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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

Keith Hansen's April 23 editorial on the beginning of an American meltdown has two major themes. The first is the danger of our many internal polarizing conflicts. The second is the danger of jihadist terrorism.

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 5:40pm

Could I say a word about Paul Krugman? A recent blog post by the eminent economist and New York Times columnist struck me as out of the ordinary, even for him.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 5:19pm

We call it the "nerd prom," hoping that a dose of irony will inoculate us. But there's no use denying it: The White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner is a deeply narcissistic event.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 3:45pm

In the two years since the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform that we co-chaired released its final recommendations on charting a path toward meaningful and bipartisan debt reduction, we have traveled the country, speaking to hundreds of thousands of Americans of all ages, incom...

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 8:50am

The case for American retrenchment has gained new traction in Washington.

Sun, 04/28/2013 - 5:34pm

Minnesota's commissioner of education came to Brainerd last week as part of her outreach and her search for input regarding early childhood education. The Dispatch captured a shot of Dr. Brenda Cassellius as she read to Mrs.

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 8:19pm

The Obama administration contains to wrestle with the issue of approving the Keystone XL pipeline which would transport oil from the huge Alberta oil sands reservoir (it's oil not tar) to refineries in Texas, Oklahoma and Illinois.

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 8:19pm

As the manhunt for the Boston bombers reached its climactic conclusion, Americans of all hues and backgrounds heaved a sigh of relief. Thank goodness it wasn't .

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 4:18pm