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Sportscaster Mark Rosen to speak at Power of Aging Expo
Should Minnesota allow 2 fishing rods per angler? Republicans say yes, Democrats say no
You can look, but don't touch young wildlife of spring
Grass fire season underway: Fires burn near Nisswa, Brainerd
Driver discount course offered in Pequot Lakes
Patriots rally to edge Pillager
Tigers outscored by Onamia 10-7
Track and field: PR-B boys 4th, girls 5th in Pillager
Golf: Patriot girls third at Crosswoods
Pequot girls 1st, boys 2nd at C-I
David Allen Drake
Ronald Lee Hart
Ronald "Joe" Weimer
Dona J. Connole
Program in Longville to teach fall management
Onions, or how Chicago got its name
Avoiding medication mayhem: Reducing medication in seniors
Echoing/Journaling Around the Globe-Nickel family
Kennedy to be ordained a Holy Cross priest
As I See It: Humility can change our lives
The Last Windrow: This isn't the first time spring arrives late on the farm
Danecdotes: This week in less-discussed history
Letter to the editor: Embracing the Word
Letter to the editor: Vote 'yes' on PR-B School referendum
letters to the editor
Births: Jan. 30-March 7, 2019
Dr. Joy Harris - Zeno Rausa
Births: Jan. 1-15, 2019
Essentia Health - St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd, births
April 13, 2019
Fraud fallout: Local politicos comment on statewide child care fraud scandal
State-funded child care services across Minnesota are getting a long, hard look amid fallout from a fraud scandal that first broke early last...
April 13, 2019 - 5:00am
April 9, 2019
Buses, trains take center stage at Region 5 transit committee meeting
Mass transit was back on the docket during a recent meeting of state officials, local big wigs and community voices at the Northland Arboretum....
April 9, 2019 - 9:00am
April 4, 2019
Mille Lacs: Local politicos praise reduced fishing restrictions as good first step
After three years of stringent catch and release regulations, anglers hounding walleye on Mille Lacs Lake have caught a breather—per the...
April 4, 2019 - 7:00am
March 30, 2019
Guest Opinion: It's time to eliminate fraud and waste in state programs
One of the most important duties I have as state representative is to ensure that your tax dollars are being spent wisely, efficiently, and in a way that provides transparency for taxpayers. A huge part of that involves working to root out waste, fraud, and abuse in our public programs....
March 30, 2019 - 6:30am
March 29, 2019
Letter to the editor: Minnesota can be national leader
In a recent op-ed in the Brainerd Dispatch, Minnesota state representative Josh Heintzeman asserted that "Minnesota can be a national leader on CWD." Minnesota has a plentiful deer population and supports a thriving hunting sport, but, unfortunately, is within the crosshairs of a...
March 29, 2019 - 2:30am
March 21, 2019
Heintzeman urges Minnesotans to submit comments on Enbridge Line 3
Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, urged public participation Tuesday, March 19, in response to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources beginning a 60-day comment period related to permits and licenses for the proposed Enbridge Line 3 replacement project in northern Minnesota....
March 21, 2019 - 4:30am
March 3, 2019
Guest Opinion: Working toward a state budget that puts Minnesotans first
Last week, Gov. Tim Walz released his first budget proposal as our governor. State law requires the governor to present a budget to the Legislature in odd-numbered years. The proposal signals the governor's spending and policy priorities and helps shape the broader conversation around...
March 3, 2019 - 7:30am
February 21, 2019
Legislators address Crosslake loon center funding, other issues
Amidst tax conformity, healthcare and myriad other issues, a lakes area environmental project is of utmost importance to area state politicians...
February 21, 2019 - 4:00am
February 18, 2019
Heintzeman appointed to environment, water quality commissions
State Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, announced that he has been appointed to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, the Legislative Water Commission and the Clean Water Council. All three committees focus on improving Minnesota's water quality and preserving Minnesota's...
February 18, 2019 - 6:30am
February 17, 2019
Guest Opinion: Proposed paid and sick leave legislation is wrong for Minnesota
Late last month, Democrats held a hearing in the House Labor Committee for a proposal that would require Minnesota employers to provide up to 24 weeks of paid sick and family leave, per year, for their employees. If I was at a speaking engagement, I would let that hang there for a...
February 17, 2019 - 7:30am
February 16, 2019
Eggs & Issues forum participants talk scrambled politics in St. Paul
Death and taxes may be the surities of life—at the Eggs & Issues forum hosted every year, it's taxes and more taxes, hashed out out over...
February 16, 2019 - 9:00am
February 14, 2019
Legislators respond to governor's Line 3 appeal
Gov. Tim Walz's decision Tuesday, Feb. 12, to renew an appeal of the Line 3 oil pipeline by former Gov. Mark Dayton's Department of Commerce prompted responses from local legislators. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved a certificate of need, and a contentious...
February 14, 2019 - 4:30am
Letter to the editor: Government of, by and for the people
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 Theatre at Central Lakes College hosted a candidate forum,...
February 14, 2019 - 2:30am
February 11, 2019
Area legislators urge Walz to support Line 3, drop legal challenges
On Friday, 76 legislators from the Minnesota House and Senate sent a bipartisan letter to Gov. Tim Walz urging support for the Line 3 replacement...
February 11, 2019 - 5:00am
February 9, 2019
Heintzeman appointed to trio of environmental commissions
Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, announced Wednesday, Feb. 6, that he has been appointed to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources,...
February 9, 2019 - 10:30am