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Farm deluge starts to seep into America's fragile rural economy
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McFeely: No signs of bigots, but plenty of friendship at Pelican Rapids festival
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Western Minnesota pelicans slowly rebounding
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New York woman has been on a three-year road trip documenting acts of kindness
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Minnesota Zoo monorail train gets new life in rural Wisconsin
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Dave Bartholomew, musician and producer who guided Fats Domino's career, dies at 100
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June 11, 2019
Guest Opinion: Community Connection: Connecting with alumni
Calling all Central Lakes College alumni! We want to hear from you. Whether you attended a class or graduated from Brainerd Junior College, Staples...
June 11, 2019 - 12:15am
June 8, 2019
Survivor seeks information from 1969 Outing tornado
Sue (Dugan) Moline was 17 years old back in the summer of 1969 when her family was on a two-week vacation on Lake Roosevelt in Outing. On the...
June 8, 2019 - 4:59pm
May 26, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: A piece of paradise
One of humanity's most treasured notions is the concept of paradise. From the book of Genesis to the Bhagavad Gita, from the Quran to the haiku...
May 26, 2019 - 8:00am
April 30, 2019
Opinion: San Diego Synagogue - Stop hate filled ugliness
Hate showed its ugly face again last Saturday at Congregation Chabad in Poway, California, a community about 22 miles north of San Diego. Suspect John Earnest a 19-year-old student at California State University San Marcus, wearing sunglasses, pointed his automatic rifle at Rabbi...
April 30, 2019 - 2:30am
January 28, 2019
Reader Opinion: Are innocents cannon fodder?
There was an interesting article in the Brainerd Dispatch a couple of weeks ago regarding traffic deaths increasing 6 percent in 2018. Of the 380 total deaths listed 221 were either alcohol-related or speed-related. Also listed were 27 deaths as distracted-related and 90 deaths for...
January 28, 2019 - 11:30am
Reader Opinion: Three Weeks to Go
The government is open, for now. This gives the voters another chance to get their message to Congress. Can we agree on some things? That the shutdown hurt us all? That fearing for the welfare of our neighbors and ourselves felt more positive than fearing our neighbors? Can we agree...
January 28, 2019 - 8:30am
Reader Opinion: Prime pivot point for polarization?
With the interest required to be paid on the national debt near to 1,000 million dollars each day, it marks a place to consider the decisions that will need to be made, eventually. It may be that the current political gyrations will be helpful to prepare us for even more tumult in...
January 28, 2019 - 2:30am
January 27, 2019
Viewpoint 181: February is "I Love to Read" month
Teachers have the most amazing opportunity to teach children to read and even more importantly to LOVE to read. Children in our classrooms hear...
January 27, 2019 - 7:30am
January 16, 2019
Bormett's Vignette: A change in perspective
I've gotten my car stuck in deep snow twice in one week. Was this on my daily commute to work or an accidental wrong turn on my way to safer...
January 16, 2019 - 8:00am
January 14, 2019
Opinion: Trump's Wall and Illegal Prowlers
A few years ago I visited South Africa where the average house was surrounded by a concrete wall. South Africa has many villages and rural communities of impoverished people where the main goal each day is to find a clean drink of water. However, people throughout many of the towns...
January 14, 2019 - 7:30am
December 25, 2018
'Ain't no ox can fly!'
Lynn Scharenbroich wrote this tall tale several years ago for the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association's Inkslinger newsletter. Paul and his...
December 25, 2018 - 8:00am
December 13, 2018
Reader Opinion: Review and make your voice heard
I would encourage everyone to review the "Fourth National Climate Assessment" issued last month under The Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990, a law initiated under the Reagan administration. It charged the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) with a legal mandate to...
December 13, 2018 - 5:30am
November 26, 2018
McFeely: Vikings finally get a kick out of beating Green Bay
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Zimmer is getting all soft with his kickers, it appears. Sort of. He's all into forgiveness and second chances. Sort of....
November 26, 2018 - 8:19am
November 22, 2018
Danecdotes: Your Thanksgiving meal, ranked
That magical day is upon us. Thanksgiving is a special day where we reunite with family and friends to be thankful for who and what we have. It is also that magical day where we wear our belts on the loose side and fill our faces with as many delicious comestibles as humanly - or...
November 22, 2018 - 8:00am
October 29, 2018
Reader Opinion: Not your daddy's party anymore
Right up there with death and taxes, nothing is more predictable than change. In the case of politics, it is inevitable in every party. But never have I seen the scope of changes that have affected the Democratic party in such a short period of time. For those of you who remember...
October 29, 2018 - 5:30pm