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Open Forum: All of the money comes from taxpayers

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Imagine a department within the cities of Baxter or Brainerd spending $1,000 of their budget with the main reason being that they will receive $2,000 from Crow Wing County for the same project. In other words, spend money just because they would receive other funds as a result. Seems pretty silly and not a wise use of funds, doesn’t it?


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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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