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Don't get fooled by Melisa Horton
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

I feel I must respond to the Dispatch article written by Melisa Horton of the Washington Post. She claims her parents lied to her and now she is supporting Rep. Hansen Clark’s efforts to repeal student loans. She’s apparently like many other liberals who want to blame someone else but blaming her parents is way over the top! Besides that, I always get nervous when a liberal lawyer, with deep-seated entitlements, starts practicing law. It often becomes another blood-sucker released in society.


I am writing this to our local high school students who will be picking a college to further their education. Over my career of almost three decades I hired dozens of engineers from all over the world. The last five years of my career I refused to consider any Ivy League engineers. They come with a huge ego and not much practical use. Our internal survey revealed that South Dakota State, North Dakota State, Iowa State and to a lesser extent the University of Minnesota and Wisconsin had the most successful engineers where we developed and manufactured super computers. The tuition is much less at South Dakota State and North Dakota State.

So students as you graduate from high school consider a career in engineering where graduates get 100 percent placement in industry.

There are many challenges facing new engineering graduates. We desperately need a real cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  Chemicals (pills) have had no promise of cure but electronic stimulation, highly focused, could dissolve brain plaque. Many other diseases are begging for a cure that perhaps some of our engineering graduates will solve.

Students don’t get fooled into enrolling in very high cost Ivy League schools when our local colleges are better if you choose a productive career.

Robert Olson

Ideal Township

Crow Wing County

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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