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Reader Opinion: Thank yous

There are many local groups of folks working hard to build a better Brainerd. I'd like to publicly acknowledge a couple of them here. One is our local VA Medical Center. Although the Veterans Administration doesn't always get the highest of grade...

There are many local groups of folks working hard to build a better Brainerd. I'd like to publicly acknowledge a couple of them here. One is our local VA Medical Center. Although the Veterans Administration doesn't always get the highest of grades on a national level, the work our local center does to lovingly take care of all Veterans in our region is exemplary. These men and women work hard every day to provide great services and make a big difference in the lives of our area's veterans. Thank you.

Another group some of our community may not know much about (yet), are the men and women who comprise the Brainerd Mississippi Riverfront project board. These are residents and business people who volunteer their time, expertise, and talents in helping Brainerd achieve a stronger "sense of place." Anyone who has ventured out to most of the other communities who are fortunate enough to be river towns can fully appreciate the work and dedication required to build a welcoming relationship with their riverfronts. Kudos to these folks for understanding what it takes to build a strong community future, and stepping up to the plate to be a part of making things happen!

Chip Borkenhagen

Brainerd

Borkenhagen is a member of the Brainerd City Council

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