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Increasing the number of Minnesota voters


Our Twin Cities friends could learn a thing a two about civic involvement from the folks who live up north.

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie — in Brainerd last week to drum up interest in voting among students — said the northern Minnesota region’s average voter turnout during presidential elections was about 90 percent compared to a Twin Cities turnout average of between 60 and 70 percent.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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