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Loss of freedom I awakened this morning with a feeling of loss of freedom, my country has been taken from me.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:00am

Stewart Mills, GOP candidate for the 8th District, was quoted saying that from his experience at Fleet Farm headquarters cases of people with pre-existing medical conditions were few in number and that the Minnesota high risk pool (Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association) was a viable option for...

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 8:59pm

Freedom of choice I'm writing about Mike Holst's not-so-thoughtful letter: "Legalizing marijuana" (2-5-14). The cannabis legalization issue is not whether cannabis is completely safe for everybody, including children and adolescents, it is not.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:34pm

Looking at climate change There are some who would say that climate change is a judgment from God rather than being caused by the human abuse of the planet.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:34pm

Brainerd City Council member Kelly Bevans, who is chairman of the Finance Committee was one of the six council members voting in favor of borrowing $980,000 for capital improvements, the taxpayers would be responsible for principle and interest payments with an increased tax levy.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 9:45pm

I hear a lot of comments on the decline of the middle class in America today. I also hear that unions are declining in membership and power.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:28pm

I had an odd vision the other day. While watching and listening to Rand Paul setting forth and expounding his usual nonsense, I was thinking that he reminded me of someone and couldn’t put a finger on it. Finally I realized it was Stan Laurel. I’m a senior citizen and have very fond memories of ...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 8:55pm

I want to join in the discussions on legalizing pot. The other day our president said, "It's no worse than alcohol.

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 4:49pm

A few years ago a friend and I attended a Minnesota Ojibwe powwow. Everyone is welcomed to attend these respectfully. Small stands sell handmade items, tee shirts, prepared foods, etc.

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 4:49pm

Rolf Westgard’s guest opinion is filled with dazzling statistics: 18 percent; 39,000 tons; 87,000 ounces; 1,000 pages; 720 million dollars; 25 years; 6,000 acres; etc. None, however, support in any way his opinion that Minnesota has the technical expertise, political will and financial commitment to “regulate” large-scale sulfide mining in this water-rich and valuable environment.

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 4:49pm