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Ward offers, later withdraws amendments for area projects


Rep. John Ward, DFL – Brainerd, offered and then later withdrew two amendments to the bonding bill in the House Capital Investment Committee. The bonding bill is a bill used to fund infrastructure projects across the state, financed through low-interest state bonds. 

Rep. Ward’s amendments proposed $9 million to fund a Brainerd Veterans Nursing Home, and $1 million to fund a Cuyuna Lakes State Trail.

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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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