Brainerd Dispatch (MN):
The first Brainerd City Council meeting of 2017 started with some important business.
The council unanimously elected Dave Pritschet as council president for 2017-18. . .
. . . Pritschet coaches speech and debate at Brainerd High School, where he coaches students in Student Congress, which follows “Robert’s Rules of Order.” The council follows “The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure,” which is slightly different, he said, so there will be some things to learn.
“The biggest thing with parliamentary procedure is making sure everybody’s rights are protected,” Pritschet said. “Everybody gets a chance to speak, everybody gets a chance to be heard, whether they’re here or in the public.”