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Ron Houle’s editorial of Dec. 3 sparked my interest when he referred to Keith Hansen as vice president of something. In fact, Mr. Hansen is a vice president (of audience development). I have never heard of such a title in the newspaper industry, so am wondering if it is a spoof?


It was refreshing last week to read editorials from other newspaper staff personnel. I hope the Dispatch continues to rotate such duties as there is more than one slant on the news out there.

After Mr. Hansen’s “vacation” last week it does appear that his Dec. 3 opinion column shares light on the possible problems of getting something done in Washington, and this time shares the blame.

Once again I encourage him, in his vice president role, to serve as a leader in our community and encourage writings to bring us together, not continue to polarize us.

Peter Mann

Lake Shore

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 Causecast.org — 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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