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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

America will soon cease to be the world's largest economy. You can argue about why, when and how bad, but the end is indeed nigh.

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 12:11am

The Brainerd City Council is seeking your applications for consideration to one of three positions open for appointment to the Brainerd Planning Commission.

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 3:56pm

Right now, country of origin labeling (COOL) is in jeopardy in the farm bill conference. We know that some conferees intend to introduce an amendment shortly that will gut or repeal U.S. COOL. If this amendment passes, U.S.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 6:46pm

WASHINGTON - In the days since revelations surfaced about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office orchestrating the now-infamous George Washington Bridge lane closings, I've had at least four different reactions.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 6:09pm

While grocery shopping over the holidays, I was approached by a community member who said, "I haven't heard much about the school district's finances lately. How are things going?" In some respects, the phrasing of the question was music to my ears.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 9:54pm

By DICK PETERSON Like many journalists, Kathleen Parker's syndicated guest opinion (Jan.5) refers twice to our Founding Fathers to vaguely support her partisan views. In this case it is to justify growing wealth disparity.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:55pm

By MIKE HOLST So New Year's Day came and went and although I was prompted to write a glowing column about hope for the future and a new beginning for all of us, the circumstances in this world today leave me more than skeptical.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 4:42pm

For many political watchers, 2013 will be remembered as the year of the disastrous government shutdown and the even more disastrous Obamacare rollout.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 5:24pm