Dear God, I love all the different ways you talk to me. I can hear, see, taste, smell and feel you in nature and your creation. You talk to me in the Bible. I love our quiet time together. The Bible says to "Be still and know that You are God." Your word is a double-edged sword that will bind Satan and his demons. Satan is a jerk! I hear the promptings of the Holy Spirit and I receive guidance and counsel momently. I hear you in music. I know that someday I will be singing, dancing and play an instrument in heaven. I hear you on the radio, television and social media.
On May 16, the Crow Wing County Planning Commission gave its approval to a rather large redevelopment of Driftwood Resort on Upper Whitefish Lake. This approval came in the form of voting for a land use zoning change, conditional use permit, preliminary plat, and 27 variances. In spite of considerable concern expressed by local citizens and the lake association, the commission approved these variances in blanket fashion.
The Democrats are desperately trying to impeach this standing president. They are so used to the corruption and racism that the last eight years brought, they can't stand someone who is really getting good things done for this country. I feel sorry for them that their evil has so blinded their eyes they cant see the truth right in front of them. 2 Tim 3:1-9 sums up the democratic lifestyle. Doug Francis Baxter
If capitalism is so bad and socialism is so good, why are all the caravans of immigrants that are leaving Central America heading north to the USA to cross our borders and not heading south to Venezuela? I think that is a question to ask the Democratic socialists running for president in 2020 since they must have some great answers to that right? Dave Goos Baxter
I have one simple question for Trump supporters. You voted for him and still support him in spite of his extreme dishonesty in both business and personal lives. He has an overly low view of women, people from other countries, those of darker skin color, anyone who's had bad misfortune in their lives, etc. In essence, he has a bad view of Americans in general.
Abortion is a very painful discussion for all of us. Right now I believe, as in the past, it is being used as a political football, to divide and hurt each other with. Being a one-issue voter denies rights and funding we need to build our country up and the lives of our people who live here. It muddies the water and helps many not see the tragedies occurring in our country. It promotes a self righteousness in peoples so they can look down their noses at others. This is not what we need for ourselves and future generations, this is how we destroy each other.
As a Crow Wing Power customer, why in the world do I need to attend the co-op annual meeting to find out the truth? This whole thing from Hunt Technologies to the mine stinks to high heaven. It appears to me certain executives and board members have chosen to enrich themselves with the members money. Secrecy and non-disclosure agreements have kept this from the members and the public's view, but the smell is overpowering. Richard Ryan Pelican Township
I read the recent article in the Dispatch about the rise in STD rates and was horrified when I saw that some of the diseases had actually doubled over the past year, especially in rural areas like ours. Whatever it is we're doing as a state to prevent the spread of STDs clearly isn't enough. It seems like in 2019 we should see these rates going in the opposite direction. I think this community should be doing more to help clinics like WeARE that are providing low cost STD testing to people who need it. This isn't something that is just going to go away by ignoring it.
A recent writer painted our Republican legislators as obstructionists because the Democrats didn't get all they asked for this year. I shudder to think what our taxes would be in this state if no one opposed the Democrats from time to time. What happened was a compromise and that's how politics are supposed to work. There were a lot of school referendums defeated in special elections just last week and it wasn't that they weren't needed. It was just the fact that people have had their fill of more taxes.
That was the question Flensburg City Council faced, at their meeting on April 15, 2019. Margurite Cofell was kept on as clerk, despite pleading guilty to fraud by embezzling in excess of $2.5 million from St. Francis Credit Union, leading to its collapse in 2014. Unbelievable, considering they know she's a crook. The State Auditor's 2016/2017 report includes countless violations of Minnesota Statutes.