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Vox Pop-June 5

Where, oh where, did Vox Pop go?

I’m not finding Vox Pop in the newspaper. Can somebody do a little blurb as to what happened to it or where it is? I’m getting the recording so it’s obvious the phone has not been disconnected which makes me hope the whole thing wasn’t discontinued. Can someone let us know what page it appears on, when it appears or exactly what happened to it?

Editor’s note: The Vox Pop column is posted online only at When there are items in the Vox Pop column, it appears online Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Majerle didn’t fail

Shame on the author of “Brainerd eighth-grader misses semifinals at national spelling bee”. What a poorly written article! The author’s use of “failed” is an oxymoron; Matthew Majerle made it further than most students in the nation. That is what the author should have focused on, Matthew’s success not his “failure.” And why, Brainerd Dispatch, are you not publishing the author’s name? Congratulations, Matthew! The Brainerd lakes area is extremely proud of you! (Despite the author’s “failure” to depict our pride).

Vox Pop, voice of the people, is posted Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays on the Dispatch website only. 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 To mail a comment, send it to the Dispatch at P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN 56401. Comments, which must meet the newspaper’s standards of fairness and good taste, may be edited for clarity, length and libel.

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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