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Tea party speakers sound off


The themes at this year’s tea party event in Brainerd were as diverse as the speakers who addressed the crowd Monday at Gregory Park.

In typical freewheeling fashion, a truck driver, a politician, a soldier and a high school student each addressed a crowd of more than 50 to criticize big government and the direction in which they see the U.S. heading.

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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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