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Vox Pop- Nov. 15

Thank you

I am a veteran that lives in the area and I would like to thank all of the community and businesses that extend their appreciation to Veterans not only on Veterans Day but everyday of the year. I would also like to thank the staff and students at Riverside Elementary and Brainerd High School for the superb programs and Perkins for providing us with a great meal on Veterans Day. Thank you.


I find it interesting that in all the protest news I have never seen any protests about all the millions of dollars that sports figures and entertainment people gather in all the time. Why are they exempt? Or are they just so “special?”

Tattered flags

Two weeks ago I called the city to ask why tattered and ripped flags were flying on the water tower. I can’t believe that the city cannot afford to spend $100 to replace the flags. I would think that on Veterans Day, of all days, the city could put up a flag. Does no one care at the city or is it nobody could be bothered to do it? This shows a lot of respect for our veterans.

Don’t lecture us

Please don’t lecture us. Just follow the money. The Brainerd Dispatch only a few weeks ago reported that some of our high school graduates are not qualified to work at entry level jobs and there was a full page article from the business owners about this situation. This is normally an open and shut case as the opinions are endless. Please don’t lecture people about cutting back. Were you growing up in the 30s and 40s? If not, you will never understand.

Wolves and deer hunting

This is getting pretty pathetic when you see more wolves than you do deer. Something needs to be done about these wolves. I’ve talked to many guys about this and these wolves are just taking care of the deer. This is one of the worst seasons for deer hunting ever. It’s time to do something about it or do something about it ourselves. Shoot, shovel and shut up. SSS.


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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.