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MnDOT seeks public proposals for small business resource center
Nuggets to go
Volunteers needed: Salvation Army kicks off 2018 red kettle campaign
Coats donated to PR-B students
Judge Maus to retire: Deadline to apply is Dec. 5
Girls Basketball: Lane signs to play for Fighting Hawks.
Junior Hockey: Wisconsin sweeps North Stars
Volleyball: PR-B's Wynn all-state. Tigers earn academic honors
Fergus Falls area to host 2019 Governor's Deer Opener
PL 8th-graders achieve perfect season
Bernice A. Otterson
Rockne D. Anderson
James V. Olson
Brett Lee Thomas
Card games: Nov. 5-9, 2018
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
Chef's Hat: Don't forget about those tried-and-true recipes
Faith: Keep God in your life
Senior Menus: Nov. 12-16, 2018
Letter to the editor: People for Pequot offers big thank you
Letter to the editor: Crosslake mayor-elect thanks voters
Opinion: Thanksgiving and very thankful
Letter to the Editor: Norgaard proud of time as mayor
Letter to the editor: It's time for everyone to come together
letters to the editor
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
November 4, 2018
As I See It: Of this and that
I seldom agree with Don Bye, the Echo's more liberal columnist, but I'm forced to this week. Undoubtedly, there is too much money in politics. This has almost always been the case and I don't know a constitutional way to change it. I don't want to live with it. But as long as we keep...
November 4, 2018 - 9:30am
October 21, 2018
As I See It: So now what?
I'm fairly certain I've used this headline before. An old friend used to ask this question when we had reached a logical end to our discussions without really solving anything or having a good conclusion. That's exactly where I believe we are today. A few weeks ago we witnessed politics...
October 21, 2018 - 8:30am
October 5, 2018
As I See It: He said; she said
Once I got to be a supervisor in the Air Force, I reluctantly became very familiar with these situations. Whether they involved he said-she said, or he said-he said, or she said-she said, it was virtually impossible to discover the truth unless there were reliable disinterested witnesses....
October 5, 2018 - 7:30am
September 27, 2018
Letter to the editor: Norgaard is my choice for mayor
Patty Norgaard is hands-down the best choice for mayor of Crosslake in the upcoming election. Long before her first term as mayor, she demonstrated a high level of collaborative leadership and teamwork as chair of the Economic Development Authority and has carried those positive traits...
September 27, 2018 - 2:30am
September 23, 2018
As I See It: Why study history?
That's a really significant question for this day and age. I read a couple of statistics a bit ago that left my head spinning. Forty percent of our youth (sorry, can't narrow that down any further) do not believe that American Indians existed. More and more people - for political...
September 23, 2018 - 7:30am
September 7, 2018
As I See It: Teachers matter too
To quote a recent St. Paul Pioneer Press article reprinted in the Brainerd Dispatch, "Minnesota has one of the nation's largest achievement gaps. ... Students of color, those who are learning English and students who have special needs or come from low-income families routinely struggle...
September 7, 2018 - 7:30am
August 25, 2018
As I See It: What are we teaching our children?
I'm not going to start this column by praising President Trump. I'm going to start it by asking some pointed questions about how we are reacting to his rhetoric and behavior. For perspective, I have been comparing how I was as a parent to how I am now as a grandparent. As a parent,...
August 25, 2018 - 7:30am
August 11, 2018
As I See It: Burning questions
How can a reasonably educated person make a statement like the one in a letter published a few weeks ago that asserts the United States just fell apart when we "allowed" President Trump to be inaugurated? I don't think there's much choice of who gets inaugurated once an election is...
August 11, 2018 - 8:30am
August 3, 2018
Letter to the editor: Following the despot's heel
In his recent "As I see it: Context for history?" opinion, columnist Pete Abler raises interesting points regarding the nuances of history.
August 3, 2018 - 5:00am
July 27, 2018
As I See It: Context for history?
The Brainerd Dispatch recently reprinted an opinion column that originally appeared in the Grand Forks Herald. This column supported a city in...
July 27, 2018 - 7:30am
July 16, 2018
As I See It: The America I believe we need
Without the "every critical word is directed at our current president approach" of Don Bye's column from last week, I offer a few comments and corrections. We are not in danger of sliding toward another Sodom and Gomorrah. We've been there since the start of the 20th century and have...
July 16, 2018 - 7:30am
July 6, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Response to letter writer's confusion
A letter writer recently criticized both Bob Uppgaard and myself for our separate, independently expressed assessments of President Trump's performance in office, especially of Trump's widely feared anti-stability stands on separation of powers and upholding constitutional law.
July 6, 2018 - 7:30am
July 5, 2018
Response to Pete Abler's column
So I thought about Pete Abler's commentary June 28, 2018, "Let's think about immigration" and came up with a few questions: 1. In the illustration of a needy family showing up at your door at dinner time and while you are assessing the situation, their children, obviously famished,...
July 5, 2018 - 7:30am
July 1, 2018
As I See It: Let's think about immigration
Suppose next Tuesday evening about suppertime as you are sitting down to eat, there's a knock on the door. You go to the door wondering who it might be, and when you open it a man, woman and three children and some meager belongings sort of push their way into your house. As you try...
July 1, 2018 - 7:30am
June 15, 2018
As I See It: The nature of truth
Sometimes my brain just bleeds when some people don't appear to think really hard about words and what they really mean. Take the word "truth," for instance. It's a wonderful word that is so simple it is often misunderstood or misinterpreted by nearly everyone.
June 15, 2018 - 9:30am