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Open Forum: Crossing Arts Alliance says thank you


I would like to express my gratitude publically to Mark Turner, executive director of Five Wings Arts Council, Five Wings board member Laura Bush, Josh Wise from MN Citizens for the Arts, and Minnesota State Sen. Paul Gazelka for presenting a big operational grant check for $30,000 to The Crossing Arts Alliance at the Q Gallery at Franklin Arts Center. Also thank you and condolences to Minnesota State Rep. John Ward, who planned to help present the check, but was not able due to a funeral.

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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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