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Vox Pop - Dec. 20

Lowest of lows

I am an employee of a retail store in the Brainerd/Baxter area and I would like to wish the person/persons who stole the baby Jesus from our nativity scene a Merry Christmas. I hope your child/grandchild enjoys playing with such a sacred doll.  You should be very proud of yourself. I feel you have stooped to the lowest of low. The only thing I can think of that is lower is whale poop. You can really be proud of yourself when that present is found under the tree!

Sunday’s dog story

The dog story in Sunday’s Dispatch should remind pet owners to be responsible and care for their dogs properly.

State hospital grounds

It is a crime to see all those well-structured buildings being torn down. The buildings should be used for nice senior citizen apartments instead. When taxpayers pay for large money projects such as the state hospital, the taxpayers should have the right to vote how the state hospital buildings and grounds are used, not governmental officials. My guess is a land developer wants the grounds to build large apartments to make money.

What a raise!

Some people have been pretty upset that those of us on Social Security got a raise in January. My raise was a whopping $24. What they don’t understand is that when Social Security increases, so did my rent. That went up $75 so I’m $50 in the hole. Wow. That was some raise.

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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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