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Can you imagine? With the weather finally warming, I look back over the last couple of weeks and wonder if you can imagine how cold it would have been without global warming?   More big businesses needed...

Wed, 05/04/2011 - 8:00pm

Let’s start now Oceans’ temperatures are rising, coral reefs are dying and glaciers are melting at a breathtaking pace...but one cool spring in Brainerd convinces climate change “denialists” that global warming is MIA. Conservative talk radio ranters may disagree, but real s...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 9:22pm

Dim and bright bulbs Even the dimmest of bulbs will shine if enough juice is put to it. According to a new poll, 70 percent of those who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters oppose cuts to Medicare as a way of balancing the budget. (...

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 5:47pm

Leave us to enjoy the progress I would suggest that the senator read the book “Pastor, I’m Gay” by The Rev. Howard H. Bess, a clergyman in the American Baptist denomination. Then, in general, would all members of the conservative element of the Republican Party, the “Tea Par...

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 8:56pm

It’s all about timing...

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 8:09pm

Stupid tickets I still see numerous accidents are happening around town. There’s no snow, no ice, the sun is shining and people still are running into each other. I think it’s time to start writing “stupid tickets” for those who are taking up police officers’ time; they do...

Fri, 04/22/2011 - 5:19pm

Thanks for the concert The concert at Tornstrom last Thursday was excellent! Thank you.   Times are changing...

Wed, 04/20/2011 - 7:45pm

Schools could use plastic trays In light of Earth Day and cleaning up our environment, I think attention needs to be addressed to the usage of disposable Styrofoam trays for meals in the Brainerd schools. I assume they are expensive, not to mention the extra cost involved with the s...

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:35pm

Let’s be honest I was sorry to read two more businesses are closing. I know of several more that are struggling. What’s wrong with our government? What’s wrong with cutting back from a 40-hour week to a 36- or 32-hour week? Don’t tell me workers (not just government) aren’...

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 7:54pm

Litter is now visible The sparkle of the snow has faded and disappeared from the roadside ditches. A new sparkle has taken its place. It is the shine from the bottles, cans, cups, paper and a variety of other litter. And who left litter? Could it be the good citizens, who in their o...

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 8:22pm