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All the Obama gloom-and-doom fiction that’s been floating around for the last five years confirms that he is really an inspiration to many Americans, especially nut-jobs. Ever since he first appeared on stage, a cottage industry of conservative conspiracy theorists have churned out a vat of paranoid, bizarre and racist rubbish.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:07pm

Finding common ground on Alzheimer's Alzheimer's is not a Republican or Democratic issue - it affects us all.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 10:44pm

Enjoy Kathio's snow About 30-40 people of all ages, from elders to children maybe 8 years old, got together at the Interpretive Center at Kathio State Park (originally part of the Mille Lacs Band Reservation), south of the Grand Casino.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 10:43pm

Pete Boelter from North Branch’s letter to the editor, in which he referred to the Brainerd Dispatch’s reporting of comments made by Stewart Mills was uninformed. I was at the event and recorded Stewart’s speech. The Dispatch misrepresented Stewart’s comments. What Stewart said was that in h...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 6:29pm

According to John Kerry, head of the U.S. State Department, I must be a "flat earth" believer because I believe global warming is more hype than fact.

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

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