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Subscriber wants responsible reporting

Vox Pop

Posted: January 30, 2012 - 9:24pm

About a week ago there was a Vox Pop concerning stolen vehicle reports. A request was made to please include a description of a stolen vehicle. Maybe someone in our community would know useful information to aid in recovery. Another vehicle was reported stolen in yesterday’s paper. No description was given. These are large items purchased with a lot of hard earned money. I see many details in other police blotter reports. Why not a stolen vehicle description? My renewal for the paper will soon be due. I need a paper that does responsible reporting.

Editor’s note: The police blotter from local law enforcement agencies does not include a description of the stolen vehicle.

Kids learning about the news

It is nice to allow the subscribers to donate money so that school kids can learn about the news. You should hand deliver it to the English teacher so you’re sure they get the paper. Otherwise, when the teacher comes into the class, she might find it was already took.

Use the building

We went to the open house for the curling club last Sunday. What a nice building. Brainerd is so fortunate to have a lady like Fran Holden to help with the organizations here. People of Brainerd can’t thank her enough. So many uses for this building for all ages. Now people, let’s use it.

Conibear trapping

What a horrible death for these animals and for what? A few dollars. They weren’t meant for domesticated dogs and cats to get into and that probably happens more than we know. Now I wonder if a dog I had got its face mangled in one of these traps. Obviously baiting these animals is going to attract others that aren’t meant for the traps. And why is biting allowed for a trap and hunting bear, but not legal to bait deer?

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