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Board members struggle with spending decision


Only the future will determine whether a Crow Wing County Board spending decision Tuesday was the right one.

The board was faced with the option of a price savings of $92,700 on radios it knows it has to buy soon. But commissioners struggled with a short window in order to make a decision and whether there may not be better deals if they wait until next year.

In the end, the board voted 3-2 against moving forward with the purchase.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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