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Reader Opinion: USA Today features

I have been meaning to write a letter of appreciation for adding the section of national and international features from USA Today to the Brainerd Dispatch. They tend to be very well written and provide broad coverage of important topics in the U.S.

I have been meaning to write a letter of appreciation for adding the section of national and international features from USA Today to the Brainerd Dispatch. They tend to be very well written and provide broad coverage of important topics in the U.S. and the world.

I was especially glad to read a pair of features in the March 31 edition, the first about honoring our war heroes of the Middle East conflicts. I was inspired by the soldiers' valor in the face of daunting odds, sacrificing their own safety for the lives of the troops under their command. This was reminiscent of scenes from "Hacksaw Ridge." It was a fine job of reporting on these incredible military heroes, so recently honored with the Silver Star.

The other feature highlighted the incredible contributions of three courageous Americans who stood for peace and social justice, resisting the trends of the larger political realm and even their associates and political allies. The reporter's insights into the careers and heroic stands taken exactly 50 years ago by Dr. Martin Luther King, Eugene McCarthy, and Muhammed Ali against injustice, corruption, and violence was very timely.

Please continue this fine news coverage.

Steve Quinn

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