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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

I voted

I voted today, thankfully we are still allowed to do this, as I will be out of the country before the end of the month. While voting, two things came to mind.

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1. I recently made a contribution to an organization which thanked me by giving me a note pad with quotes from famous Americans. As if an omen, there on the first page was a quote from President Lincoln. “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves”

2. As an election judge for more than 20 years, I know the training clerks and judges go through to ensure that only residents who fulfill residence requirements are allowed to vote.

I voted “NO” on both amendments as both are unnecessary and restrictive and I hope most others will do likewise.

I reside in Ideal Township, where almost 90 percent of the residents vote. I reside in Crow Wing County where nearly 80 percent of the residents vote. I reside in Minnesota where almost 65 percent of the residents vote. We should be proud!

David Steffen

Ideal Township

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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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