Guest Columns | | Brainerd, Minnesota

The latest in the series of UN climate conferences concluded on Friday, Nov. 22 in Warsaw, Poland.

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 6:27pm

As a physician and an American, I feel compelled at this time of peril, to address the changes that I see in the process of the actual delivery of health care to the American people.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 5:20pm

On Thursday afternoon President Obama held a press conference at the White House announcing his decision to allow insurance companies to continue canceled health plans for one year, even though they may not meet requirements stated in the Affordable Care Act, (Obamacare). This decision essentially ...

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 5:31pm

In spite of everything - the GOP's internal scrimmages, the government shutdown, the party's transparent attempts to derail Obamacare - Republicans keep getting second chances.

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 5:43pm

Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, sounded a budgetary alarm last Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee. “The cost of [an Army] soldier has doubled since 2001; it’s going to almost double again by 2025. We can’t go on like this, so we have to come up with [new] compensati...

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 5:32pm

Brainerd city council members: I was at the city hall meeting last Tuesday evening because I live in this area at 14913 Franklin Dr. I strongly oppose the assessment proposal that is being passed.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 6:17pm

The sky is falling; weather is unusual; the earth is cooking; and world food crops are in peril. Alarmist global warming reports dominate the news (UN: CO2 pollution levels at annual record high).

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 6:37pm

President Barack Obama’s hollow promise that Americans who liked their own healthcare plans would not have to give them up under Obamacare may prove to be another tempest in a tea party teapot, but it might also balloon into a political gale that blows away the highest hopes for his second term in...

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 6:14pm

Each day I read the police blotter in the Dispatch and almost everything illegal that goes on is in some way tied to drugs or alcohol, at least as it relates to breaking the law.

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 6:46pm

By now, most local government watchers are aware that the Crow Wing County Board has cut or frozen the county tax levy in each of the last four years.

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 5:15pm