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Do the real math on the proposed container deposit system and you'll find that a bottle bill costing more than $219 million a year will only get us an extra 2 percent on top of our total recycling rate of 46 percent.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 3:43pm

Eighth District Congressman Rick Nolan has more time for constituents than other House members by refusing to waste working hours chasing dollars on the telephone.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 3:26pm

I have been amazed at the recent comments in the Reader Opinion from elected officials on the Brainerd City Council.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 3:26pm

Recently the Dispatch had a sizable report on the investigation of the Benghazi attack of 9-11-2012. The article used many words to inform us that it was an attack from the start and not a protest.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 3:26pm

Council President Cumberland asked if I was going to inform the council, why there was overstaffing. She doesn't think there's any overstaffing.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 3:26pm

Just a quick reminder of our next community conversation meeting this coming Tuesday evening, Senior Center, 6 p.m.

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

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