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In the United States there are at least 250 million fossil fuel-burning registered road vehicles, and about six million big trucks. Add in another 100 million small ICEs, like lawn mowers, snowmobiles, power boats, etc.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 4:40pm

It seems ironic that the city of Baxter can allocate funds for a couple of kitchens at parks in Baxter one week, and then seek a new tax (that’s what it really is) on Baxter residents for road maintenance the next week! Wants versus needs do not seem to balance each other at all. It seems we shoul...

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 4:40pm

At the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, we were entrusted with a fine opportunity to assist K-12 gifted and talented education in our public schools. Connie (WHS Class of '64) and Gary Grittner from Ft. Pierre, S.D.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 4:39pm

Watch what they do Read what they write, listen to what they say but watch what they do.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 6:21pm

Win Borden's death It is sad that Win Borden lost his battle with cancer. The nobility with which he dealt with that long ordeal impressed us all.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 6:21pm

Vote Republican? I don't think so In response to the letter written Jan. 11, she said we should vote Republican.

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:01pm

Approval ratings There's been a lot of worrying about President Obama's job approval rating in the news lately and whether his ratings will recover.

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:01pm

Know your facts Apparently, a member of the city council has a problem with the public voicing their opinion regarding issues relating to city hall. Perhaps Mr. Borkenhagen should read the First Amendment of the Constitution. Just as Mr.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:14pm

Sunday sales? A town hall meeting recently took place in the metro area to discuss whether the state should end its ban on Sunday liquor sales. I endorse the free market, yet my position has nothing - nada, zilch, zippo - to do with liquor itself.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:14pm

City is not over-staffed Over the last six years, The city of Brainerd has reduced the number of employees from 137 to 116 (a decrease of l5.33 percent). Services don't seem to have suffered much, but in a few departments, overtime has risen.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:42pm