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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 www.aldermanolson.info.

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

We have an elderly parent living in Iowa and it requires a number of trips each year for that visual check and to assist in a variety of ways. Over the years we had noticed better gas mileage on our return trips to Minnesota.

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 8:01pm

I have read in several places, that we have 110 million people in this country that are on some kind of government assistance. By the way that does not include Social Security and Medicare. That is about one third of the population.

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 8:01pm

Minnesotans must vote against the proposed state constitutional marriage amendment.

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 8:01pm