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By: Linda Hurst on December 10, 2010 - 4:00pm - Add new comment

Check us out! The new look of the Brainerd Dispatch website has been
a long time in coming. Some of the staff is all over this new
Blog.  Ok, we had the blog feature before, but now, on the new
site, it's suddenly cool!

By: Linda Hurst on March 28, 2012 - 5:01pm - Add new comment

I know I did it to my kids…and now I’m watching my daughter do it to hers. Those little white lies that don’t really seem to harm anything. I suppose we could get into an ethical debate about whether lying is ever acceptable, but sometimes the things I would tell my kids would cause hours of endless amusement – at least for me. The lifelong damage I did to them is fair game for what my parents (and grand parents) did to me. Pay it forward, right?

By: Linda Hurst on December 14, 2010 - 6:15pm - Add new comment

I know they don’t mean to but every child eventually makes their parents look old. Luckily for me, I’m still firmly rooted in denial.

By: Linda Hurst on January 18, 2011 - 3:40pm - Add new comment


You've heard the old adage: "Never go shopping when you're hungry."  I think we can safely expand on that: "Never go shopping after watching Cupcake Wars." 

By: Linda Hurst on January 28, 2011 - 12:57pm - Add new comment


"Time flies WAY to fast. Charlie is 1 and learning so much by the day and Jaden will be 3 in just a few short months. It's starting to get fun to watch them play and interact together, but time needs to slow down."

By: Linda Hurst on February 14, 2011 - 4:47pm - Add new comment

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Oh dear...what, exactly, is my drivers license saying? Looking at the license that just expired I've decided it should be screaming "Did you LOOK in the mirror this morning? "or "What were you thinking with that hair cut?"  Seriously, I'm glad there isn't a website devoted to bad drivers license photos. (There's not, is there?)

By: Linda Hurst on March 18, 2011 - 4:50pm - Add new comment


Walkin' downtown with your pants on the ground!
Hey! Get your pants off the ground!
Lookin like a fool!
Walkin' talkin' with your pants on the ground!


By: Linda Hurst on April 1, 2011 - 2:50pm - Add new comment

I'm confused - and I'm sure I'm not the only one.  Back in my youth food was not as perplexing as it is now.  Breakfast was pancakes & sausage with syrup.  Lunch was probably mac & cheese. For dinner Mom would pop a roast out of the oven and set it by the bowl of steaming carrots and potatoes and we were eating health.  Apparently that is sooo 1970's.

By: Linda Hurst on April 29, 2011 - 11:21am - Add new comment

And why wouldn't I?  She's AWESOME!  Dogs like this aren't going to be found in any puppy mill or behind the glass box of a pet store. She doesn't have fancy papers or a snooty name.  I found her at H.A.R.T. 

By: Linda Hurst on September 6, 2011 - 10:21am - Add new comment


Probably for the same reason every other critter in the county crosses them. Over the past week I've seen no fewer than 3 dead skunks on the road I drive to work.  Although I feel bad for the dead animals, I've always wondered how, exactly, does one manage to hit a skunk?