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Vox Pop-Aug. 28

Fire the management

I have witnessed more than I care to count people using the emergency exit doors at my apartment building as their own private doors. All buildings need to have alarms on the emergency exit doors. But management is too lazy to do anything. Fire the management.

Should be a reminder

The recent bicycle/motor vehicle tragedy at the Baxter intersection of Excelsior Road and 371 should be a reminder to government officials, planners, and engineers of the need to incorporate plans for the safe use of roads and intersections for all legal users. Because of the lengthy design and build process, there will be no quick fix to many of the roads and intersections that have already been built. The solution lies in including safe use of the roads and streets for all legal users in the original design of new projects.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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