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County on wrong track
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

A few years ago our County Commissioners and other leaders signed contracts to build a $59 million dollar court complex over the many voices that said property taxes would be too high! A few commissioners rushed the contracts through without a referendum.


Again, our county commissioners and planning commission now are going over the heads of many resident neighbors to split a 35 acre plot for sale down to 10 acre plots. Commissioner Phil Trusty made the motion to split the 35 acre tract down to three 10s and one 5 and the other commissioners followed. Are we puppets?

Now we have a plan for a new LEC (Law Enforcement Center) rearing its ugly head at a price of possibly over $15 million dollars for another tax hike. I would hope people would fight for a referendum on this item and the other land split. Again have we been pushed into a puppet government?

Does our Constitution mean nothing anymore? Government of the people, by the people, for the people. We are not puppets.

I know Phil Trusty is a very nice person but he is not standing up for the people. This is not a job for him! Paul Koering I have known for 20 years and I cannot think of anything he did for the general public in his eight years of senator. This is not a job for just being a nice person. We must stand up and be counted for the people’s rights.

Marv Begin

Fort Ripley

Begin is a candidate for the District 1 Crow Wing County Board seat.

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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