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.
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.
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...
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.