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  Putting people to work The conservatives keep saying we can’t raise taxes, particularly on the wealthy, because they are ‘the job creators.’ It seems to make sense, but it is just not working. The rich are sitting on their money. ‘Trickle down’ economics does not wo...

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 10:04pm

They have it wrong Demonstrators and Terry Sluss have it wrong. They think that giving them more money will create demand and then more jobs. Until this country stops leading the world in having the highest corprate income tax rate, the jobs will continue to flow overseas. Businesse...

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 3:46pm

Human rights Why is human rights a liberal or Democratic issue? Don’t Republicans or conservatives care about human rights? They seem to only care about rights when it’s their rights that are not being upheld.     Bad rap...

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 8:07pm

Where’s the Lynx? I don’t get it. The Lynx take a national championship and it’s not even pictured anywhere in the sports page nor any mention on the front page. I think they’re really deserving of this since Minnesota hasn’t had a real championship since 1991. Shame on you guys. (Editor...

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 8:50pm

Take back the parks It’s time for a change! Baxter residents’ taxes paid for our parks in Baxter. Yet Brainerd Community Ed decides who uses it. Hogwash! Baxter needs to take back the parks and let our residents use it. Stop letting Brainerd decide and play favorites.   ...

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 5:43pm

To the drivers of Brainerd A little driving lesson is needed since some of you have forgotten what you learned in driver’s training. Activating your turn signal to let other drivers know you intend to change lanes is only the first step in the process. You also have to be sure there is, in fact, r...

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 8:55pm

Jumping the gun How does our school board expect taxpayers to make an informed decision when voting on its levy early this November? The Truth in Taxation notices won’t be sent out from the counties until later that month, which means we will not know until then our proposed tax l...

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 6:29pm

How do you get the label? Live around or with several kids I care about. Problem is that you can be labeled as a sex offender for urinating in your back yard at 2 a.m., if someone is paying attention to your business. When do we call something a sex crime? And when does someone get ...

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 6:59pm

No taxpayer dollars The Twins got their new stadium and are now in the cellar, in last place. The Vikings are already in the cellar — why do they need a new stadium? No taxpayer dollars, please!   What in the world?...

Fri, 09/23/2011 - 6:05pm

Kill should set a good example...

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 7:23pm