As an invited guest of the Brainerd Lakes Sunrise Rotary Club yesterday, I was impressed by one of the projects the group has taken on —“Healthy Brains For Children,” (HBFC) which seeks out pregnant mothers-to-be asking them to refrain from drinking alcohol during their pregnancy....
Last week's USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, taken after a U.S. soldier allegedly killed 16 Afghanis, suggests that 50 percent of those polled favor speeding up a withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan before the 2014 target pullout date.
We all have 'em. Some of us have strong ones, others not so much. It's been said that one's as valid as another.
What am I talking about? Opinions, of course.
In the last several weeks I have been privileged to write the opinion in this newspaper.
Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa and most communities in Minnesota have followed the national trend experiencing steep declines in the value of homes. Homes that once sold for $500,000 are now being sold for $250,000. The examples are too numerous to mention.
This year's Grand Old Party (GOP) selection of a presidential nominee to run against a sitting president is reminiscent of the good old days when party conventions were mini-dramas played out on black and white televisions around the country.