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Open Forum: Koep's contradictions


The Brainerd City Council's first meeting of 2011 included a 1 percent pay increase for a majority of union and all non-union employees, effective Dec. 31, 2010.

Disappointing aspects of this pay increase included the related Mary Koep rhetoric and how Dale Parks, sworn in about an hour earlier, voted his approval.

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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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