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As a former resident of Baxter, I can attest to the chronic problem of leaf burning that occurs in Baxter on a regular basis.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 4:06pm

To the person who on Aug. 27 left four kittens to die in the sun by leaving left them in a cardboard box along Crosslake’s Pine Bay Road: Shame on you! Gerry Brine Crosslake...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 5:35pm

Vote no In November Minnesotans will face a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the freedom to marry. There are certainly things that Minnesotans disagree about. some will vote for Obama and some will vote for Romney.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 5:32pm

I don’t remember if it was Orchestra Hall or the Ordway, but I do remember that at one of those amazing spaces the guests for the very first performance were the hundreds of workers who built the facility.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 4:19pm

I am a parent of a student entering into kindergarten this fall in Pillager, and I understand that one kindergarten class was removed and there will be just three kindergarten classes of no less than 22 children each.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 4:25pm

Republican candidates for the state legislature continue to promote the fairy tale that the state went from a $5 billion deficit to a $1 billion surplus and that our taxes didn’t go up thanks to their so-called “fiscal responsibility.” (“Gazelka, Anderson talk to Cass board”, Brainerd Dispatch, Aug. 22, 2012).

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 4:24pm

Roads, bridges to the future Investing in Minnesota's infrastructure is an essential part of making our economic recovery successful.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 9:46am

Recently, GOP leader Kurt Zellers referred to voting as a “privilege”. According to the Constitution/Bill of Rights, voting is a guaranteed Right. A Right fought for and sacrificed for.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 9:41am

Stand corrected Mr. Hansen, I enjoy your column. This morning's (Monday) column, however, contains an error in fact that I thought I should bring to your attention, if others haven't already. Your first paragraph states, "U.S.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 9:40am

Ignorant leaders Romney and his tax returns versus the ignorance of our legislators (both parties). I have been forwarding a tax return to the IRS for all of 60 years, but I have never saved any return beyond five years.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 4:24pm