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It's about our children

I am very thankful to the adults who are stepping in to help me. And especially thank you to my friends who vote Democrat who talked with me and are willing to step up to help.

As was stated in my letter, (March 4) Dispatch, having the Gay/Straight Alliance recruiting our eighth-graders at the high school orientation wasn’t the only problem — the bigger problem is, as a Christian community our values/lifestyle were not represented.

I really do applaud you who realize this is not a “Republican, Democrat, independent or whatever” issue, it is an issue of our voice and our values not being represented to our eighth-12th-grade children. This will change as adults and youth pastors step up to help me. Contact me at

And a special thanks to Mike O’Rourke for printing the letter, with my party title on it, after I requested it not be on. Seeing this is the rule at the Dispatch (editor’s discretion/policy) I will have to put my titles on this one, in order of relevance, even though it is not a political issue and I am not looking for your vote, just support — it is about our children.

Doug Kern


Brainerd Resident

Chair, Crow Wing


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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