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Vox Pop-July 19

Tribal nations seem strong

I can’t understand how the three tribal nations mentioned in Sunday’s paper can even qualify for Federal Disaster Relief due to flooding, etc. With the huge profits made at their casinos, shouldn’t they prepare for such a catastrophe? It seems a sovereign nation is only as strong as their people make it to be. Obviously they have made it very strong, as they definitely have the U.S. government at their mercy.

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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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