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Minnesota farmer suing the state charged after products test high for THC
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Rescuing a raptor: Neighbors, volunteers return eaglet to nest
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Trolling for the Troops thanks veterans for their service
Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Horns are growing on young people's skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests
Police called it a meth-fueled attack squirrel. An Alabama fugitive says it's his beloved pet.
'Play for Patrick' screenings slated Thursday at Eagle View
Lost Italian: Delicious and nutritious, celebrate our agricultural superfood with Edamame Pesto
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'This Is It': Scotty McCreery to take Lakes Jam stage June 28
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This Was Brainerd - June 20
Nisswa Lions event raises $19,000 to fight diabetes. White Cane Drive is June 22
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April 26, 2019
Minnesota student questions dress code that bans sweatshirt using ammo to depict US flag
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Geri Hickerson shouldered a large American flag. “So there's no truth to the rumor that the high school has banned American...
April 26, 2019 - 8:18pm
April 18, 2019
Reader Opinion: The situation in Venezuela
As we watch the situation in Venezuela worsen every day, have you ask yourself why this is happening? Why is it that a country that at one time had the best living conditions in South America, is now reduced to having its citizens eating out of garbage dumps and raiding grave sites...
April 18, 2019 - 8:30am
February 11, 2019
Reader Opinion: Government of, by and for the people
Up north, we the people live in the "land of sky-blue waters". Although certainly in the middle of a "blue" state, we are nevertheless, in one way, deep in a "red" zone. Last autumn, just before midterm elections, the Chalberg Theater at Central Lakes College hosted a candidate forum,...
February 11, 2019 - 11:31am
October 10, 2018
Reader Opinion: Loopholes?
Mass shootings, with thousands killed since 2013. In America. Land of the highest rate of gun-caused mortalities in the world. Dreams transformed into nightmares. Lives shattered and gone. Yet, here we lie: loopholes enabling bullet holes. Shattered lives and body counts go on. How...
October 10, 2018 - 2:30pm
Anderson makes outsider, populist campaign for senate
Populism is popular—evidenced by a slew of political hopefuls at every level of government, both sides of the aisle, headlined by the likes...
August 10, 2018 - 9:00am
July 31, 2018
Housley challenges opponent's 'extreme' politics in senate bid
Republican Senate candidate Karin Housley isn't a fan of Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn. While campaigning across the state, Housley stopped by the...
July 31, 2018 - 12:38pm
May 23, 2018
Reader Opinion: Human shields
In order to show our devotion to the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which seems to have taken on an air of sacredness for a very vocal and well-funded minority, we are told we must sacrifice our children at an increasing and alarming rate—more children than the number...
May 23, 2018 - 9:30am
April 24, 2018
Reader Opinion: Staying away
So, a sporting goods store chain that recently opened in the Brainerd lakes area has decided to side with the left-leaning, anti-gun crowd and slap believers who have faith in our Constitution and believe it was written to counteract this same group of people, have decided to destroy...
April 24, 2018 - 7:30am
April 13, 2018
Reader Opinion: Feeling sorry
In response to the letter that call the young people who were shot at with an assault weapon "useful idiots," I feel sorry for those people who have no empathy for the students that were killed, 17 of them, in Parkland, Fla., or for the kids that are afraid to go to school, and the...
April 13, 2018 - 8:30am
April 12, 2018
Reader Opinion: Defend the First Amendment
Sinclair Broadcasting is a TV giant. It's the end result of many bad laws passed, many bad mergers, and many "deals." It's the result of those who fear competition, while at the same time, they bellow loudly about free enterprise and competition. They're charlatans; the sooner we...
April 12, 2018 - 9:30am
April 10, 2018
Stauber touts common sense, blue-collar values in pitch for District 8
On Dec. 16, 1995, a bullet blasted into the confines of a Duluth Police Department squad car and struck the head of Officer Pete Stauber. Two...
April 10, 2018 - 6:00am
April 2, 2018
Locals rally for gun rights
Several people meet at the Gander Mountain parking lot Saturday, March 31, in Baxter for a Second Amendment rally at the same time as the rally...
April 2, 2018 - 9:00am
March 26, 2018
Hundreds attend March For Our Lives in Brainerd
Saying "it won't happen here" can no longer be an expectation when it comes to a school shooting, said Brainerd High School senior Thea Fisher...
March 26, 2018 - 6:43pm
March 21, 2018
Reader Opinion: Guns: America's sacred cows
A sacred cow is defined as "an idea, custom, or institution held, especially unreasonably, to be above criticism". Guns appear to be our sacred cow.
March 21, 2018 - 9:30am
March 19, 2018
Reader Opinion: The Second Amendment
While I agree with the Second Amendment, I have some reservations. I believe that if the creators of the Second Amendment could have foreseen the enormous destructive power of modern weapons that they would have worded the language of the amendment differently. I believe that could...
March 19, 2018 - 7:30am