Opinion | BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota

Remember last winter? It was cold, snowy and winter's grip lasted well into May. For crying out loud, the fishing opener was iced over! Now, hot, steamy days of summer are upon us and the true blue Minnesotans are wishing it was winter.

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 9:44pm

Minnesota has an estimated 85,000 illegal immigrants residing in the shadows and working to feed, clothe and provide for their families here and in their nation of origin.

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 10:02pm

Twitter or twit? Tweet from Mike O'Rourke: "While at the Pequot Lakes Bean Hole Days I met a woman named Berniece and a woman named Bernice. Diversity runs rampant in the lakes area.

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 9:16am

Rain in the Brainerd lakes area trapped most residents confined to their homes.

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 9:14am

It's not clear yet whether Edward Snowden will accept Venezuela's announced offer of asylum or, if he should do so, whether he would be able to reach the South American country from the Moscow airport.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 9:38pm

Minnesota's in fourth place. We're ranked No. 4 among all states for the highest state income tax rate. That is a result of an increase of 2 percent on the top wage earners in the state.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 4:19pm

Everyone acknowledges that the recovery from the Great Recession has been painfully slow. The unemployment rate as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor is stuck at 7.6 percent.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 10:55am

Last year's wolf hunt was much ado about nothing. Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has completed a survey of the state's wolf population, claiming that there are 438 wolf packs and 2,211 wolves.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 4:19pm

JULY 10 20 years ago (1993) The Brainerd High School Athletic Dept. will have four fewer female head coaches next year, as all four are resigning or taking leaves.

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 4:39pm

Home sales in the Brainerd lakes area are gaining steam. Sales have been increasing, due in part, to the Federal Reserve showing its hand - mortgage interest rates are going to inch up and there is pent-up demand among buyers.

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 4:38pm