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Mayor receives support from son

In reading Mr. Abler’s letter in the March 13 edition of the Brainerd Dispatch I would like to say this:

Thank you, Dad! As your oldest son I thought I would publish my bias up front so my perspective is understood. I am most certainly proud of you. I witness Mr. Abler’s letter as a sour grapes attack, from your opponent in the recent election for mayor of Crosslake, who lost without the support of his community.

Even though the implications of his statements could be refuted I choose not to do so as I believe your actions, Dad, will speak louder than his words.

I have learned, from you, that all challenges should be addressed straight forward, honestly and based on facts in order to move forward in a positive direction.

Although your challenges as mayor are unwanted, I know your determination to resolve them will prevail as it is consistent with your life-long devotion to improve each and every community for which you have been involved.

People of the community came forward and asked you to serve the city of Crosslake where for 45 years our family has vacationed and now call home.

You answered their call. Please stay the course. Stay on the right side of the issues. Crosslake is still the “Beauty Spot of Minnesota” and the world to our family. Love you, Dad.

Darrell F. Schneider Jr.,


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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