Brainerd Hotel and Conference Center is closing its doors for good on Sunday, Oct. 6. That's a sad day.
Some 40 employees at the center will be turned loose to find other employment.
This once state-of-the-art facility served Brainerd for decades.
Minnesotans may be tapped for more taxes because the last legislative session failed to notice changes in the federal government's tax code. It's more than just an oops. It could spell more pain for those who had to face foreclosure or short sale.
Just when things seemed to be calming down in the Middle East, an old fiscal cancer has shown up: Default on obligations the United States has assumed by borrowing to support a growing federal spending appetite.
Default could occur as early as Oct.