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Crow Wing County Human Rights Commission Chair Joshua Heintzeman (left) and

CROW WING COUNTY BOARD: Human rights commission dropped


The Crow Wing County human rights commission was abolished Tuesday in a 4-1 board vote. 

Commissioner Rachel Reabe Nystrom was the lone vote in favor of keeping the human rights ordinance that created the commission in 1998. 

More recently, the Human Rights Commission has been the subject of contention and friction among its members. 

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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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