Open Forum: Time for a house cleaning


Apparently I have lost. You can’t beat city hall, so to speak. My garden inadvertently was in wetland that I bought and pay taxes on but I cannot use any of it for anything whatsoever unless I pay by the square foot for the use of my land. For  900 square feet I’ll have to pay well over $1,000 to have a garden. Not believing and inquiring around on the phone I was told I might be eligible for food stamps. Is this the attitude of our government? Are they trying to force me to go on the dole?

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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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