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Regarding your article in the paper on Aug. 10 by Greg Sargent, this Obama ad is really ludicrous. To even hint that Mitt Romney is in any way connected to the death of Mrs. Soptic, five years after a plant closing is beyond real.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 6:19pm

Romans 5:8: "But God commandeth his love toward us, in that, while we were sinners, Christ died for us." Who else has that kind of love? Awesome! A man told a friend that he found the perfect church.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 6:00pm

To the individual who sent me an anonymous response to my recent letter to the editor regarding my appreciation of Sister Simone Campbell and the LCWR. Because you chose not to sign your letter I could not answer the questions you asked of me.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 6:00pm

I would like to express my deep gratitude and appreciation to Rep. John Ward for his part in retrieving a piece of my mother’s legacy. It is well known that the end of an era has come with the recent demolition of the former the Brainerd State Hospital.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:28pm

Music to My Ears Recently my wife and I went to one of the concerts of the Lakes Area Music Festival. Not only was it beautiful music, but it was also a beautiful day with a good cross-section of the community in attendance.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:28pm

Barnstormers: A great event If you didn't know they were here, you must have been out of town. The American Barnstormers Tour provides a glimpse of the past that few have an opportunity to experience today.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 6:58pm

Wednesday night many lucky people were able to attend the Lakes Area Music Festival's first operatic presentation, "The Magic Flute." It was indeed magical from the very first notes through the final curtain call. It was amazing.

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 11:22pm

It is interesting to read the comments about banks vs. credit unions. I don’t see the need for discussion. Banks are in business to make money and credit unions exist to help people. It’s as simple as that. Darrell Stave Baxter...

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 8:16pm

Under Romney, Bain Capital invested private capital in the following companies: AMC Entertainment, Burger King, Burlington Coat Factory, Clear Channel, Dominos, Dunkin Donuts, Guitar Center, Sports Authority, Staples, Toys-R-Us, and Warner Music. Under Obama, your taxpayer dollars were invested in t...

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 8:02pm

On Aug. 7 Alderman Bob Olson gave his audit of Brainerd's finances. Bob does his homework. I should know, I am his 'secretary.' The information he presented is available to the public at

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 8:02pm