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OTHER OPINION: Sunshine Week


This time of year, most Central Minnesotans see those five words as the final battle cry against Old Man Winter. After all, we just sprung ahead.

While we definitely concur, we urge readers to hear “Let the sun shine in!” with a different ear — one tuned into the importance of transparency in your government.

Welcome to Sunshine Week 2011, an annual effort to remind all Americans about the importance of open government and freedom of information. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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