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Trump's solution for school shootings: arm teachers
Police arrest student after shooting threat at Minn. school
Photo captures Trump's notes for listening session
Minn. State system Board adopts 'affirmative' sexual consent policy
3M settlement money earmarked for water improvements
Koch brothers try to kill gas tax hike
Taco Bell overtakes Burger King as 4th-largest U.S. chain
Electric cars sales, efficiency continue to grow
A Trump dating site used a sex offender as its model, and it has a few other issues, too
Internet addiction test
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U.S.-Canada play for gold
Mason sparks Gophers as they end nine-game losing streak
Timberwolves need the aggressive Jeff Teague to show up down the stretch
What's been Jason Zucker's secret to success? His son, Hendrix
Brainerd/Little Falls girls honored
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Commentary: How an aging Billy Graham approached his own death
Guest Opinion: Why Facebook is afraid of Mueller
Reader Opinion: Where are our values?
Reader Opinion: I wasn't going to write
How wine tastings transport you
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Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
2017 fish, game and trapping licenses expire Feb. 28
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 21, 2018
Taking the classroom to the lake
Outdoor Notes for Feb. 18
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Commentary: Why do we understand so little about breast-feeding?
Mushrooms are turning up in coffee, chocolate, even beauty 'dusts.' How come?
Hearty onion and mushroom tart perfect for meatless meals
Billy Graham, charismatic evangelist with worldwide following, dies at 99
Cold weather car safety
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This Was Brainerd
DispatchCast: Ethics, Journalism and Public Trust
Review: Minnesota women embrace talents, raise bar for success
Fine Arts Student of the Week: Writing comes naturally to BHS junior
ESPN, FOX pursuing Peyton Manning as prime-time analyst, reports say
'To Kill A Mockingbird' to come to Broadway, with Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, adapted by Aaron Sorkin
Her Voice Magazine
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John and Paula Pecarich
Supporting Denny McNamara
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby, births
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February 19, 2018
Guest Opinion: Looking forward to the 2018 legislative session
The 2018 legislative session is set to begin on Feb. 20 and I am looking forward to another year working for you and your family in St. Paul. Serving our community is a great responsibility and I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity to represent the people of District 10A....
February 19, 2018 - 10:30am
February 3, 2018
Guest Opinion: A greater appreciation for journalism
For nearly two years I have had the privilege and opportunity to serve as your community representative on the Brainerd Dispatch Editorial Board, which meets weekly to discuss issues important to you as a subscriber or occasional reader of the Dispatch. This participation has given...
February 3, 2018 - 7:30am
January 30, 2018
Guest Opinion: Infrastructure: the bipartisan job creator rural America needs
Infrastructure is one of the smartest investments we can make in our country. It allows businesses to grow and compete. It keep us safe. It creates...
January 30, 2018 - 10:30am
January 11, 2018
Guest Opinion: S 2155 offers real tangible benefits to credit unions, members
Last month, The Economic Growth, Regulatory Reform and Consumer Protection Act was advanced in the U.S. Senate with strong bipartisan support. This common-sense legislation will go a long way toward giving community financial institutions some needed relief from rules put in place...
January 11, 2018 - 9:30am
Guest Opinion: Build the wall (cont'd)
WASHINGTON—I repeat myself. For years, I have advocated a wall along our Southern border, which would (I believe) discourage illegal immigration...
January 11, 2018 - 8:30am
January 10, 2018
Guest Opinion: Mahnomen Lake access clarified
Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, issued the following statement regarding a recent letter to the editor alleging a "public" access exists on Mahnomen Lake. The letter appeared in several area newspapers. The letter incorrectly describes a public access on the east end of Mahnomen Lake which...
January 10, 2018 - 10:30am
December 8, 2017
Opinion: A snapshot does not tell the whole story
This week, state officials released the biannual snapshot of Minnesota's economy. But the projected $188 million budget deficit — about 0.4 percent of the state's total budget — does not tell the whole story. Nor does it accurately portray a booming Minnesota economy....
December 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
November 11, 2017
District 181 Viewpoint: Continuing to listen to the voices of our community
Thank you to everyone who recently shared their thoughts about Brainerd Public School District's long-range facilities planning through two recent...
November 11, 2017 - 7:30am
November 1, 2017
Guest Opinion: Would President's Trump strategy defeat the Taliban?
Many who follow the conflict in Afghanistan hoped that President Trump would announce a strategy that would lead to peace and eventually end...
November 1, 2017 - 1:42pm
October 31, 2017
Reader Opinion: Thanks for Keillor columns
Thank you for the occasional Garrison Keillor "Guest Opinion" columns. They are a welcome change from political rantings and ravings. His columns bring a much-needed breath of fresh air, a smile to the face, and a tear to the eye. Kathleen Tusa Baxter
October 31, 2017 - 7:30am
October 25, 2017
Guest Opinion: It's in our best interest to support Line 3 replacement
Economic development and environmental safety. These issues are always at the top of mind in the Brainerd lakes area and are something we need...
October 25, 2017 - 8:30am
October 22, 2017
Crosslake public hearing Oct. 25 an opportunity to be heard on Line 3 replacement project
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Crosslake Community Center, people in the Brainerd lakes area will have the opportunity to offer testimony on the need for the Line 3 Replacement Project being proposed by Enbridge. This will be one of nine locations where hearings are being held across...
October 22, 2017 - 8:01pm
Guest Opinion: Crude oil pipelines or quality water?
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will be holding two hearings on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Crosslake Community Center regarding Enbridge Energy's application for a (1) certificate of need, and (2) routing permit if the certificate is approved. The hearings, conducted by...
October 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
October 21, 2017
District 181 Viewpoint: Helping prepare students for the world and workforce of tomorrow
Imagine learning to cook from some of the area's leading chefs and graduating high school ready to land a well-paying job at a local restaurant...
October 21, 2017 - 10:05am
October 19, 2017
Sheriff's Corner: Halloween safety tips for parents, kids
With Halloween coming up at the end of the month, we would like to focus on safe Halloween tips this month. Halloween is an exciting time of...
October 19, 2017 - 11:49pm