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Open forum: Appreciate our presidents

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]The editorial about Martin Luther King Day appeared in the paper on Presidents’ Day and not a word abut Presidents’ Day. Did the Brainerd School District have school on Presidents’ Day? Does this paper know that Presidents’ Day is more than sales or a ski weekend?

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This country used to celebrate the birthdays of both President Washington and President Lincoln and decided to change that in 1971 to Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day should be a chance to appreciate the presidents’ and moments of the past. I have faith in our local teachers that they will teach about our past presidents’ in their classrooms.

Gwen Kienholz

Brainerd

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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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