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Vox Pop - Feb. 23

Dog issues

To the owner of a yellow lab wearing a brown collar with the tail of the collar hanging down, living in the vicinity of the Assembly of God Church, County Road 48 and Red Pine Circle: Please keep your dog at home. She (?) has been roaming the neighborhood on numerous occasions since last summer. Also, to my neighbors on Red Pine Circle who walk the small dogs through the neighborhood and up to the park, please clean up after your dogs. We cannot always control where our dogs choose to relieve themselves, but that is why they invented waste bags. Thank you.

We’ll leave the light on for you

Do the Brainerd people know that Brainerd is leaving the lights on all night long on the Paul Bunyan Trail starting at Arbor Glenn and going up to where it starts and then head straight north? There are regular street lights on. I would like you people to come down and see them at night time.

God help us

I’m so offended by Honda’s TV ad using and abusing two of America’s greatest historic figures, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, to sell their Japanese vehicles. These two men loved this country way too much to ever give permission for their names to ever be used to sell an enemy’s goods. Shame on Honda. What a blasphemy. I hope you’re outraged and if not, I guess we can see how this country’s changed. Honda couldn’t have gotten by with this years ago. Merle Haggard sang, “You’re walking on the fightin’ side of me.” God help us. No one else is.

Citizens deserve it

With all the parks Baxter has, the town needs to hire their own person to reorganize and run the park programs. The citizens deserve it. Those who live here should not have such a difficult time trying to reserve and use the parks in their own community. After all, don’t our taxes help pay for these parks?

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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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