Guest Columns | | Brainerd, Minnesota

The dispute over mining Minnesota's world-class mineral deposits is drawing big crowds to the public hearings on the new Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS).

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:43pm

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Critical minerals like rare earths, lithium and tellurium are becoming ever more essential to the modern economy, yet production in the United States remains limited, leaving the country relying on imports from just a handful of countries led by China. For many of these ma...

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 1:20pm

WASHINGTON - President Obama is correct in wanting to make higher education more affordable and accessible, but Americans would also be correct in wondering just what they're paying for. The need for a better-educated populace is beyond dispute.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 6:47pm

WASHINGTON - President Obama spoke Tuesday about "the state of our union," but the actions he discussed were largely his own. "I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 3:58pm

An acquaintance asked me to help him write the story of his experiences in the Korean War for his family. He served in the U.S. Army and participated in the amphibious landing at Inchon, near Seoul, South Korea, and shortly thereafter was in another amphibious operation landing at Iwon, North Korea, on his way to the Chosin Reservoir.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 3:45pm

With the season nearly over maybe it's a good time to talk about this. Recently a judge ruled that the amount of money the NFL put aside for brain injuries will not be sufficient to meet the demand.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 4:39pm

Earlier this month, a team of students from Forestview Middle School participated in the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at the University of Minnesota. The team's experience was highlighted in a Brainerd Dispatch article on Wednesday, Jan.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 6:21pm

WASHINGTON - The question du jour is, why did Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer wait so long to step forward and level her corruption charges at Chris Christie? As surely everyone knows by now, Zimmer claims that following Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Lt. Gov.

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 6:15pm

During the cold and snowy days of January my mind often drifts to the warmth of summer and the crack of the bat and the chatter coming from the ball fields in the Brainerd park system.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:14pm

The 2014 Olympic Winter Games haven't started, but they've already produced their first scandal.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 6:38pm