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Brainerd Dispatch
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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

So I was reading Thursday’s Dispatch and saw the “Occupy Brainerd” is disassociating itself with the label because there is too much negativity associated with the national movement. I think Terry Sluss, (former Crow Wing commissioner, DFL Senate candidate) picked the name to fit in with his crowd.

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Like my mother used to say, “If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, has feathers like a duck, lays eggs like a duck — don’t tell me it is a chicken.” Keep the name duckie, it fits.

And to the Feb. 24 Open Forum writer of “Pro-choice and Christian,” speaking of moms, my father and mother also had to make the same decision — they delivered the baby. My brother too was born and lived for a couple days — key is he lived and his name is John. When he was born he still had all his parts still attached and had a chance at survival. Don’t know how dad would have taken care of nine children, Mom mourned a lifetime over John and had 4 more children.

She has been with John for over a year now, getting to know the son that slipped away. We all remember there are 14 of us, not 13.

Doug Kern

Rural Brainerd

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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