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ND Natural Beef sends out final payments to producers eight years after federal agency stepped in
Rep. Peterson calls farm bill's passing 'a miracle'
USDA to release second round of trade aid payments to farmers
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New report highlights progress in treating depression
Easing holiday stress for pets
Minnesota native Karin Niemi, mother-in-law of Patrick Swayze, dies
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November 17, 2018
Our Opinion: Proposed off-street parking moratorium has merit
At first glance, the off-street parking moratorium proposed the Brainerd Planning Commission Oct. 17 seemed like an overreach. But a month later, with more information in hand and the realization that much more information appears to be needed for and from all parties involved, we...
November 17, 2018 - 7:30am
October 20, 2018
Our Opinion: Campaigning should be kept out of public meetings
When elected officials attend public meetings of their boards, councils or commissions, the expectation is they are there to conduct business for the citizens they represent. Sometimes elected officials stray from that expectation. That certainly appears to be the case of Crow Wing...
October 20, 2018 - 7:30am
October 15, 2018
Our Opinion: Transparency is more than a catch phrase
The Brainerd School Board is, once again, defending itself against accusations that it violated the state's Open Meeting Law. At issue is a closed session the school board held in February regarding the purchase of BNSF Railway property near Riverside Elementary School. The problem,...
October 15, 2018 - 7:30am
Our Opinion: Reminders as the general election approaches
With the primary election now in the rearview mirror, the 2018 campaign season is starting down the homestretch toward the Nov. 6 general election....
September 15, 2018 - 7:30am
August 16, 2018
Our Opinion: We are not the enemy
"The media is not the enemy of the American people." That's the core message in editorials from hundreds of newspapers Thursday, Aug. 16, across...
August 16, 2018 - 7:00am
August 6, 2018
Our Opinion: Shedding a light on sexual assault
Shock, sadness, embarrassment, outrage. Those four words come to mind after reading the Minneapolis Star Tribune's "Denied Justice" series, which kicked off July 22. A Star Tribune review of more than 1,000 sexual assault cases, filed around the state in a recent two-year period,...
August 6, 2018 - 12:30pm
July 19, 2018
Our Opinion: Have fun but be safe while enjoying our lakes and rivers
Every winter, as the temperatures drop below freezing and ice begins to form on lakes, anglers and others who would venture out are warned to be wary of thin ice. In fact, the Minnesota DNR and law enforcement agencies consistently hammer home the idea that no ice is 100 percent safe....
July 19, 2018 - 7:30am
May 18, 2018
Our Opinion: Now is the time for state tax reform
Only a few days remain in this year's session of the Minnesota Legislature, and so far it appears lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton remain far apart on several issues. Perhaps the most important issue is the passage of a tax bill. Without its passage, there could be a lot of confusion...
May 18, 2018 - 9:52am
April 14, 2018
Our Opinion: Voting is over, but the work is not
Almost 10,000 voters had their say Tuesday, and a majority like what Brainerd Public Schools has in mind for district buildings. All three bond referendum questions on the ballot were approved. The result—$145.7 million in new taxes to go toward $205 million in renovation and...
April 14, 2018 - 9:30am
April 7, 2018
Our Opinion: It's time to vote
On Tuesday, April 10, polls will open and voters will decide the fate of a bond referendum to fund the Brainerd Public Schools comprehensive facilities plan. Voters will be asked three questions on the special election ballot: • Question 1 concerns investing in the elementary school...
April 7, 2018 - 11:30am
February 17, 2018
Our Opinion: Keep the momentum going for downtown Brainerd
It's unfortunate that Brainerd did not make it to the final five cities in the $500,000 Small Business Revolution contest. That news early Tuesday morning was a disappointment for sure, but the months-long process of that contest also reaffirmed the enthusiasm that exists—an...
February 17, 2018 - 7:30am
February 11, 2018
Our Opinion: Crow Wing looking in the right direction to save Pequot fire tower
Far too often we take for granted the wonderful history we have right here in Crow Wing County. That's why we appreciate Crow Wing County's—and specifically Commissioner Paul Thiede's— efforts to save for future generations the Pequot Lakes fire tower. When the tower closed...
February 11, 2018 - 7:30am
January 20, 2018
Our Opinion: Parent interference with coaching needs to stop
You don't often hear the bluntness Brainerd Warriors head basketball coach Scott Stanfield used to describe the hostility he has experienced from some parents. "I go from being a cop to this, and it's one stressful job to another and it's time for a break," Stanfield, a former Brainerd...
January 20, 2018 - 8:30am
December 16, 2017
Our Opinion: Stay safe on the ice
We're sure many ice anglers are tired of hearing the warning that there is no such thing as completely safe ice. But that admonishment has been tragically proven true this past month. On Monday an Ironton man died after his snowmobile went through the ice on Serpent Lake in Crosby....
December 16, 2017 - 8:30am
December 9, 2017
Our Opinion: A matter of choice
One of the more profound, if not subtly confounding, freedoms we enjoy as Americans is the freedom of choice. What we get to choose, when it comes to our personal lives, is almost unlimited—what we wear, what we eat, where to worship, who to associate with, which ideologies...
December 9, 2017 - 9:30am