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July 4, 2018
Our Opinion: Celebrate America
The Fourth of July marks the day, 242 years ago, that our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence; the day we as a nation rejected the authority of the British crown and set our course toward a free, self-ruled nation. We hope residents will celebrate that fact either...
July 4, 2018 - 12:08pm
June 24, 2018
Other Opinion: Trump's humanitarian crisis
Imagine what it would be like to have your son or daughter yanked from your arms. To have no idea where they have been taken. Or how they are faring. To have to face the possibility even of never seeing your child again. Those are things too awful to contemplate. But today in the...
June 24, 2018 - 6:35pm
June 17, 2018
Other Opinion: Making sure opioids get lost in the mail
Like all drug scourges, the fentanyl epidemic that claims so many lives on a daily basis is a matter of supply and demand. The demand, alas, is made in America. The supply, by contrast, is overwhelmingly imported, with a key source being China, where a poorly regulated cottage industry...
June 17, 2018 - 9:21pm
June 11, 2018
A wake-up call for new approaches to suicide prevention
This editorial appeared in Monday's, June 11, Washington Post. Days after the suicide of renowned fashion designer Kate Spade, chef and world-traveling TV storyteller Anthony Bourdain was found dead in a hotel room in France, another apparent suicide. Spade was 55, Bourdain was 61,...
June 11, 2018 - 7:49am
May 19, 2018
Other Opinion: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
The heartlessness is a bit hard to fathom. Legislative leaders in St. Paul this session listened to tragic tales from fellow Minnesotans, had a bill before them to prevent more tragedy, and then did nothing.
May 19, 2018 - 5:30am
May 18, 2018
Our Opinion: Now is the time for state tax reform
Only a few days remain in this year's session of the Minnesota Legislature, and so far it appears lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton remain far apart on several issues. Perhaps the most important issue is the passage of a tax bill. Without its passage, there could be a lot of confusion...
May 18, 2018 - 9:52am
April 14, 2018
Our Opinion: Voting is over, but the work is not
Almost 10,000 voters had their say Tuesday, and a majority like what Brainerd Public Schools has in mind for district buildings. All three bond referendum questions on the ballot were approved. The result—$145.7 million in new taxes to go toward $205 million in renovation and...
April 14, 2018 - 9:30am
April 12, 2018
Other Opinion: Another blow to newspapers, journalism, democracy
Here in Northeastern Minnesota, in response to other nations' illegal steel dumping, we can appreciate tariffs and other moves from the federal government that help us maintain our global competitiveness. But when it comes to the tariffs on Canadian newsprint announced last month...
April 12, 2018 - 10:12am
April 7, 2018
Our Opinion: It's time to vote
On Tuesday, April 10, polls will open and voters will decide the fate of a bond referendum to fund the Brainerd Public Schools comprehensive facilities plan. Voters will be asked three questions on the special election ballot: • Question 1 concerns investing in the elementary school...
April 7, 2018 - 11:30am
April 5, 2018
Our Opinion: Opening our eyes to mental health issues
We hope the Brainerd Dispatch's four-day series on suicide awareness and prevention, which concluded Wednesday, was as eye-opening for our readers as it was for us. Mental illness is pervasive within our communities, and in some cases can end in tragedy. Mental illness can affect...
April 5, 2018 - 11:30am
March 3, 2018
Opinion: Thank you, Brainerd
When I decided to run for Brainerd City Council I did so because I felt our city had a need. We had for a long time traveled down a path that...
March 3, 2018 - 8:30am
February 17, 2018
Our Opinion: Keep the momentum going for downtown Brainerd
It's unfortunate that Brainerd did not make it to the final five cities in the $500,000 Small Business Revolution contest. That news early Tuesday morning was a disappointment for sure, but the months-long process of that contest also reaffirmed the enthusiasm that exists—an...
February 17, 2018 - 7:30am
February 11, 2018
Our Opinion: Crow Wing looking in the right direction to save Pequot fire tower
Far too often we take for granted the wonderful history we have right here in Crow Wing County. That's why we appreciate Crow Wing County's—and specifically Commissioner Paul Thiede's— efforts to save for future generations the Pequot Lakes fire tower. When the tower closed...
February 11, 2018 - 7:30am
February 10, 2018
Our Opinion: Don't let controversy overshadow Extravaganza success
The verdict is in, the case is closed and perhaps now we can move on with our lives. Polygraph exams have exonerated Stephan, Ivan and Rostik Lyogky, Ohio residents who had been accused of cheating to win first, third and 98th places, respectively, at this year's Brainerd Jaycees...
February 10, 2018 - 7:30am
February 9, 2018
Their View: The U.S. Air Force's big enemy is its empty cockpits
The following editorial is from Bloomberg View. In late 2016, the Air Force realized it was facing a shortage of about 700 fighter pilots....
February 9, 2018 - 10:16am