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Defend the Constitution Over the Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in Chicago. Nine died and 36 were wounded. Some where children caught in gang cross fire. A tragedy? Yes.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:08am

Don't punish homeowners With Tax Day behind us and new data on the Minnesota housing market in, now is an excellent time to reflect on the importance of the Minnesota mortgage interest deduction.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:07am

Across the world, nearly 4 million children under the age of five die yearly due to vaccine preventable diseases. An alarming number are beginning to occur in the United States as myths surrounding vaccination are published as fact.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:47pm

Fairness in society We have a society or we don't. If we don't, it's every one for himself. Some species live, thrive, and survive this way. Humans don't.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 6:06pm

I want my country back The drastic move to the right by the Republican Party has been a steady march, headed by large corporations and billionaire families including David and Charles Koch.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 6:06pm

Cuyuna Iron Range There is a resurgent interest in iron mining on the Cuyuna Range. The environmental concerns associated with a Polymet operation do not exist on the Cuyuna Range. Mining has "carried Crow Wing County" in the past and can do so again.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 9:14pm

Micro-managing the military There's a reason our military can't win wars anymore. Tell Congress to keep out of trying to micro-manage and let the military do its job. Congress can't do its job properly, to say nothing of managing a military conflict.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:40pm

Eliminate frivolous lawsuits Mike Holst's editorial in Friday's Dispatch asked if anyone else sees a problem with the way our legislators make their own rules regarding their conduct and the way our judges and lawyers milk the legal system.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:40pm

Minimum and maximum wage Everyone has a personal maximum wage. It is the amount of money per hour they can personally generate, on their own, by creating and marketing a product or service.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:40pm

Take back our schools It's time to wake up and take back control of our schools. As a parent, I want the best for my children; as an educator, I want the best from those children.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:39pm