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June 12, 2019
Reader Opinion: Illegal dumper trashes day
After an emotional day June 6 on the anniversary of WWII D-Day with memories of the Normandy invasion at Omaha Beach, I returned home to find my roadside trash container jammed full by a cheap, ignorant, illegal dumper. I called the Crow Wing County Sheriff's office and received great...
June 12, 2019 - 5:30am
April 24, 2019
Reader Opinion: Minnesota roads crumbling?
The Brainerd Dispatch, Monday April 22, 2019, "Other Opinion" says evidence shows more Minnesota roads crumbling, and yet Republican Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, among others, are on record saying Minnesota doesn't need more tax money to fix roads, paying for it from general funds,...
April 24, 2019 - 9:34am
April 7, 2019
Free walking classes offered at Crosslake Community Center
Donna Keiffer offers organized, free walking classes for all ages from 8-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 9-9:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center. These classes are not sanctioned by nor affiliated with the SilverSneakers program. "I work out in the weight room seven days a...
April 7, 2019 - 8:30am
December 21, 2018
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
October 2, 2018
Reader Opinion: Elect Menk to House 10A
Dale Menk, the DFL-endorsed candidate for Minnesota House District 10A, will challenge for the house seat currently held by Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa. He is a Pine River-Backus High School graduate and a strong supporter of the Constitution's Second Amendment: the right to bear...
October 2, 2018 - 2:30am
September 11, 2018
Reader Opinion: Vote Goddard
Capt. Scott Goddard for 23 years, as a leader in the sheriff's department, served in Breezy Point and Pequot Lakes, and has developed skills important to our schools and community. Sheriff Todd Dahl has prepared Scott to replace him as sheriff of Crow Wing County, and has endorsed...
September 11, 2018 - 6:30am
August 22, 2018
Reader Opinion: Hilstrom an alternative
The Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 Star Tribune reported: the National Organization for Women (NOW) calls for DFL nominee Keith Ellison, who won an overwhelming victory in the Aug. 14 primary election, to drop out of the race for attorney general. U.S Sen. Al Franken was forced to resign for...
August 22, 2018 - 12:30pm
August 9, 2018
Reader Opinion: Vote in the primary election
Regardless of the political party you support, it is important that you vote in the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 14. It is your opportunity to vote for the following candidates: • Minnesota governor • Minnesota Attorney General's office • DFL for Congress • Republican for...
August 9, 2018 - 2:30am
May 2, 2018
Reader Opinion: Secrets to a healthy, happy life
I am age 95, in excellent physical and mental health. These are some of the secrets to a healthy life. When you feel pressured or stressed out, if you listen to your body, it will let you know when you are pushing too much. Be good to yourself and take a little time off. Go for a...
May 2, 2018 - 9:30am
April 13, 2018
Reader Opinion: Supports Nystrom
In regard to the April 5 "Nystrom won't seek re-election" story in the Brainerd Dispatch, a few things stand out. Nystrom attended the "March for Our Lives" March 24 in Washington, D.C. about "concern for school shootings." Nystrom says she knows both the highs of winning election...
April 13, 2018 - 9:30am
April 1, 2018
Reader Opinion: In memory of Carol Coulter
Carol J. Coulter was mayor of the City of Crosslake March 4, 1981, for a land use problem to be investigated and solved. The responsible person was me, Bob Uppgaard, Star Route 1, Crosslake. The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA) applied for a $5,000 grant for Al Cibuzar...
April 1, 2018 - 7:30am
March 13, 2018
Reader Opinion: Popular vote vs. Electoral College
The Electoral College on Nov. 8, 2017, elected Donald Trump, despite Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote by more than 2.9 million votes. The American Bar Association criticized the Electoral College as archaic and ambiguous, and its polling showed 69 percent of lawyers favored...
March 13, 2018 - 10:30am
January 24, 2018
Reader Opinion: Government shutdown
The Monday Dispatch story that "Minnesota, ND senators split vote on shutdown" reports on facts that need to be shared. The bill failed 50-49, mostly due to "no" votes by several Republicans and a mostly united Democratic Senate delegation. Minnesota's two Democratic senators—Amy...
January 24, 2018 - 7:30am
January 17, 2018
Reader Opinion: 'Fire and Fury'
"Fire And Fury — Inside the Trump White House" by author Michael Wolff was topic for discussion on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Jan. 4 at 6 a.m. The copy I ordered arrived Thursday, Jan. 11. The author's notes reflects what he learned from his 18 months as a fly-on-the wall status,...
January 17, 2018 - 7:30am
November 13, 2017
Brainerd recognizes vets for another year
Brainerd High School students and the community at large sat down Friday to hear how Bob Uppgaard helped make sure U.S. troops had enough supplies...
November 13, 2017 - 11:56am