Open Forum | BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota
Reader Opinions

You get what you vote for. In Joe Radinovich, you get a tax hog who wants to take credit for refunding taxes that he voted for.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 8:33pm

Three resignations from the Nisswa city council in 26 months.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 8:30pm

The 2014 session is now underway. Most of you are aware of the major issues of the session, so I wanted to take a moment to go over my local priorities.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 8:29pm

Don't buy Whittier In his 12/12/2013 letter to the council, Chip Borkenhagen calls those who signed the petition against more spending by the bearcats at city hall, heel diggers.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:09pm

Use common sense We, as a community, are blessed to have a viable main street with independent businesses that are the driving force of our state's economy.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:09pm

A new scientific study shows it takes years to pay back the energy used in solar electric devices. EROI (Energy Returned on Energy Invested) says it takes energy — mining, drilling, refining, transporting, installing, maintenance, and replacement parts — to make the devices necessary to capture ...

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 9:48pm

Omissions are misleading I am submitting this letter to correct errors of fact in today's letter by Rolf Westgard. "In his Feb.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:44pm

Spend, spend, spend I wonder if the city council has ever asked themselves if the purchase of the mill dam is really in the city’s best interest, will it even pay for itself? It takes a long time to pay back $4 million dollars plus the operating cost and repairs. If it is such a good deal why does...

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:44pm

Love of the market We have those who love the market. The market can do no wrong, it will solve all problems, it is the answer to all problems, and if anything is wrong it is because someone regulated the market.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:44pm

I’m writing about Mike Holst’s not-so-thoughtful letter: “Legalizing marijuana” (2-5-14). The cannabis legalization issue is not whether cannabis is completely safe for everybody, including children and adolescents, it is not. The issue is freedom of choice for adults. Children have died fro...

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:31pm