I want to commend the Brainerd post office window staff. They are very professional and friendly. They deal with high numbers of customers daily and could be understandably gruff or impersonal, yet treat each person with special effort and kindness. I also have frequented the post offices in Emily, Crosslake and Merrifield where I get the same gracious treatment. Thanks for brightening our day.
Where are the flags?
After how many millions of dollars were spent on the new Forestview Middle School, the students are pledging allegiance to a flag that is drawn on the writing boards. This is absurd. Where are the old flags from Washington school? Has the administration thrown out the baby with the bath water when they bought all new furnishings?
Might be surprised
There may not be a gay pride celebration here in Brainerd but there are a lot of proud gay people paying taxes, buying homes and electing politicians. And I think you might be surprised at the number of gay marriages here whether the state recognizes us or not.
Feels bad for Koering
I'm on the opposite side of Paul Koering politically but I feel bad that he feels like he has to announce something private in the newspaper. It's just kind of a comment on our society that we can't let people be as they are without making a big deal about it. I guess I just feel bad for him.
Front page stories
I've noticed recently I've been able to read a story on the front page and it goes from beginning to end without turning to page 5 or 8. Thank you for that because I was ready to cancel the paper especially when there's only three other lines on the next page and you've gotta go through the paper. I appreciate that I can read something from beginning to end on the front page. If I want to look further, I will. It gives me the choice instead of forcing me to turn the pages, which will cancel the paper out.
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