Gov. Tim Walz ruled in favor of the Enbridge Line 3 appeal after months of speculation. I believe this was the proper reaction to a decision that was not in the best long range interest to the citizens of Minnesota. This project was bought and paid for by a Canadian pipeline company and has very little to do with our economy besides some temporary construction jobs. If Enbridge really wanted to be a good neighbor and investor, they would remove the existing (failing) line.
My wish for 2020 is to elect a president who knows the difference between weather and climate. Per at least two of his recent tweets, our current president does not. More importantly, I wish for a president who is open-minded enough to seek to understand that difference. Per years of statements and tweets, our current president is not. Scott Ransom Brainerd
For as long as I can recall marijuana has always been an illegal drug. A few states now call it "recreational marijuana" and Minnesota now has legislators and the governor moving toward similar legislation. An initial question needs to be asked. If such a bill is approved and signed and results in injury and/or death via motor vehicle to the innocent non-users of this drug can those individuals that approved this type of legislation be held financially responsible? Not just when in public office but after leaving a public office and maybe even the estates of deceased approvers?
Minnesota's six African-American state legislators announced the formation of United Black Legislative Caucus. No one said a word. Can you imagine what would be said if there was a United White Legislative Caucus. Two years ago the YWCA in Duluth ran a short race. In the website it said African-Americans received a 50 percent discount. I called to have a discussion with a manager. The manager explained to me that there was nothing wrong with this. Wow. Folds this is racism. We need to stop racism on all sides. Bill Dian Brainerd
First, while it is outrageous to pose in black face with a Klu Klux Klan representative, I don't think that is the same as dressing up and emulating Michael Jackson or a rapper. Does that mean that no one could dress up at Halloween as Aunt Jemima or Uncle Ben? I haven't seen the play "Hamilton" but aren't those cast members representing our white founding fathers?
The ethanol industry has great potential to improve agricultural communities in Minnesota, boosting the economy and helping our hardworking farmers provide for their families. Over the past five years, farm income has fallen by 46 percent. One thing that all Americans can do to help is use a biofuel that we make and sell right here at home. E15, a 15 percent ethanol blend, is made from farm crops like corn.
Up north, we the people live in the "land of sky-blue waters". Although certainly in the middle of a "blue" state, we are nevertheless, in one way, deep in a "red" zone. Last autumn, just before midterm elections, the Chalberg Theater at Central Lakes College hosted a candidate forum, presented by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce, for local Minnesota House district candidates. Taxes, education, workforce, healthcare, diversity, and other issues were discussed.
The last week of January was very hard for a lot of people, especially on the elderly and disabled. There were thousands of folks who couldn't get their cars started in the extreme subzero temperatures, but even worse was those who could not eat. Many of them count on the Meals on Wheels program to bring them food daily, but that service was cancelled for three days due to the freezing cold.
Sometimes I like to kid my significant other and consequently the level of trust she has for me has taken a toll. Maybe it's the consequences I deserve for not always being genuine but yet I have too much fun with it to abandoned it. I know that she knows that it's all in fun and I mean no harm.
Memorizing Bible verses to throw at him like Jesus did when he was tempted in the wilderness. We must pray every day for Satan and his demons to be bound and rebuke them in every thing and every way. We must have faith so the more we talk to the lord in prayer and claim what the Bible says about what we can do, the more help we have to live the Christian life. God promises are true so we never doubt them no matter what our situation is. The holy spirit help and comforts us.