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Vox Pop- Feb. 5

No wonder

I was talking to this guy who was complaining about paying child support. I asked if he or his ex was the one paying medical coverage. Neither one, because the child is on Minnesota Care, which means we, the taxpayers, are basically paying for child support! No wonder our country is broke.


I think it’s really neat that BLAEDC holds an annual gala event to celebrate Brainerd’s fourth year in a row as the state’s leader in unemployment and lack of jobs. It is my belief the county must add at least half a million dollars to their budget to maintain this rating for years to come.

I’m opposed

Until the state of Minnesota issues free IDs I will remain opposed to those who would like voters to pay for that right.

Changing churches due to billboard

Concerning the “Awaken Desire” sign at Journey North. I know that Mark is trying to reach the people that don’t go to church but there are other ways of doing it. And it’s quite upsetting to us who do go to church there and some of us are changing churches because of it.

Billboard got your attention

The billboard by the Franklin Arts Center was meant to get your attention which obviously it did. I’m unclear which of God’s laws you feel it’s misrepresenting so I’ll challenge you to attend one of the services for the next four weeks and find out what it’s really all about.

What’s the preacher thinking?

After having seen the notorious billboard and then reading the article in the paper about the theme of Song of Solomon it’s not to arouse or waken love, I’m agreeing that this is not a really good impression that this man is trying to make. If previous billboards have offended people, they don’t think the public is wrong? I think this preacher needs to analyze what his intentions are and also what’s really going on in the back of his head.

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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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