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Strong opinions are found on either side of the question of whether Doug Kuepers has a conflict of interest in his dual roles as a member of the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission and president of Kuepers Inc. Architects and Builders.

Kuepers’ firm has been hired as the airport’s on-site manager by SEH Inc. SEH Inc. is the firm the airport commission hired as the consulting engineer on the project. 

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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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