Open Forum: When did we stop caring?


When did we stop caring about our kids? When did we stop trying to make our community a better place in which to live? These are some of the questions I’ve been asking myself after listening to people. We have an opportunity as a community, to make the Brainerd/Baxter area a better place for all of us. It starts with ensuring that our children are getting a quality education with a wide variety of programs and teacher to student ratios that allow all students to learn and grow.

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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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