Unfortunately where I could hear and see things the ceremony looked like chaos.
Cars on the way to be parked in the grass were going through and damaging the North Star Apartments lower parking lot curb even though there was still room in the lot below it.
Looked like not very many from the audience car pooled or walked(other than from where they had parked).
If there is any politician worse than the Crow Wing County board commissioners it is the Crow Wing County attorney Ryan. The attorney discriminates against people that have a disability and discriminates against people receiving public assistance (which is sometimes forced on people that have a disability). Now he is being greedy.
Since I took on a 2nd job I don't always have a camera on me, so I thought I would attempt to say what I seen in words. My dad would sometimes tease about bringing a canoe on a bike. A couple of Weeks ago (Wednesday November 2 2016) I seen a man on a bicycle with a trailer that had a canoe full of packs on the sidewalk going past the courthouse in Brainerd.
My way of fixing a chair.
The before pic is the chair's non broken twin.
The clear green chair is the after almost completed.
Recently there has been many articles dehumanizing patients and people deemed with mental illness, over acceptance of bad science, and overlooking the rights of everyone.
Brainerd/Baxter currently has at least 3 locked medical facilities. One on state ave in Brainerd and one in Baxter on Grand Oaks run by the State of Minnesota.
The other is at Essentia Health St Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
I think the Crow Wing County board has made a terrible decision to get rid of elected offices. The offices now appointed will be the auditor and treasurer.
The auditor handles the elections, and now won't even be elected.
I don't think it matters that they are not "policy makers". The role of these offices is very important to our democracy especially since the auditor handles the voting.
If they want to save money they could turn off the fake bells
(my own views)
It was reported in the Brainerd Dispatch that the Brainerd city council adopted the complete streets policy.
I am very pleased by the city council adopting this policy as I often bike, walk, and run.
My view, not anyone elses.
Do I think we should have a gas tax increase?
Do I think a gas tax is regressive?
No, I think having gasoline is a bit of a luxury/addiction, especially when someone uses too much of it. Also gas tax goes directly to it's purpose of maintaining highways, so vehicles can stay in better shape.
Recently I seen on Lakeland PTV that Bemidji State University student government decided to recommend banning sale of bottled water on campus.
I think the intent is good, however there can be unforeseen consequences.
I use filtered water instead of bottled water most of the time. The water from the faucet is usually as good a quality as bottled water anyway. It has less waste. Less transporting of water and bottles. Less weight to carry.