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.
Former Republican presidential candidate and TV evangelist Pat Robertson's has flipped on his stand on legalizing marijuana. The straight-laced preacher's mind-blowing comments were made last Wednesday to the New York Times.
President Barrack Obama's administration has ruled that employers provide health insurance that includes contraceptive coverage. The Catholic church employs scores of people in hospitals, clinics, colleges and universities.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama met in Washington Monday, following an appearance over the weekend by the president at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).