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November's ballot includes an extremely important question: Should Brainerd elections have primaries? Yes, yes, yes! Our current system gives huge unfair advantages to incumbents for city council members and the mayor.

Sun, 09/30/2012 - 3:10pm

Chip Cravaack is running to keep the Minnesota 8th District congressional seat he won two years ago against Jim Oberstar. A key element of his 2010 campaign was the charge that Jim Oberstar was inaccessible to his constituents.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:37pm

Republicans Kill Jobs Bill for Vets All the smaller government and don't tread on me folks can thank the Senate Republicans for taking up their cause.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:36pm

I just finished reading the article by Kathleen Parker calling Mitt Romney a cyborg. I think she's being a little disingenuous, and I usually enjoy reading what she has to say.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:35pm

It is disturbing to read of the 15-year-old Riverton child being tried as an adult and incarcerated with adult prisoners. He killed his father with intent with a shotgun. No mention of why there was a shotgun so available in the home and disbelief that he was abused.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:35pm

Founding Fathers? The documentary Obama 2016, really shows just how poorly the American news media has reported on the past of our current president. Below are some facts about influential people in his life. 1. Barack Obama Sr.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:34pm

The marriage amendment is puzzling to me. I am a Christian and I’m puzzled. I have a very hard time accepting that Jesus Christ would deal with the marriage issue in this way. He represents being inclusive, not exclusive.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:34pm

I recently saw a political sign on a rural road within a seven mile radius of downtown Brainerd. The sign is an old Obama campaign sign with a big bold X through it. On the top margin is written “Don’t re-nig in 2012”.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:33pm

While millions of American families scrimp and scrounge to pay their mortgage or put gas in their autos, the Obama administration throws millions of taxpayer dollars like there is no tomorrow. He spent $2.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:33pm

Illegal camping in Little Falls City Park Once again the City of Little Falls has chosen to discriminate against certain groups or individuals renting Le Bourget Park.

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 5:54pm