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Open Forum: Even Kate Smith can’t help


It’s Flag Day and I awoke this morning to Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” on my favorite radio station. I’ve heard the old gal sing it many times before and better than anyone else who ever sang it I must say. It used to bring chills to my spine and a patriotic fervor to my heart when I heard it, but not so much anymore. You see somewhere along the way I’ve lost the way I used to feel about my country.

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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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