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Commissioner won't be deployed


Crow Wing County Commissioner Phil Trusty is staying in the U.S. and on the county board. 

Trusty, a national Guard member for more than 25 years, was expected to deploy with his Minnesota Air National Guard squadron somewhere in the Mideast in support of Operation New Dawn in Iraq. After a promotion was announced, Trusty's deployment orders were canceled. 

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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