Tax reform ideas - encompassing topics from an expanded sales tax to the flat tax - were aired Tuesday night at a meagerly attended town hall meeting featuring Minnesota Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans and Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter.
Tackling the complex issues of cost efficiency and accountability in Minnesota's health care delivery system in a two-hour session is a daunting task, but that was agenda for Monday night's public forum at Central Lakes College.
Readers may think they know the Brainerd Dispatch but Publisher Tim Bogenschutz is asking them take a second look at the 131-year-old news and information organization as it works to keep its news content relevant and accessible.
Three central Minnesota state senators split their votes Tuesday night on the Vikings stadium bill. Voting yes on the stadium bill, which passed the Senate 38-28, were Sen. John Carlson, R-Bemidji, and Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. Sen.
Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Brainerd, took time out Saturday afternoon between balloting at Saturday’s Republican endorsing convention for the new Senate District 9 to show a reporter the flood of about 125 emails he had received that day, with most of them dealing with Monday’s expected vote on a stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.