Guest Columns | | Brainerd, Minnesota

Last year, voters in Colorado and Washington state approved initiatives legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. While the details are being worked out, those watching the developments are in not only the United States.

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:12pm

President Barack Obama recently welcomed a public debate about how to protect both national security and privacy rights in the context of the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance activities.

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 3:31pm

I find it amazing when I read that inflation continues to be so low, as defined by the government, that leaders actually hope for a little higher inflation rate in the future.

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 3:13pm

Now for some good news, and it has nothing to do with the birth of the royal baby.

Fri, 07/26/2013 - 1:07pm

In 1909, as one of the scores of short pictures he turned out that year, D.W. Griffith directed "A Corner in Wheat," a 14-minute film adaptation of a story by the populist antitrust novelist Frank Norris.

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 4:22pm

White House about to use military force in Syria. That would be a catastrophic mistake. The focus should be Iran. By Joel C. Rosenberg Damascus Countdown author (Washington, D.C.) - The countdown to U.S.

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 8:22pm

On one side of our nation's most divisive current divide are people who believe that race - mostly Trayvon Martin's - was the prime reason George Zimmerman followed and shot him that night in Florida 17 months ago.

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

The Dispatch's recent article about the Minnesota Judicial Branch's transition from paper to electronic court records may have left readers confused about some aspects of the project, or wanting more information.

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

When the National Council on Teacher Quality released last month its report on teacher training programs, I was not shocked to read that the vast majority of colleges and universities do a poor job of preparing their students to teach.

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

It is easy to understand how everyone in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case feels. If I were Martin's mother, I'd want his killer's heart on a platter.

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