We watched socialism slowly destroy Venezuela over the past 20 years and the media said nothing. When it finally got bad enough that people of Venezuela started rioting in the streets because they were running out of food, then the media finally started reporting on it. Socialism finally destroyed a country that once was the richest country in South America. A country that had the highest personal income in South America. Socialism doesn't work, period.
Dear God, You never cease to amaze me. I know that we are living in the end times and all the natural disasters are talked about in the Bible, but frigid weather, really?
I took part in the March for Life on Jan. 22 here in Brainerd. I don't have an official count but I would estimate that there were at least 80 concerned pro-life citizens in the march to commemorate the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which effectively legalized abortion on demand in the United States.
She's not "Just a dog." She traveled 1,500 miles in a U-Haul cross-country with me after I divorced; was at my side for the death of each of my parents; she has been my comfort for too many lonely nights to count and my source of joy when i had none elsewhere. You picked up more than "just a dog" along the road by Merrifield this past Christmas.
It's not too early to be thinking of the next presidential election. We are seeing the Democratic candidates for president coming out in droves. It's reminiscent of the other side, in the last election before they made their bad choice. I think almost any Republican candidate could have won in the last election, given the choices we had. I can think of at least five of them that I would have supported whole-heartedly. In fact I did write in the name of one of them when it came time to vote.
I read a recent letter to the editor and it made we wonder immediately where the justice is for unborn babies that are killed and then celebrated! Justice for animals cruelty but no justice for murdered unborn babies. Such a heinous atrocity. May God have mercy on our country. Chris Pence Merrifield
Jan. 21 was a day set aside to remember and honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., who arose from an oppressed class but nevertheless gave voice to the best of American democratic ideals, called for non-violent change and sacrificed his life in service of a better, more inclusive America. Unless people are so blinded by skin color that they cannot see into the heart of other human beings or recognize noble character when it is present, everyone must recognize the positive trajectory of his life, not just for our African-American citizens but for the soul of the entire nation.
This is an open letter to Crow Wing Power Cooperative Board, 38,000 published members and citizens of Crow Wing County.
Seventy-four years ago on Jan. 30, 1945, the 6th Army Ranger Battalion, part of MacArthur's effort to retake the Philippines, was given a daunting task for the 100 untested, newly trained soldiers, as they were soon on a mission to rescue over 500 U.S. and allied soldiers that ended up at a Japanese POW Camp called Cabanatuan at the end of the "Death March of Bataan." This group of 100 fresh Army Rangers set out under the command of Capt. Prince and Col.
Gov. Tim Walz is calling his administration "One Minnesota" which, let's all be honest, is kind of humorous considering he called greater Minnesota nothing but "rocks and cows." There are 23 commissioner positions in the state of Minnesota. Each representing a separate division of Minnesota bureaucracy from administration to veterans affairs, these commissioners oversee huge amounts of money and thousands of government employees.