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Area government officials skirt state statutes


One of the main mantras taught in journalism classes is that reporters serve as government watchdogs.

This means reporters serve as the eyes and ears of citizens at government meetings whether it be at the school district, township, city, county, state or federal level. As watchdogs, reporters ensure elected officials don’t abuse their power and do follow the rules.

In the lakes area, we believe the rules haven’t been followed in at least two instances.


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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