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16 inches of ice: Sheriff gives blessing for Jaycees' Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Anglers are encouraged to take a kid ice fishing Jan. 19-21
CWD battle heats up in Minnesota: Fatal deer disease keeps spreading, has crossed species
What's Up Outdoors: Waiting for consistent ice, hot bite on area lakes
Brad Dokken: Time outdoors fuels sense of anticipation
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
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Healing with Hunter: Program aims to help veterans through equine therapy
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CLC alumna to speak on Australia trip
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2 virtuosos, 'Masters of the Guitar,' to perform 1 night at CLC
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January 6, 2019
Reader Opinion: So, what's new?
Another new year. So, what's new that makes this year different? Isn't it the same-old, same-old? We always want to exercise more, lose some weight, pay more attention to those we love, be more successful and get those things done that we have been putting off for years. It's a great...
January 6, 2019 - 2:30am
January 5, 2019
Reader Opinion: We have change
I'm writing my opinion in response to the Jan. 1, 2019 reader opinion, "Change." The writer talks about it's time to do the right thing with other countries. You mean the countries that have taken advantage of America? The writer talks about living wage and health care. Who will pay...
January 5, 2019 - 5:30am
January 1, 2019
Reader Opinion: Change
The year is nearing an end, I sincerely hope we are not facing another full year of President Trump's antics and a group of legislators that will not hold themselves and him accountable. It really is time to do the right thing. Bringing democracy to its knees and humiliating our allies...
January 1, 2019 - 8:30am
Reader Opinion: Blessed new year
"But who do you say that I am?" Jesus asked. Matt. 16:15b. Before this Christmas season is a wrap, ask yourselves these questions: Who do you say Jesus is? Who is he in your heart of hearts? Who are you to Jesus? Friend, foe, follower, skeptic, uncommitted, uncertain, afraid of what...
January 1, 2019 - 5:30am
Reader Opinion: New year
So it's Christmas Day evening and it's drawing to a close. The festivities are over for another year and I find myself wishing that somehow I could capture all of the good will of the last few weeks and keep the whole thing going but I'm at a loss as how to do that. History tells...
January 1, 2019 - 2:30am
December 31, 2018
Reader Opinion: Fact checking
Nobody likes to hear about the death of any child, U.S. citizen or Guatemalan refugee. Do not jump to conclusions about Homeland Security, Border Patrol or ICE (yes, they employ mothers and fathers) when two kids happen to die at one of the refugee detainment centers. This headline...
December 31, 2018 - 6:30am
Reader Opinion: Minnesota nice
Minnesota nice is alive and well today in Brainerd. On my way into work my car got stuck in the snow on the corner of Kingwood and Seventh streets on Friday morning and a young man driving by stopped, pulled a shovel out of the back seat of his car, and shoveled out the snow surrounding...
December 31, 2018 - 2:30am
December 25, 2018
Reader Opinion: Let your voices be heard
I read with interest the article in the Dispatch about the public hearing on the North Forestview Project in Baxter. It sounds as though there was a significant amount of information discussed and shared on this project. My question is, why weren't the property owners on the south...
December 25, 2018 - 11:30am
December 24, 2018
Reader Opinion: Takeaways and resolutions
Merry Christmas! As we reflect upon 2018, there are many things that remain seriously and dangerously distorted but shrouded from scrutiny. However, many revelations can—and should—be stated as fact, as certain as the sun rising tomorrow. Here are a few, in no particular...
December 24, 2018 - 8:30am
Reader Opinion: Our better angels
'Tis the season for hope, possibility and celebration. It is also the season for letting go of the old darkness, the fear and the defensiveness. It is the beginning of the end of shadows as things begin to take human form with the emerging light, as fears melt away, and as we see...
December 24, 2018 - 7:30am
December 21, 2018
Reader Opinion: Year-end giving
It's that time of year when many start considering their year-end charitable giving. With the new tax law changes, there are some things people should know to maximize your giving, and minimize your income tax.
December 21, 2018 - 7:30am
Reader Opinion: Outside cash spent on key races
In the 8th Congressional District in the Iron Range, outside groups spent $9.6 million, most of it from conservative PACs in opposition to Democrat Joe Radinovich, according to the Dec. 11 Star Tribune. Negative TV ads appeared prime time on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and Fox Sport channels,...
December 21, 2018 - 2:30am
December 20, 2018
Reader Opinion: And the band played on
It's amazing how many song titles go along with issues we have today. For example, remember "Casey would waltz with the strawberry blond and the band played on?" We have a large number of politicians on both sides of the aisle who play the same tune over and over, but instead, "It's...
December 20, 2018 - 8:30am
December 19, 2018
When Minnesota children, laughing, on their knees, tear into their presents the accountable adults have given and close their eyes later, thinking back, will their hearts soar as the smile and burst with happiness at love poured onto them from this country, this state, this county...
December 19, 2018 - 11:30am
Reader Opinion: Chastised
A few week ago, I wrote a letter in which I said that Trump was a sexual abuser. Recently, I had a telephone conversation with a friend, during which I was asked what I told my wife about the Clinton-Lewinsky affair. What? I had never had a conversation about that with my friend....
December 19, 2018 - 8:30am