A vote on marriage


There should be no question whether our

local legislators will vote against the pending legislation that

essentially eliminates any meaningful definition of marriage. Of the 87

counties in Minnesota, 75 voted to preserve the true understanding of

marriage in the constitution. The 12 counties voting against the

amendment were Blue Earth, Cook, Dakota, Hennepin, Nicollet, Olmsted,

Ramsey, Rice, Scott, St. Louis, Washington, and Winona. More than half

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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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