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GUEST COLUMN: More gaming would hurt region

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Like other Minnesotans, the Brainerd Dispatch editorial board is concerned about the state’s economy. That seems to be the board’s reasoning for supporting the addition of slot machines at the state’s horse racing tracks, located on the outskirts of the Twin Cities. But what about the economy right here in east central Minnesota, land of lakes and rural communities?

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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 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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