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Vox Pop- Oct. 11

Where’s the Lynx?

I don’t get it. The Lynx take a national championship and it’s not even pictured anywhere in the sports page nor any mention on the front page. I think they’re really deserving of this since Minnesota hasn’t had a real championship since 1991. Shame on you guys.

(Editor’s note: The story was on the first sports page of the Weekend Edition. Congratulations, Lynx.)

Four questions

I have four questions for the board of education. 1. What is the student to teacher ratio in the Brainerd system? 2. What is the non-teaching personnel ratio to students in the Brainerd system? 3. How much is the total compensation package for the superintendent cost? This includes salary, retirement, health care, vehicles, everything. 4. What is the impact on these figures going to be if the levy passes and if the levy fails?

Bump and grind dancing

I recently picked my daughter up from the Brainerd High School homecoming dance and many of the kids were bumping and grinding on the dance floor. This provocative dancing needs to be banned in the Brainerd school system. It is lewd, sexually suggestive and we as parents need to make a stand and call the school officials indicating this type of dancing will not be tolerated.

(Editor’s note: Here we go again. The next two weeks this column will be full of items arguing about the homecoming dance.)

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Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.