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Military exemption

In response to the Jan. 21 reader opinion regarding exempting military pensions from

being subject to state taxes, I suggest you reprint the guest column written


by Suzi Pohl during the Bush administration where she so eloquently describes

the trials, tribulations and sacrifices a military member and his or her

family endure throughout their career.

Since Minnesota does not have a major federal

military installation in-state, most benefits from those installations are

not available to our retirees, or minimal at best. It would be a small

gesture of good faith to recognize their selfless contributions by exempting

their pension pay from the state income tax system.

John Puckropp


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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