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VOX POP - Nov. 10

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Options are endless

Thank you to all of you that voted yes for my children’s future. Those complaining about Nisswa snowbirds not being able to vote — it’s called absentee ballot! I was researching all of the other school districts tonight and seeing some of those districts operating at over $1,000 per pupil wonder why this wasn’t an open and shut case! Stop whining about $5. Instead turn your lights off when you’re not using them, don’t buy bottled water, eat a bag lunch one day. The options on saving $5 is endless!

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Older folks aren’t marketable

Front page of the Brainerd paper Tuesday says they’re going to cut Medicare benefits and food stamps and all those kinds of things. I understand a point of the food stamps if anybody is younger and able to work should get out off their duffs and work. However, us older folks are not hirable, marketable people and it isn’t easy for us to find jobs and some of us certainly can’t work anymore.

Respect the flag

The flags on a building on Washington Street must be removed. They are all dirty, weather-beaten and need to be replaced now. Our United States flag needs our respect. Let’s show it, please.

Great photo

What an absolutely marvelous picture in the Neighbors section, the turkey and the fawn. It’s just great. I think you should have a contest to have people see what you think they’re saying. I suppose that turkey is saying, “Stick with me, kid.” And the fawn is saying, “I’ll trust you. I’ll go with you wherever you want to go.” It’s great.

Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words. To phone in a comment, call (218) 855-5888 and leave a message. To e-mail a comment, write to voxpop@brainerddispatch.com. Comments, which must meet the newspaper’s standards of fairness and good taste, may be edited for clarity, length and libel.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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