Healthy skepticism is always a good frame of mind when it comes to government but that mind-set can be taken too far.
Such is the case with many of the responses to the illegal revelations of electronic surveillance programs by Edward J.
Stewart Mills III, who was described Monday by the chair of the Aitkin County Republican Party as someone who is "clearly serious about a bid for the U.S. Congressional 8th District seat," may be inching closer to a formal candidacy.
Brainerd residents who turned out Monday night to consider the city's future expressed support for specific priorities the Brainerd City Council identified, but also voiced frustration at government spending.
Jim Rabehl, who served 28 years on the Brainerd School Board, was remembered Thursday as a gentleman and as someone who listened carefully before voting on education issues.
Rabehl died Tuesday at Country Manor in Sartell. He was 79.
Monday's Little Falls City Council meeting came to an early and abrupt halt when Little Falls activist Robin Hensel set up signs and came into council chambers wearing butterfly glasses and what she described as a "funky evening gown.