Guest Columns | | Brainerd, Minnesota

Some recent letters in the Dispatch have requested that some positive opinions and facts on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be published.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:56pm

In (a recent) speech, President Obama declared income "inequality" to be "the defining challenge of our time." It is time for me to come clean; to own up to a dark secret I have been hiding most of my life.

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 6:48pm

The Brainerd Dispatch's coverage of the upcoming case against Brainerd city alderman Gary Scheeler before a three judge panel at the office of Administrative Hearings is somewhat out of focus.

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:16am

Make a woman laugh, Marilyn Monroe supposedly said, and you can make her do anything. Judging from the women who fell for him, Woody Allen learned this early.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 6:22pm

Christmas is the time of year when our thoughts turn to images of family gathering around the dinner table to share a meal, giving gifts to each other and watching the joy on the children’s faces as they see the festively wrapped gifts for them and the sheer delight in opening them up. It is a tim...

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 9:07pm

The pressure is on to replace CO2 emitting coal as an electric power fuel, as the PUC tells Xcel to study retiring two units at Xcel's big Sherco coal plant.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:42pm

Twas the darkness before common sense was summoned all through the land, not a Democrat was questioning or probing the "Fog" of the "Obamacare Plan.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 7:40pm

Congress may take up legislation this week to cut food stamps. The Senate passed a bill in June mandating $4 billion in cuts over 10 years; the House version, passed in September, imposes nearly $40 billion in reductions.

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 6:10pm

Janis came into my office, sniffling. "I have no idea what to do," she said. "Here," I said, shutting the door. "Let me see it." "She keeps yelling at me, the woman," Janis sobbed. "I tell her, GO AWAY, but she doesn't understand.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 5:51pm

Earlier this year Pope Francis made a stir when he said the Catholic Church was too obsessed with certain sexuality issues.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 9:15pm