Democrats/liberals/socialists are working overtime to kick God out of schools, governmental buildings, have no country borders (create a world order), create an attitude of no responsibility for much of anything and anything goes, etc.
Capt. Scott Goddard of the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department will be a good choice for Crow Wing County Sheriff. Current Sheriff Todd Dahl has endorsed him as the best candidate for the job. I would like to add my endorsement. I have known Scott Goddard for eight years. I have seen him in a leadership role, a decision making situation, and as a public presenter. I feel his level headedness and his ability to see the big picture and work with all people involved would serve him well in the job as county sheriff.
Last week the Minnesota Twins shook us all up a little by trading off Brian Dozier. Players like Dozier are the only reason I went to the games at all. Although you want the team to win, you don't really go expecting to see the Twins win, because we have found that's far from a sure bet. Were not asking to see them in the playoffs every year because many of us are realists and know that in the end they don't have the money to compete. But it was fun to see individual players playing their hearts out and that's what Dozier did.