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Brainerd couple watched grandson introduce Obama


One Brainerd couple watched with particular interest and no small amount of pride Friday when their grandson, Ryan Sullivan, introduced President Barack Obama at his appearance at Honeywell in Golden Valley.

“It brought tears to our eyes,” Donna Williams said Monday.

Sullivan, a Navy veteran and Honeywell employee, did a good job according to his grandmother, who watched the television broadcast of the event from her Todd Street home.

“He was really smooth,” she said.

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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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