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Scrutiny comes naturally when the public is afforded an up-close look at any institution, but the Minnesota Supreme Court held up very well in the local spotlight during this week’s business trip to Brainerd.

The nine justices heard oral arguments in a legal case and then answered questions from Brainerd High School students on Wednesday. On Tuesday they informally mixed with the public at a community dinner at Central Lakes College’s Brainerd campus.

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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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