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Vox Pop- May 19


Loyalty, duty, honor, integrity

These are just some of the values I learned in the Army. Shame on you, Mayor Wallin, for whining about holding others accountable. If Mr. Olson is holding every department head accountable, it’s his job. Mr. Wallin, people must be held accountable. Kuepers should pick which job he wants. The city council needs more members like Mrs. Koep and Olson. I ask the other council members and Mr. Wallin to look up the words loyalty, duty, honor and integrity. That’s what you owe this city as our representatives. I’d like to thank the Brainerd Dispatch for covering this issue fairly.



I’m asking for the entire Brainerd City Council to resign. They are anti-business. Case in point, the Crow Wing Recycling wanting to build a spot there so they can ship stuff easier. Brainerd doesn’t want to make things easier for business. They want to maintain the highest unemployment for a city in the state. This whole group is absolutely pathetic. Their only success in the last year has been picking up trash. Resign. Let a temporary manager take over who knows how to run a business and maybe this town can get back on its feet in 20 years.

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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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