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The death of Andy Griffith the other day brought back a flood of memories to me about Mayberry and all of the characters that were so funny on that show. But it also posed a question in my mind.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 7:16am

The American people crave leadership which is in such a short supply and so badly needed. We have all come in contact with people that show good and bad leadership qualities.

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 11:15pm

BY CAL THOMAS Tribune Media Services When asked at the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 what the Founders had wrought, Benjamin Franklin famously said, "A Republic, if you can keep it.

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 5:39pm

Since the recent Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, Dispatch letters have warned of doomsday outcomes. These are old saws. In 1964 I completed several years of post medical school training aimed at going into general practice in rural Minnesota.

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 4:08pm

I find it ironic and more than a bit hypocritical when those who have worked their entire adult life for the federal (big) government, and are now reaping the benefits of a federal pension and health care, now make a call to support policies that limit big government. Are they willing to give up th...

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 4:07pm

On July 3, I attempted to take my children to the Nisswa parade. We arrived there early, were the last family to get served at the A&W Restaurant before the power went out, but we never made it to the parade.

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 11:04am

Some desperate politicians will say anything to win elections. In these troubled times of foreclosure and joblessness, the current line of the electoral wannabes, with not much to offer, is a "policy of job creation.

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 11:03am

I've been hearing and reading what others have commented about the recent health care ruling, such as this is what Hitler (Roberts, he's there for life and is unaccountable) did.

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 12:46am

In my next letter I'll say how now I know how Dred Scott felt about the so-called Supreme Court.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 7:00pm

A Full Time Mayor. With the retirement of Dan Vogt the City has an opportunity to update how management of the City is handled.

Tue, 07/03/2012 - 8:28pm