A little note to the weekly sports pundits. It ain't over until the fat Viking sings.
Cameras above stoplights
I was just wondering does anybody else in the city of Brainerd notice that we have video cameras on top of stoplights in various locations throughout the city. I wonder what that's for? Are they violating our civil rights or is it legal?
Drinking is OK
To the Vox Pop writer that doesn't feel that drinking affects them, I remind them to be careful driving at night when the bars close. You might want to watch that curve for any oncoming cars operated by someone over the limit coming at them in their lane. If you're in a restaurant where there's smoking, you can always leave. If you're on the road with a drunk, you don't have that choice. Smoking is a legal activity. Driving over the limit is not. Yet, drinking is still condoned, encouraged and forgiven. I just don't understand the logic of it all.
Rotate the players
I've been watching Warrior sophomore football this year. None of their games have been close with Brainerd coming out on top. The coaches have done OK rotating players. Thursday they had the closest game they've played. Players were not rotated. They stayed with the first string. Many players were cold, jumping around trying to stay warm, while their cohorts got all the playing time. They bust their butts starting in August and get seat time in close games. Let's hope we're winning blow out games, so they get a chance to play. We wonder why kids play video games instead.
Sheriff Todd Dahl and his team go out of their way, every day, to make the citizens of the Brainerd lakes area feel safe in their homes. Thank you sheriff's department for your fine work and dedication to this community.
Hats off to Brainerd Community Action for the best ever homecoming parade. Being a first time participant in any parade, I was in awe over the crowds lining the streets, three to four people deep. And seeing the excited faces of all the very young parade watchers made it so worthwhile. The best was seeing the energy from our youth as they prepared pre-parade: The decorations, the floats, the music ... a community at its best. Again, thank you Brainerd Community Action, for all your work to make this annual event as great as it was.
Courtesy and training
The local law enforcement in this town are very out of touch and has no concept about the way the people of this town feel about them. The sheriff's department, the local police department, they need to be held accountable for their actions. They're in law enforcement. Stress the word "law." If you're going to enforce the law you better know the law that you're enforcing. Police officers in this town are not above the law. If I'm going to be arrested for something I want them to know what they're arresting me for. A little courtesy and training on their part on how to deal with the public may help the way the public feels about them.
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