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GUEST COLUMN: Camp Ripley’s hazard burns

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Imagine if you will a battery of soldiers conducting their annual training at Camp Ripley. They are on the firing line. The team leader is calling out commands. They are moving quickly, as a well oiled, smooth running machine but suddenly everything comes to a halt as the safety officer calls cease firing and stops everything. He spotted a fire that was sparked by one of their rounds and the fire is quickly spreading across the impact area.

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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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