No new parking please

This my own view.
At one time there may have been areas where it was difficult to find parking in Brainerd MN, however there is plenty of parking both on and off street at most places
I am totally against new parking (on or off street) in Brainerd, Baxter, and most other places.

Lincoln School

I went to school in another district when younger so all Lincoln School in Brainerd looks like to me is a building that is blighted, poor accessibility, and too expensive to maintain. I use to go there to vote, but the building isn't even suitable for that, elections were moved away years ago. It definitely isn't suitable for housing, from what I learned as a former Brainerd housing commissioner (unless torn down and new housing built in place).

calling on Shutting down locked hospitals, end commitments, end guardianships

November 2015
Recently there has been many articles dehumanizing patients and people deemed with mental illness, over acceptance of bad science, and overlooking the rights of everyone.
Brainerd/Baxter currently has at least 3 locked medical facilities. One on state ave in Brainerd and one in Baxter on Grand Oaks run by the State of Minnesota.
The other is at Essentia Health St Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.

Brainerd High School Graduation 2017

Cars on the way to be parked in the grass were going through and damaging the North Star Apartments lower parking lot curb even though there was still room in the lot below it.
Looked like not very many from the audience car pooled or walked(other than from where they had parked).
A teacher speaking repeatedly used a word that I've personally worked at not using and that I've told students not to use.

Crow Wing Attorney suit

The attorney Ryan has discriminated against people that have a disability and discriminates against people receiving public assistance (which is sometimes forced on people that have a disability) bringing forward civil court cases. Now he is being greedy making the crow wing county board change its budget.

amazing site

Since I took on a 2nd job I don't always have a camera on me, so I thought I would attempt to say what I seen in words. My dad would sometimes tease about bringing a canoe on a bike. A couple of Weeks ago (Wednesday November 2 2016) I seen a man on a bicycle with a trailer that had a canoe full of packs on the sidewalk going past the courthouse in Brainerd.

Picking apart democracy in Crow Wing County

I think the Crow Wing County board has made a mistake to get rid of elected offices. The offices now appointed will be the auditor and treasurer.
The auditor handles the elections, and now won't even be elected.
I don't think it matters that they are not "policy makers". The role of these offices is very important to our democracy especially since the auditor handles the voting.

If they want to save money they could turn off the fake bells or save money by using sprinkler system less or by saving energy other ways.


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