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Outdoor Notes for March 23
Shepard shutout sends UMD to Frozen Faceoff title game
Buxton day-to-day after after rundown collision
NCHC overtime format didn’t change standings
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Corps of Engineers seeks comments on request to construct a National Loon Center within the Cross Lake Recreation Area
Scenic: First Day of Spring
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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 30, 2018
Our Opinion: Traveling the Brainerd area? Do so with care
The road construction season in the Brainerd area is kicking into high gear. Really high gear, and the driving public's collective patiences are about to be tested. Reconstruction of South Sixth Street in Brainerd and Excelsior Road west of Highway 371 in Baxter are already underway....
July 30, 2018 - 8:32am
July 28, 2018
Our Opinion: Save the water tower - again
There is no more iconic landmark in Brainerd than the historic water tower at South Sixth and Washington streets. It's the symbol of Brainerd,...
July 28, 2018 - 9:00am
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
July 4, 2018
Our Opinion: Celebrate America
The Fourth of July marks the day, 242 years ago, that our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence; the day we as a nation rejected the authority of the British crown and set our course toward a free, self-ruled nation. We hope residents will celebrate that fact either...
July 4, 2018 - 12:08pm
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
April 5, 2018
Our Opinion: Opening our eyes to mental health issues
We hope the Brainerd Dispatch's four-day series on suicide awareness and prevention, which concluded Wednesday, was as eye-opening for our readers as it was for us. Mental illness is pervasive within our communities, and in some cases can end in tragedy. Mental illness can affect...
April 5, 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
February 10, 2018
Our Opinion: Don't let controversy overshadow Extravaganza success
The verdict is in, the case is closed and perhaps now we can move on with our lives. Polygraph exams have exonerated Stephan, Ivan and Rostik Lyogky, Ohio residents who had been accused of cheating to win first, third and 98th places, respectively, at this year's Brainerd Jaycees...
February 10, 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