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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

My wife and I wanted to share how Cindy Clough's article, which was submitted to the Reader's Opinion on Friday, Aug. 17, touched our hearts. The outpouring of so much support at the time of such a tragedy is so important.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 3:47pm

This year, from the Airport Commission to the Brainerd City Council, issues with public information have arisen.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 3:46pm

Banks versus credit unions Credit Unions: Business Structure Does Not Justify Tax Exemption The recent guest opinion written by a credit union executive contained several inaccurate statements.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 3:55pm

The Lakes Area Music Festival just completed an exciting and successful fourth season, presenting world-class classical music in the Brainerd lakes area.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 3:54pm

Let's Know the Truth About Wind Power Regarding Rolf Westgard's Aug. 21 column, "Wind farms provide only 3.5% of U.S.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 3:54pm