The speed limit on Wise Road is 55. Retake your license test. If you're not smart enough to pull over for the 50 cars behind you, you should not be driving. Call Crow Wing County Transit and ride the bus.
Hang in there
I thought when I opened my window today, I would be letting in fresh spring air, unfortunately that isn't all I got. Instead I was horrified to hear a man tell his son to "pick up his (expletive) feet" as they walked their dog. I want to say I'm sorry to that boy because I know his father never will. I want every child in this town who has to grow up listening to a mouth like that to know that someday they will have the opportunity to rise above the filth dished out to them. Hang in there, kid.
Check the laws
This is in response to the character that is whining about the speed on the Wise Road. I live on the Wise Road. The yellow 40 mph signs are on the curves and in heavily populated intersections. If you had bothered to check the laws, you would find out that country roads that aren't posted are 55 mph. I just wish everyone would slow down to 55. So stop your whining. Check the law. No wonder I have to pass you every day.
Eigner was missing link
Oh, how great it was to see Ty Eigner on the bench for state champions Eden Prairie and hear the television commentators speak of what a wonderful addition he was to the Eden Prairie hockey program and that he was the missing link to their success. What a great tribute to a fine person. Too bad he had to leave Brainerd to find that success.
What comes around, goes around
To the coward(s) who shot the Australian shepherd family pet dog with a .22 caliber on Morningside Drive, Pelican Lake, the morning of March 12, you may have been forgiven but the heartache, grief and ton of tears you caused this family will not soon be forgotten. May you sleep well and please know in one way or another, what goes around does come around, if not in this life, then the next.
Something smells wrong
I think it is awful that the United Way call their contest the Biggest Loser but the team that lost the most weight got third place. I heard there was a point system but no real accountability. It doesn't make sense that the team that lost the most weight had fewer points than the winning team. There needs to be some explanation as to how you came up with this result.
At the beginning of the contest, the United Way said participants will be asked to keep a weekly fitness log and will receive points for eating well, drinking more water, going to the gym and for attending classes. These points will be calculated and tallied on the final day of the challenge and will be used along with the total percentage of pounds lost per team to name a winning team.
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