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Be thankful You have got to be kidding. SSI recipients complaining that the taxpayer is not providing cheaper and more housing. It’s no wonder the taxpayer and the governments are broke. Baby-sit for your neighbor. Keep your neighborhood clean. Sacrifice. Get a job. Get other SSI roommates. Stop c...

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 8:01pm

Disgusted by comments I have never been as disgusted by my community as I was while reading the comments posted on the Aug. 16 article about the school supplies drive. Who in their right mind can have a problem with nonprofit charities giving out pencils and dictionaries to school k...

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 6:23pm

Saying ‘thank you’ is good manners In June I went to four high school open houses for four different grads. They are all intelligent, bright young people. It is now August and still not one of them has written a thank you for the gift they received. Am I missing something here? ...

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 9:02pm

Right on I think that your editorial of Aug. 14 is “right on” because school teachers and administrators, as well as other staff, should lead the way. By that, I mean that’s it’s time they display financial leadership. Our local economy, plus high unemployment, reduces the chances we taxpaye...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 11:14pm

Seniors’ futures? Seniors received no increase in Social Security for the past two years. Seniors are still required to take Minimum Required Distribution from their retirement accounts which have not even reached the break-even point from the 2008 market downfall. The current mar...

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 6:40pm

Cool spring and high waters To the readers that have written about the (lack of) ducks in Kiwanis Park: Although I don’t disagree that the decreasing diversity of prairie lands has had an adverse effect on wildlife, I think our local birds had a greater impact caused by a cool, we...

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 7:51pm

No thanks...

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 8:05pm

Loopholes SSI, Medicare and unemployment are not entitlement programs, they are insurance. Check the names. They have forced premium payments and are insurance. Food stamps, Medicare, etc., are entitlements! Fair share and loopholes? Child credits, school credits, child care credits...

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 6:11pm

Mistakes are a disservice Is the Dispatch proofreader on permanent vacation? So many mistakes in grammar and spelling make reading difficult, and do a disservice to your young readers who are trying to learn while reading.   Stop whining...

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 7:47pm

Handicapped parking and fines Why is it that the police do not enforce the handicapped parking in the Brainerd lakes area, especially when they have an office next to Cub where people park illegally all the time? The grocery stores and Walmart are the worst places for illegally parking. It is suppos...

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 8:41pm