Paul Koering, an eight-year veteran of the Minnesota Senate, filed Thursday for the District 1 seat on the Crow Wing County board. He'll face incumbent Phil Trusty, who also filed for re-election Thursday.
Cass County Commissioner Neal Gaalswyk, 57, filed Tuesday for re-election to the District 1 seat he was elected to in 2010. Redistricting moved the election date up two years for his southern Cass County district.
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.