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Christie tells the ugly truth


WASHINGTON — New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s first big speech in Washington was titled, “It’s Time to Do the Big Things,” and, sure enough, it didn’t take him long to make a fat joke.  

Recalling that his predecessor, Democrat Jon Corzine, slept on a cot in the office when the state government shut down, Christie said he issued a warning to state legislators. 

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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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