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Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people, too?
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Young female vocalist Lauren Alaina to make trek to Lakes Jam 2019
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UPDATE: Deerwood man dies in head-on crash with semitrailer
June 1, 2019
Our Opinion: Beer sales are on for this year's Crow Wing County Fair
One of the many ways in which the Crow Wing County Fair was unique among county fairs in Minnesota was the absence of beer sales during the annual...
June 1, 2019 - 7:30am
May 23, 2019
Our Opinion: Deal on state budget bill a welcome surprise
Count us among the pleasantly surprised last weekend when Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders announced they'd reached a budget deal with just...
May 23, 2019 - 7:30am
May 19, 2019
Our Opinion: Bicycle helmets save lives. Just ask Cohen Groenwold.
Cohen Groenwold's story is testimonial to the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. His life was literally saved by wearing one. While bicycling...
May 19, 2019 - 7:30am
April 29, 2019
Our Opinion: The cost of mandated paid leave is too much
A proposed state plan establishing paid family and medical leave for Minnesotans has its heart in the right place. However, the price tag to...
April 29, 2019 - 8:02am
April 25, 2019
Other Opinion: Demand accountability for IRRR hiring
Clearly, Minnesota taxpayers are owed answers — and accountability, after the revelation last week that politician Joe Radinovich, a Crosby native, has been handed a managerial position with a state agency, a job with a six-figure salary that seemingly was created just for him....
April 25, 2019 - 9:10am
April 6, 2019
Our Opinion: Koering statements about meth shouldn't be a reflection of Crow Wing County
Crow Wing County's efforts to fight a growing methamphetamine problem have been given no help by Commissioner Paul Koering. At a March 19 committee...
April 6, 2019 - 7:30am
March 31, 2019
Our Opinion: Do it right when it comes to CWD
While we wait on the results of chronic wasting disease testing on wild deer taken near Merrifield, it's encouraging to see the urgency with which local and state officials have responded to the potential problem. The ideal outcome would be that all testing for CWD would come back...
March 31, 2019 - 7:30am
March 2, 2019
Our Opinion: We should all strive for Smiles for Jake
Few things bring a community closer, or have the potential to elicit greater change, than tragedy. From tragedy was born Smiles for Jake, a campaign...
March 2, 2019 - 7:30am
February 26, 2019
Our Opinion: It's time for green building designs
A proposed plan for a new office building in Baxter offers a unique opportunity to test the feasibility of eco-friendly design in the lakes area....
February 26, 2019 - 7:30am
February 24, 2019
Our Opinion: Stepped up school security is a good thing
The recent early morning attack of a Brainerd High School staff member was not only frightening but also underscored how important security is...
February 24, 2019 - 7:30am
February 22, 2019
Our Opinion: Reduce taxes on charitable gambling
Taxes, when applied fairly and proportionately, have an important function at all levels of government. When taxes do more demonstrable harm than their intended good, our elected officials must rein them in. Case in point is the tax applied to charitable gambling activities. For years...
February 22, 2019 - 7:30am
February 20, 2019
Our Opinion: Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor
How about that weather? Yes, as Minnesotans, we understand that in any given winter we stand a good chance for cold temperatures and a lot of snow. Historically we grin and bear it, while occasionally cursing it under our breath. But this winter has been different. This is bordering...
February 20, 2019 - 7:30am
February 16, 2019
Our Opinion: It's past time to put down our cellphones
Is there really any argument we spend too much time on our cellphones? Yet there are still far too many of us—young and old—who can't, or won't, take a break from phones or other electronic devices long enough to decompress. It's getting to be beyond just being a mere...
February 16, 2019 - 7:30am
February 7, 2019
Other Opinion: Hoping new appeal fails for Rodriguez
It's interesting to watch Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. figuratively squirm to save his life. Following a 2006 trial, Rodriguez was found guilty of kidnapping and murder after he killed a UND student he confronted outside of the local shopping mall. Although the crime initially was committed...
February 7, 2019 - 9:42am
January 21, 2019
Our Opinion: Eliminating per diems long overdue
As 2018 came to a close, the Crow Wing County Board did something unexpected but welcome. It eliminated per diem payments to elected commissioners. Commissioners had been eligible to collect a $75 per diem for meetings attended outside of those related directly to the county board—subcommittees,...
January 21, 2019 - 9:12am