Skip to main content
2019 tax season likely won’t be too messy after all. But Minnesota’s code may still need a rewrite
Recruitment war sets up battle for the sexes
Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition
Brainerd elementary school posts anti-Trump meme to Facebook
After the deadly Camp Fire, a dog waited for his owners to return. They've finally been reunited.
Tesla may consider buying idle GM plants
Madden's Announces New Golf Course Superintendent
Build Your Own Fishing Rod
The last Christmas: Central Minnesota tree farm to close, neighbor faces uncertain future
US economy adds 155,000 jobs in November, below expectations; unemployment, 3.7 percent
place a business brief
With Boudreau concerned, Wild look to pick up pieces of their shattered game
Wrestling: Brainerd wins first Paul Bunyan Invite title since 1988
Gophers community raises $15,000 for Dupree McBrayer’s late mom, bringing ‘tears of joy’
College Athletics: Central Lakes players, coaches honored
Athlete of the Week
Veeder: The light of childhood reminds us to embrace life
Swift: Saving 'Niece-mas' by getting with the program
Bursack: People with dementia still sensitive to caregiver's body language
Faith Conversations: Catholic dioceses gather to enliven leaders, discuss challenges
Commentary: Hallmark - Holiday cheer made simple
Send Your Opinion
Tighter regulations set for March 1 on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River
Studying the mallard migration: Cellphone technology helping to gather new information on ducks
What's Up Outdoors: Ice fishing gift ideas to add to the Christmas list
Mountain lion found dead near Nimrod in north-central Minnesota
Flooding the rinks
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
A blood clot formed in the exact shape of a man's lung passage - then he coughed it up
Wealth Column: Give the gift of estate planning to loved ones this holiday season
An artist suffered mysterious symptoms for years. Then she realized her sculpture was poisoning her.
MN Department of Health urges action to limit influenza this winter
Column: Parents should encourage girls to get angry and show it. Here's how.
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
5 ancient beauty tricks we’re still using today
Crosslake: Literary huddle has Tuesdays booked - Group delves into classic literature
'Avengers: Endgame' trailer shows Marvel's tactic of linking films
Legacy Chorale to perform concerts
Guys from Minnesota’s lake country create popular YouTube channel just being themselves
Her Voice Magazine
Special Issues and Magazines
Bryson Shy Drake
Alfred & Jewel Schilling
Robert & Melodee Hagel
Daniel "Danny" R. Rehberger
Melvin Milton Boelter
Vivian H. Knutson
Daniel "Danny" Rehberger
Austin David Bacon
KLICK! & More
Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
On the Fly: Twitter feed
September 30, 2018
Tech Savvy: Alex Jones and free speech in the Information Age
The U.S. Constitution is a rigid, virtually unyielding document by design—amended only 27 times in its run as the oldest codified set of...
September 30, 2018 - 7:00am
September 27, 2018
Coming this weekend: Alex Jones and the free speech in the information age
Conspiracy theorist and political provocateur Alex Jones has been deplatformed from multiple social media sites in recent weeks. Is this an attack...
September 27, 2018 - 6:30pm
September 25, 2018
Reader Opinion: A bright new day
The way I've read it, centuries ago, religion and government were in "collusion." To greatly simplify it, the Catholic church used the government to empower itself over the people, and the government used the church to also empower itself over the people. The church found certain...
September 25, 2018 - 8:30am
August 18, 2018
On Twitter, Trump accuses 'social media' of limiting free speech of conservatives
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - President Donald Trump on Saturday waded into the growing debate over the role of social media companies in policing public...
August 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
July 11, 2018
Reader Opinion: Stand up
Speech intended to cause fear in others, to intimidate and dissuade others from exercising the First Amendment rights of speech and associated rights of assembly, of equal protection under the laws and of petitioning our government, which are assured to all of us, present significant...
July 11, 2018 - 11:30am
June 28, 2018
Reader Opinion: Defining treason
The First Amendment protects our right to free speech, among other liberties, but it's not without restrictions. The worn adage prohibiting the shouting of, "Fire!" in a crowded theater, is an example. As we therefore agree, there are limits to free speech because no one is granted...
June 28, 2018 - 6:30pm
June 15, 2018
Supreme Court strikes state law banning political apparel in polling places
A Minnesota case involving electioneering at polling places on Election Day came before the U.S. Supreme Court, but state and local officials...
June 15, 2018 - 8:00am
October 26, 2017
Woman arrested as protesters clash outside conservative speech at University of Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota police used pepper spray to break up three fights and made one arrest Wednesday night, Oct. 25, outside an event featuring Lauren Southern, a Canadian political commentator. The student groups Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow and Students...
October 26, 2017 - 6:04pm
October 10, 2017
Willmar man charged in anti-Muslim incident invokes right to free speech
WILLMAR, Minn. — The actions may have been offensive, but a Willmar man argues he should not face prosecution for leaving a pig's foot...
October 10, 2017 - 10:01pm
September 6, 2017
Reader Opinion: Who is Antifa?
To find information on the Antifa network I looked to Berkeley, Calif., where many recent protests have resulted in violence and property damage. Antifa seems to include anarchists, Black Lives Matter (BLM) and By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) groups. Their purpose is to stop all free...
September 6, 2017 - 10:30am
August 22, 2017
Opinion Column: How to avoid another Charlottesville
Does anybody in America truly want to repeat another horrific Charlottesville? I hope the answer is no but it seems there are different groups lusting for more of Charlottesville. Three people were killed and many others injured in a display of civil warfare reminiscent of what I...
August 22, 2017 - 12:30pm
Guest Opinion: To fight hate speech, don't muzzle it
"One of the problems with defending free speech," the celebrated author Salman Rushdie said, "is you often have to defend people that you find...
August 22, 2017 - 10:30am
January 12, 2017
Reader Opinion: Free speech
Your readers will want to know that my Supreme Court case made the MN ACLU Highlights from 2016 newsletter: it states "Free Speech and access to government. In this case a woman was charged with disorderly conduct for exercising her free speech rights during a city council meeting....
January 12, 2017 - 5:48pm
December 14, 2016
Reader Opinion: Support free speech
I noticed a couple of letters saying that a local professor should lose his job because, on his off work time, he delivered food and supplies to opponents of an unneeded and destructive pipeline project. The critics love to toot their horns about freedom, but apparently it only applies...
December 14, 2016 - 8:37pm
January 20, 2016
Reader Opinion: Doesn't make sense
A Jan. 14 letter writer, using the First Amendment as a basis, stated that if a school teacher taught a course on Islam, then that teacher must also teach a course on Christianity. Huh? What does one have to do with the other, and where in the First Amendment is that a requirement?...
January 20, 2016 - 11:30pm