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Gazelka’s in box full

Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Brainerd, took time out Saturday afternoon between balloting at Saturday’s Republican endorsing convention for the new Senate District 9 to show a reporter the flood of about 125 emails he had received that day, with most of them dealing with Monday’s expected vote on a stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

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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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