Guest Columns | | Brainerd, Minnesota

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

The last time there was a terrorist attack on America, we got the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration.

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 5:12pm

Usually, it would be best to ignore conspiracy mongers such as Alex Jones and not reward him and his angry gaggle of paranoiac followers with any sort of attention.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 4:35pm

Several months ago, not long before the massacre in Newtown, Conn., I asked Dan Gross, the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, why his group refused to argue for amending the Second Amendment.

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 4:40pm

On April 17 the United States Senate rejected a comprise bill that would have expanded background checks by closing loopholes in the present system, a measure supported by 90 percent of U.S.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:46pm

As I watched the devastating news from Boston unfold on my computer screen, my mind and pulse raced.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 7:58pm

Little noticed in legislative debates over taxes and budgets, House File 956 (HF 956), an Omnibus Energy bill, is quietly working its way through committee hearings, on its way to the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 4:18pm

I am, as what's known in the Episcopal Church, a "cradle" Episcopalian, meaning that I have been an active member of our church since birth. I was ordained a priest in the church and have been retired for the last seven years.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 4:17pm

As we draw close to the conclusion of the school year, Brainerd Public Schools has started to plan for the next school year.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 3:37pm

President Obama and his fellow Democrats sold many Americans on the Affordable Care Act largely by emphasizing two arguments: The law would help to reduce overall health-care costs, and it would provide health insurance to those who, for financial or health reasons, cannot get it now....

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 3:32pm