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In 2012, the U.N. General Assembly asked the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) to undertake a "full assessment of the levels of exposure and radiation risks attributable to the Fukushima accident.

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:12pm

Time is running out for the Brainerd City Council to stop - or even substantively influence - the proposed sewer and water expansion to the Brainerd Lakes Airport. They need to act now. This project has been driven entirely from the top down.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:34pm

For better or worse, ours is today a warlike nation that depends on volunteers to fill the ranks of its armed forces. Young men and women have a variety of motives for signing up. No doubt some do so for high-minded, even idealistic reasons.

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 5:07pm

WASHINGTON - After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote. Same words, different prisms. The same is true of the spoken word.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:10pm

No, tests are not fun - but they're necessary. Stepping on the bathroom scale can be nerve-racking, but it tells us if that exercise routine is working.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 8:44pm

It wasn't so long ago that conservative Christians believed Hollywood to be evil and some preachers instructed their congregations not to go to movies lest they be tempted beyond their ability to resist. Now Christians are debating film content.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:23am

March 28 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has disastrously miscalculated and Russia now faces deeper isolation, tougher sanctions and greater economic hardship than at any time since the Cold War. So declared President Obama after the NATO summit in Brussels....

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 6:44pm

Behind dysfunctional government, is democracy itself in decay? It took only 250 years for democracy to disintegrate in ancient Athens. A wholly new form of government was invented there in which the people ruled themselves.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 5:52pm

General Educational Development (GED) students often share various reasons for why they decided to drop out of high school, but their reasons for reconnecting with adult basic education and earning a GED diploma return to a single focal point, which is planning for the future. When that plan include...

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 8:22pm

A misinformed reader and a frequent contributor to the Brainerd Dispatch, Rolf Westgard, once again made a series of serious errors about climate change.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:19pm