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As part of an ongoing effort to recognize those Brainerd Public Schools employees who inspire others and consistently go above and beyond what is expected so students can be successful, Brainerd Public Schools once again awarded three employees with the Above and Beyond Award. These employees are in...

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 1:43pm

For liberals, it is a cruel twist of history that Harry Truman’s dream of universal health coverage, carried forward by generations of committed Democrats, should fall to the Obama administration for its fulfillment....

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 1:28pm

The woman in Pine River neglects and abuses hundreds of dogs over the years; it cost the Humane Society $200,000 to get the 129 rescued dogs healthy and sociable so they might be adopted and the woman gets fined $135 — the price of a speeding ticket — and is allowed to continue her operation. ...

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 9:04pm

Let's drop the whole notion of "entitlement." Just eliminate it. Politicians, pundits and academics who talk about entitlements would then have to name the actual programs and argue their merits and demerits. This would encourage clarity and candor.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 6:28pm

The fiasco in Washington over the partial government shutdown, raising the debt ceiling and deepening animosity between Republicans and Democrats (and Republicans and Republicans), has left many asking if there is any way out of this bitter, endless cycle. There may be....

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 4:15pm

The latest round of the budget and debt-ceiling fight went decidedly to the Democrats. While there's a certain "pox on both their houses" aspect to the fallout from the government shutdown, Republicans clearly absorbed a bigger hit in public opinion.

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 4:37pm

Condoleezza Rice won't just be one of the first women to wear Augusta National's green jacket.

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 9:35am

The Republican Party has reached its Ninotchka period.

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 8:56pm

This just in from a new Esquire/NBC News study: There are more Americans in the vast middle than on either the left or right. Who didn't know? Certainly those Americans who dwell in The Great Big Center have known this for some time.

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 4:21pm

Obamacare is imploding. But thanks to the government shutdown, everyone is talking about the implosion of the GOP instead.

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:35pm