As a regular reader of the Dispatch I would like to make a few comments about the editorial page of the newspaper. I was a member of the Dispatch Board a few years ago. We had about eight to 10 members that showed up for the meetings.
Everyone had the opportunity to voice opinions about the Dispatch. We had some spirited discussions about the content of the paper. We all had a chance to express our concerns about making the paper better. It was a fun time listening to the group as they made suggestions to improve the content.
The Brainerd Dispatch has been a great paper for the area and I for one want it to continue to have a positive influence for it’s readers. I would like to make a suggestion. Start writing editorials that local people are concerned about. Monday’s editorial by Mike O’Rourke about the food trucks is a prime example.
Ray Gildow had a program on Public TV about Brainerd High School kids getting directions on how to make decisions concerning career choices. It’s a great project, it needs all the publicity it can get. We have drug problems, educational problems, welfare problems, and a host of others.
The paper has a wonderful opportunity to do some positive things about everyone of those issues. Don’t waste the chance to bring positive change to many of the problems we are confronted with each day in our area.