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In recent years, Minnesota's tourism and hospitality industries have struggled to recover the business they lost during the Great Recession. It's been a slow, difficult struggle.

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 4:22pm

Recently representatives of Brainerd High School (BHS) presented a proposal to Independent School District (ISD) 181 School Board members to eliminate class rank during the May 2 Curriculum Committee meeting.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 3:44pm

I was at the meeting last week when John Ward met with a group of supporters of traditional marriage. I feel that those who spoke made some very valid points about why marriage should be one man, one woman. I agree with them all. I would also like to point out that nobody mentioned how our religious...

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 8:30pm

Some people are arguing loudly against homosexuality, saying it’s against the laws of their gods, and trying to force those beliefs on everyone, using our government and laws to do it. This is wrong. Our government was founded on the basis that religion is to be kept out of it, and that religions ...

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 8:28pm

I gave an exam last week, and one student showed up 25 minutes late.

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 4:19pm

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View: Any doubts that the U.S. military has been unable to address its own problems with sexual assault should be dispelled by a just-released Department of Defense survey.

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 8:40pm

The economist Milton Friedman arned that the United States cannot have open borders and an extensive welfare state. He was right, and his reasoning extends to amnesty for the more than 11 million unlawful immigrants in this country.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 7:12pm

Polybius, in his "Histories," tells the story of Antiochus IV, ruler of the Seleucid Empire, who invaded Egypt during the second century B.C. The Egyptians, led by Ptolemy, sent urgently to Rome for assistance.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:22am

In the April 28, 2013, issue of the Brainerd Dispatch, Keith Hansen wrote an editorial stating that investing 40 percent of the state's budget in K-12 education "seemed a bit steep" and called for more results.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 6:14pm

There's the story of a woman with five kids who was asked if she had to do it all over again would she have five children? "Yes," she said, "just not these five.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 5:43pm