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Zero deaths might strike some as an impractical goal when it comes to traffic safety, but Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) officials last week correctly pointed out that if a traffic death affects just one family member, that’s one traffic death too many for that family. Toward Zero ...

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:03pm

The snow is removed from the field and bleachers, and the Minnesota Twins are ready to open their home baseball season against the Oakland Athletics on Monday at Target Field.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:50pm

Offensive words and phrases in John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" raised concern from two parents in the Brainerd School District this month, and prompted an interesting discussion involving literature, race and language.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 5:51pm

Consider this editorial the equivalent of a March television rerun. We're going to repeat our call for a full public hearing on the planned purchase of the dam at the former Wausau paper plant in northeast Brainerd.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 8:23pm

Every year guns are used to kill thousands of people, and not always the bad guys.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 5:42pm

There's something unseemly about watching the Minnesota Legislature consider tax breaks for the NFL in order to lure a Super Bowl to this state.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 5:59pm

It's clear the Brainerd City Council needs to conduct a full public hearing before it makes a decision regarding the purchase of the dam at the former Wausau Paper plant in northeast Brainerd.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 9:52pm

The slate of potential replacements for Brainerd City Council President Bonnie Cumberland, who died unexpectedly last month, is impressive in its size and in its relative youth.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 4:37pm

The wait-and-see period regarding the former Whittier Elementary School has expired - at least it has in our view.

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

Brainerd Dispatch online commenters often keep us honest. While the tone of certain contributors can be a bit snarky and other statements provoke a little head-scratching, we look at the comments just as other readers do.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 6:17pm