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The more the merrier. That's a good attitude whether the subject is a festive holiday gathering or a school board election. The Brainerd School Board's decision last week to conduct even-year elections will result in greater turnout and consequently the involvement of more people.

The impetus for the change was a savings of $30,000 at a time when school board members are painfully aware that state cuts are likely to be coming soon.

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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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