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'I thought I was going to lose my life,' woman recalls during violent teen relationship
Live video streaming planned for MN Supreme Court arguments
Lakes Area Music Festival British Isles
CLC Performing Arts Center receives grant
Trump's threat to shut down government over border wall raises stakes for lawmakers
Area Golf News: Reichert continues to lead at Cragun's
ESPN removes Robert Lee from calling U-Va. game in Charlottesville because of his name
Girls Soccer: Warriors may have different look in 2017
NFL: Vikings sign former Gophers QB Leidner
Area Girls Tennis: C-I sweeps at LPGE Triangular
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Commentary: Trump's Arizona rally showed just how unfit he is
Other Opinion: Navy ships keep getting into accidents. Time to find out why.
Opinion Column: Historical hysteria
BANDA: From Parmesan to Gruyere to ricotta, here are ways to eat and appreciate this palate pleaser
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DNR's iconic state fair exhibit educates, entertains visitors
Outdoor Notes for Aug. 20
Fishing: Pro angler to fish on Gull Lake with Purple Heart Veterans
What's Up Outdoors: When the racers go fishing
Johnson hangs on for Champions Tour win on Gull Lake
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
This Was Brainerd - Aug. 23
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3 Things for Better Health
About those omega-3s: You need them, so eat more fish
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'Stranger Things' creators want to end series after four seasons
'Super Troopers 2' lands spring 2018 release date
College announces Cultural Arts Series 2017-18 season
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Her Voice Magazine
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August 20, 2017
Guest Opinion: It's time to restore our democracy - and get Congress back to work on the people's business
By themselves, any of the measures in our Restore Democracy bill would constitute a major boost for our democratic process. Taken together, they are nothing short of revolutionary in scope.
August 20, 2017 - 8:30am
August 16, 2017
Guest Opinion: Supporting a Free Press
In Minnesota, we understand the importance of a free press. It's hard to forget in our state — Minnesotans are among the most engaged citizens...
August 16, 2017 - 7:30am
August 14, 2017
Sheriff's Corner: The future of boat and water safety programs
We were recently asked about our Boat and Water Safety program and its future, specifically with the state of Minnesota changing some of its...
August 14, 2017 - 5:30am
August 12, 2017
Guest Opinion: Airport Commission explores economic impact
The Brainerd lakes region has a history of serving its residents and visitors with efficient modes of transportation, the first being the mighty Mississippi River. As time progressed, the area attracted roads and rail. The need for a more efficient way to travel emerged in 1903 as...
August 12, 2017 - 7:30am
August 8, 2017
Guest Opinion: Wars and rumors of wars
One month after the election, President-elect Donald Trump made a "victory tour" of states that had helped deliver his surprise win. In Fayetteville, North Carolina, Trump introduced his choice for Secretary of Defense, Gen. James Mattis, and pledged the following: "We will stop racing...
August 8, 2017 - 1:30pm
August 7, 2017
Guest Opinion: The U.S. missed its chance to make China play fair
Generals, the old saying goes, always fight the last war. A similar (though less pithy) principle is that politicians always propose solutions...
August 7, 2017 - 11:30am
August 1, 2017
Garden-fresh produce is a summer treat
Summer brings garden-fresh fruits and vegetables and great opportunities to eat healthy. The American Heart Association recommends that we eat...
August 1, 2017 - 9:57am
July 23, 2017
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Building tomorrow's workforce, citizens and leaders one drill, practice and competition at a time
On the morning of Monday, Aug. 14, dreams of a championship, a trip to state, or earning a spot on the varsity roster will begin in earnest as Warrior coaches and athletes for eight different high school sports will embark on yet another season in the long and storied history of Brainerd...
July 23, 2017 - 7:30am
July 20, 2017
Guest Opinion: Repeal and regroup on health care
WASHINGTON—It wasn't quite a wicked-witch-is-dead Munchkin happy dance, but the white noise of foregone conclusions drowned out Republicans' relatively muted regret over their failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. It was never gonna happen. Not no how.
July 20, 2017 - 9:30am
July 15, 2017
Guest Opinion: U.S. Forest Service's destructive path threatens Range
Our nation was founded on the principle that our government is of the people, by the people, for the people. In that light, it is time for the...
July 15, 2017 - 8:30am
Guest opinion: The lights go out on the Republican Party
WASHINGTON—Let the record reflect that on July 12, 2017, at a few minutes after 10 a.m. Eastern daylight time, the lights went out on the Republican Party. Speaker Paul D. Ryan and fellow House Republican leaders had just finished their caucus meeting and were beginning a news...
July 15, 2017 - 7:30am
July 13, 2017
Guest Opinion: We were told there'd be dirt
WASHINGTON—That quaking beneath your feet is from shock waves in Washington where tipping points are merging with other tipping points to create the Mother of All Tipping Points. Not only did Donald Trump Jr. meet with a Russian attorney who, he was told, had damaging information...
July 13, 2017 - 6:30am
Sheriff's Corner: Staying safe on the water
As we have finally had some normal hot summer weather, we have noticed an increase in our recreational boating and lake activities. We have been...
July 13, 2017 - 5:30am
July 11, 2017
Guest Opinion: With North Korea, the art of the deal is steadfastness
Of all the wars with odd names—the War of Jenkins' Ear comes to mind—the potential one with North Korea may take its rightful place....
July 11, 2017 - 7:30am
July 8, 2017
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Welcome Aaron Sinclair, Brainerd Assistant Superintendent of Schools
The Board of Education of Brainerd Public School's eagerly accepted the recommendation to hire Aaron Sinclair as the incoming Assistant Superintendent...
July 8, 2017 - 8:30am