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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

List the toxins By his own admission in "Camp Ripley - An environmental model," Col. St. Sauver states: "Hazardous wastes generated on Camp Ripley during operations are not disposed of on the installation.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:57am

The article about Dru Sjodin’s killer in the Dispatch last week only affirms how broken our legal system is. I’m not a proponent of the death penalty but then this discussion is not about that. It’s about the millions of dollars that have been spent trying to exhaust every legal avenue to help a convicted killer.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:16pm

Be a donor Yes, you may have this on your driver's license and upon your unforeseen death your organs and more would be donated to a great cause.

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

Veterans should be proud Recently, a guest opinion from Andrew J. Bacevich questioned why veterans are proud of their accomplishments, even in wars they did not "win.

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

Blessed Easter! As I was thinking of Easter, the Lord showed how the Bible and daily newspapers are alike. The Bible has sports with the Apostle Paul's references to running the race and fighting the good fight.

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:11pm