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Zebra mussels have invaded the Whitefish chain of lakes, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). That's bad news.

Fri, 07/26/2013 - 8:49pm

ACORN and other community organizing groups will be in charge of signing folks up for the Affordable Care Act. That's right, community organizing groups.

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 4:21pm

General Motors and Chrysler, two of the giants of Detroit, received massive federal bailouts in the early days of the Great Recession. Now the Motor City is in a similar position - bankrupt.

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 5:49pm

Does anyone recall when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal broke? Fingers were pointed at some rebel agents in the Cincinnati office. End of story. Not so fast. Last week the scandal was clearly orchestrated in Washington.

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 4:15pm

What is a "living wage" for a family of four in the Brainerd Lakes Area?

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Nancy Pelosi, then Speaker of the House of Representatives, which was controlled by the Democrats, said, "we have to pass the bill (the Affordable Care Act) so we know what's in it." It was passed and signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 4:48pm

Detroit, the largest city in America to file Chapter 9 bankruptcy begs the question: Can the United State sof America be far behind? Good question. The answer is no and yes. Government spending, even with the 2.

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 3:48pm

Many Americans would agree with former President Jimmy Carter's statement that America is no longer a democracy. He made the statement in the wake of the National Security Agency (NSA) scandal. He criticized the U.S. political system.

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 6:06pm

Smaller than a bird, noisier than a Minneapolis freeway at rush hour and consider the official, unofficial state bird of Minnesota. The mosquito is having a heyday this summer. There are several reasons for the bumper crop of mosquitoes this summer.

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 10:38pm