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A million dollar vacation Michelle Obama announced she will be traveling to China with her two daughters and her mother. The trip will cost U.S. taxpayers in excess of one million dollars, which ironically, we will have to borrow from China.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 4:37pm

People often use the word "Big" disparagingly. You know: "Big Oil," "Big Government," etc. In fact, Tom Hanks might want to rethink his movie character's wish to be that B-word.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 4:37pm

Don't buy the dam Brainerd seems to have buying fever. They are considering the purchase of Whittier School and the Brainerd hydroelectric dam. Remember, these are the same people that gave away the hockey arena for a dollar.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:39pm

Use, abuse and discard Veterans, almost a sacred term denoting service, sacrifice and duty . an easy term to cavalierly use and abuse. We often use them politically to show our "patriotism" by recognizing their heroism and sacrifice.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:38pm

Purchase of dam An anonymous source provided me with information on the Brainerd hydroelectric dam that the city has until March 13 to decide if they will purchase for $4,115,000 from Wausau Paper based on the due diligence report prepared by consultants. The value of the dam is estimated at $3,373,...

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:38pm

Some call the Catholic Church’s (and some secular employer’s) opposition to a HHS mandate, which would require some religious employers some secular employers, to go against their consciences and to pay for health insurance covering birth control and abortion-inducing drugs, as a war on women. T...

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 9:46pm

There was a Kiplinger's report about the 10 states with the scariest death taxes. Minnesota was listed as No. 3 at 5.6 percent tax in for estates of $1 million.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 9:46pm

This note is in response to the letter written by Mr. Steven Wolff. I am sorry that a note I wrote a number of months ago was perhaps taken the wrong way. It had been written as a tongue-in-cheek satire (meaning not serious).

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 9:46pm

There are always two sides to every story and now that the "former" Flying Warrior coach has spoken, it is time for us to say something. Your job was to teach hockey to our girls, something that you failed at.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 9:45pm

Our severe winter has some global warming advocates in hiding. But this is just weather, not climate, as other parts of the earth are warmer than usual.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 9:45pm