One of my favorite features in the Brainerd Dispatch is its excellent selection of comic strips and cartoons. Medical folks have extolled the health benefits of humor for years. A chuckle a day can serve to relieve tension and reduce blood pressure.
I was pleased beyond measure to note that the Brainerd Dispatch had the foresight to print some of its humor on the front page. The cartoon to which I refer shows one of the Brainerd City Council members, and quoted him as saying, "I believe that rural should stay rural and I want to help the townships maintain this philosophy." This is the same councilman that spent years trying to convince township residences that they should petition to be annexed into the city.
If a chuckle a day can reduce blood pressure then an explosive laugh must have a much more profound effect on blood pressure. Oak Lawn and other nearby township residents may want to clip this story and save it for its medical benefits.
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