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Open Forum: What's your choice


State and federal government support for renewable energy is pushing a wide array of fuel choices on to electric power utilities. This makes for a kind of energy shopping mall where the utility can compare the performance of the various fuels.

The coal shops are open most of the time and on schedule. They offer low prices at discount store levels. But their products and waste are known to create health hazards for people and the environment.

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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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