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Fiscal issues reign for local legislators


The budget was the issue at the top of the list for area state legislators, who have made their way to the Capitol for the start of the regular legislative session that began Tuesday, Jan. 8.

The Pine River, Backus and surrounding communities are largely covered by Senate districts 5 and 9 and House districts 9A and 5B. Following are comments from those four area legislators on their goals and what they’ll focus on as they begin the legislative session at the Capitol.


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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