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Clean our water tower
The city of Hawley some years back coaxed its fire department to clean the underside of the water tower using high-pressure hoses and equipment from the fire department. I can't help but notice how unsightly Brainerd's downtown tan-colored water tower has become. For one of our largest attention-getting landmarks it is dirty and coated with what looks like black mildew. Perhaps with a mixture of chlorine and water and our fire department aerial truck we could accomplish the same feat?
'Wag the Dog'
Anyone checked out the movie "Wag the Dog" lately? So just before a major election is there a rush to war! We should all be asking, "Why now and what's the rush?" Why is America the only country suddenly riled up about Saddam Hussein? Not that he's not evil, but let's get allies on board as we did with the Gulf War. It's been 11 years. Why now?
Oh, my. We vote $59 million for the school and immediately the school board can't think in a public building. They have to go to a resort on Gull Lake just to ponder what they're going to do. If they need more money, they should ask for a pay raise, not perks.
The DNR tells landowners not to feed deer yet the elk and deer farms can feed their animals. Deer and elk should be in the wild, not farmed. If elk farms want to farm elk, then if the elk have a contagious disease, the whole elk herd should be destroyed because that's what real farmers face in their beef herds. The DNR should open up hunting so people can kill deer. When there are too many animals in a square area, they will always get disease. This is a wake-up call for DNR.
In the Aitkin case where chronic wasting disease was discovered in an elk on an elk farm, all the elk will be destroyed.
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