Guest Columns | | Brainerd, Minnesota

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that Detroit, Mich., may seek to protect itself from its creditors under Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy protection, thus making this once proud city the largest municipality in American history to go bust.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 9:47pm

The left wing of the Democratic Party is trumpeting a new test of true progressivism: support for a dramatic expansion of Social Security.

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 5:42pm

The other day I saw some statistic's that showed the disparity in grades and achievement between white children and children of other races in our schools. Although I have known for some time that this existed, I never realized how significant it was.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:29pm

Recently, the 2014 proposed property tax statements were mailed to property owners.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 5:36pm

The Minnesota Legislature continues to pass laws forcing the use of intermittent wind and solar energy as replacements for base load coal and nuclear power.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 1:18am

I have often said that when it comes to education, there are no silver bullets.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 9:21pm

Is the Obama White House airbrushing history? It was a hallmark of the Stalin era: Fallen Soviet leaders vanished from official photographs.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 10:05pm

It is true that the City of Brainerd adopted a preliminary budget of $4,453,416 and the city council authorized the issuance of bonds in the amount of $2.3 million.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 9:02pm

Dennis Zotigh, a cultural specialist at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, won't be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday the way most of us are going to. Neither will lots of other Native Americans.

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 6:12pm

Seeking to create an analogy with the deal the United States negotiated with Iran to supposedly limit further production of its centrifuges, Secretary of State John Kerry chose to recall disarmament agreements between the United States and the Soviet Union. A better analogy would be the 1938 Munich ...

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:15pm