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Mon, 12/27/2010 - 10:04pm

The Vox Pop Dept. of Peace on Earth wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words. To phone in a comment, call (218) 855-5888 and leave a message. To e-mail a comment, write to ...

Fri, 12/24/2010 - 9:13pm

Another hole in the belt The federal tax bill has passed. Taxes will stay the same. Unemployed receive an extension of benefits. Those working receive a 2 percent pay raise via the reduction in Social Security withholdings. Those living on Social Security punch another hole in their...

Thu, 12/23/2010 - 9:53pm

That was a very good picture of Washington Street, north side. But you need to remember that no matter how much we need goods or a service provided by a business, we will not go there if you do not have ample accessible parking spaces. We’ll go to Little Falls, Motley, Staples or Wadena instead. &...

Wed, 12/22/2010 - 9:47pm

SnowmobilersAccording to the Baxter Police Department, it is not legal to drive in the right-of-ways within the Baxter city limits. We homeowners are banding together to find the offenders. Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limi...

Mon, 12/20/2010 - 11:59pm

Other jobs are available In response to the bartender demanding tips, tips are for service. There are a lot of other workers in a service industry making low wages, too. It bothers me when a person selling pull tabs believes that they should always get a tip from a person playing pu...

Fri, 12/17/2010 - 8:20pm

Remember to tip I am a bartender in Brainerd. Just need to get this off my chest. Bartenders rely on tips. Our hourly wage is low. Not only should you tip for your drinks, you should tip if you win money out of our pull-tab boxes. Ten percent is the norm. One guy bought five tickets...

Wed, 12/15/2010 - 10:10pm

Police will be called on snowmobilers This is for the snowmobilers who use the Washington Street bridge as their trail. There are winter time walkers and bicyclists who use the sidewalks and I’m trying desperately to get the city of Brainerd to plow down the sidewalks to the concr...

Mon, 12/13/2010 - 8:12pm

Don't like new web layout I don't like the new layout (for the online Dispatch)! It's too hard to read and find what I'm looking for! Please change it back and, for crying out loud, why change what's working fine? What's a hipster?...

Fri, 12/10/2010 - 9:01pm

Number crunching neededI just read that it costs the city of Baxter $10,000 to plow out the entire city including any overtime if needed. How is it that the Brainerd school district paid $17,000 to plow out the schools? Come on district business manager do some number crunching. The...

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 8:58pm