A debate that has been simmering for decades has finally pushed its way onto the national stage. Gay marriage, the joining together of two persons of the same sex, was an unthinkable notion 20 or 30 years ago in the minds of many Americans.
An ongoing Brainerd Dispatch poll queries where people possessing a permit to carry a concealed weapon carry their gun.
Three percent of the 36 responding to the online question carry a weapon at work. Twenty-two percent carry in their home.
Boeing, a Las Vegas business, and 21 other companies announced layoffs following President Barack Obama's victory last week.
Unemployment had been hovering around 8 percent in recent months, with signs of a stronger job market.
Congress is considering yet another tax on driving. House of Representatives (H.R.) 5972, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 2013, would levy a user fee tax on the distance a driver travels.