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A simple test Ever wonder if you are a Republican or a democrat? Here's a simple test. If you don't like guns: a Republican doesn't buy any; a Democrat wants all guns outlawed.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:14pm

What a nice free campaign ad for Stewart Mills III on the front page of the "Republican" Dispatch! I'm sure happy that those that work at Fleet Farm don't have to worry about preexisting conditions.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:35pm

Ortman is right for Minnesota Julianne Ortman is a fighter and a leader for Minnesotans. The people asked her to run for the U.S. Senate, a seat occupied by Al Franken.

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 11:19pm

The presentation at the Rosenmeier Center forum at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on Wednesday night was informative and fairly well attended. One disturbing aspect, I think, was that fact that most of us there were over 50 years old.

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 6:48pm

Wonderful So John and Joe's answer to the propane shortage is higher welfare fuel payments, go figure. We called John's office about this problem, his solution was sign up for energy assistance.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:05pm

Today, Saturday, Jan. 25, I was watching CNN and they were interviewing an expert from law enforcement who was giving a negative opinion on how safe the Russians were going to be able to keep the athletes at the Olympics.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 3:58pm

I urge all pro-life people to get out on Tuesday, Feb. 4, and attend their precinct caucus, no matter which political party their affiliated with.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 3:58pm

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding how charitable gaming in Minnesota works and what gets to the bottom line for mission work. The typical gaming charity in Minnesota returns 82 cents of every dollar wagered to the local players in the form of prizes.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 3:58pm

Corporate greed in the form of outsourcing jobs to third world countries in sweat shops that pay pennies on the dollar to what Americans can make on welfare, to outsourcing technological jobs to India, Pakistan, China, etc.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 3:58pm

Memo to the Brainerd School Board: Cancel spring break before adding missed days on the end of the year. I will probably catch a lot of guff on this. I'm just expressing my opinion is all.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 3:48pm