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Brainerd's park system going to the dogs

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Few political decisions are more perilous than naming a building, a bridge or some other civic amenity after someone. No matter how widely respected the honoree is, someone will be offended.

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So when the Brainerd City Council named its new dog park Buster Park Monday night, one could almost hear the howls of protest.

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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.
(218) 855-5860
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