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Fitting in

Do you fit in? Do I fit in? If the powers that be feel we don’t fit in, that can be scary.

Does Chief Craig Taylor fit in? Personally, I feel he does. I have heard he has been seen sitting, drinking coffee and visiting, and probably eating doughnuts.

He used to come into Sportland restaurant and have coffee and visit with the folks at the counter. Then he would “pop” his head into the back room and tell us, the Tuesday morning group, we were making too much noise (laughing) and he would have to cite us in if we didn’t quiet down.

We loved it. He is friendly and approachable and made me feel safe.

I haven’t always agreed with the decisions of the Nisswa mayors and councils, but I always felt they were doing what was best for our community. I sure was wrong there.

Yes, there is someone who doesn’t fit in, Mr. Mayor. But it sure isn’t Chief Taylor.

Carol Alverson,


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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