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Reader Opinion: Get real - real fast

As if it needed to, the Brainerd Dispatch proved exactly what it has devolved into with its puerile, and flimsily transparent editorial attacking a businessman who has done more for the economic development of the "lakes area" than almost anyone ...

As if it needed to, the Brainerd Dispatch proved exactly what it has devolved into with its puerile, and flimsily transparent editorial attacking a businessman who has done more for the economic development of the "lakes area" than almost anyone over the last four decades. We who see through the blatantly partisan and "impervious to reason" narrative of our little newspaper have, for the entirety of the Mike O'Rourke, and now the Matt Erickson and Renee Richardson era, been trying to point out that the paper, or unreasonable facsimile thereof, is a pathetic joke.

How "Minnesota Nice" of them to have provided proof.

If there is a more honest, more truthful citizen than Mark Ronnei within a hundred miles of here, I want to know who it is. Yet, because he spoke against the fully entrenched clique of apparatchiks who control politics and school boards in this area, he became "fair game" for a Sunday editorial. Conservative writers don't always get to name names. Matt and Renee have carte blanche.

In the course of two campaigns for mayor, I knocked on every single door in Brainerd. Twice. I've seen the over 50 percent rental units, many empty and decaying, up close and personal. I've seen the sorrowful eyes and lost hope behind the doors.

Anybody feel like venturing into "downtown" for an evenings' entertainment? To coin a phrase: Get real.

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Mark Ronnei told us what we needed to hear.

The Brainerd Dispatch, via its vapid and entrenched establishment editorial staff, told you otherwise. They told you what they "felt" you wanted to hear. They gave you nothing less, or more, than "the party line." They fully expect you to eat it. Why shouldn't they?

Whom you choose to believe is a very vital element of your future.

Get real. Real fast.

Guy Green

Brainerd

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