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Did you know way back when I was 16 my dad took me up to the courthouse, paid either 25 or 50 cents, I can't remember which, and he said, "Yeah, she can drive." And I got my driver's license.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 10:01pm

I want to thank Rose Zak for the adorable picture of the frog sitting in a flower in her garden. So nice to have Rose share it with all of us.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 9:59pm

Jobs At the recent unemployment meeting at CLC all the “leaders” are paid for with tax dollars! People who earn and pay taxes in the private sector know how to make jobs — not people who suck tax dollars at meetings and nothing changes! What a waste! More move here for the welfare. George Carl...

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 9:58pm

Three times in the last two weeks, while using the computer at the library, I had the opportunity to watch an individual using the race card against those that work there. Not only were these people rude to the library workers, but had this attitude that they were being singled out because of their color.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 4:27pm

We continually ask ourselves "How much is enough?" as a nation that we call a republic, we are in a rut and the rut is getting deeper and deeper every year, actually it is monthly.

Sun, 07/29/2012 - 4:46pm

We cannot go back to the horse and buggy. We must use new technology to turn the wheels of the automobile.

Sun, 07/29/2012 - 4:45pm

Ex-governor (Tim) Pawlenty is responsible for the spread of zebra mussels in Minnesota lakes, and because of his non-actions while in office, I don't think he should be considered for the vice president position in this upcoming election.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 10:07pm

The State spends millions of dollars on tourist advertising with no measurable results. It probably has some effect, but once they get here they find that Minnesota could be a friendlier place. Maybe the advertising dollars could be reduced and a few simple “tourist friendly” measures enacted: ...

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 7:11pm

The Central Lakes Community Dental Clinic, part of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, would like to express deep thanks to the doctors, administration and staff of Brainerd Lakes Surgery Center.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 7:11pm

Ammo control? I just can't help it! Ammunition control? People driving cars kill people. Reduce the amount of gas available. People over eating kills people. Reduce the amount of food available. I'm sure there is some fair way.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 7:09pm