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More cloudy reasoning The guest opinion in the Dispatch, last weekend, by Dr. John Abraham in which he dissed Rolf Westgard was, in itself, in error. Abraham said that clouds are not water vapor because you can't see water vapor.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 9:49pm

We've turned the corner So now it appears we have turned a corner and the polar vortex is finally being pushed back to where it belongs - to that land of persistent snow and ice.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 9:48pm

Kudos to Superintendent Razidlo and the faculty, staff and students of all six Brainerd elementary schools for their nomination for the National Blue Ribbon Award. Having directed a school that won this award twice and having served on multiple panels to evaluate Blue Ribbon applications, I can appreciate the amount of thought, self-study, evaluation and planning that goes into achieving this award.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:43pm

Belated St. Valentine greeting I wanted to write a letter before St. Valentine's Day but I have a condition called obstinate procrastinationism, it's a condition, so it has to have an "ism." My son has it, too, but he's a teen. I'm writing this on St.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 10:03pm

Was greed the cause? A few weeks ago it was indicated that about $15.8 million was provided for heating assistance.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 10:02pm

In response to Daryl Bahma’s letter in the Sunday Dispatch Feb. 2, about propane prices ranging from $2.99-3.06. On Feb. 5, I had a gas fill. “Gas is back.” I had an 85 percent fill to the tune of $4.29 a gallon (unit). Perfect timing at the highest cost.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 6:25pm

Pipelines are preferable Now that there's been three derailments and subsequent fires involving crude oil tank cars the push has turned to building safer tank cars.

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 8:52pm

Poverty is a reality I was glad to see that our local schools did address their hot lunch policies. I do believe there was "under-reporting" from two schools as to the actual numbers of students that were not given meals and/or not given hot meals.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:21pm

I never get upset at progressive liberals for being progressive liberals. What I disagree with is their financial concepts. The reason I no longer support the Republicans is because there aren’t any real conservatives left in their mainframe, they’ve become nothing more than Democrat Lite. They...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:59pm

Unfinished journey Sometimes when one journeys through life, you have the privilege to meet outstanding people. Bonnie Cumberland would be in the top five in my book.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:58pm