Airplane crash in Longville results in minor injuries

Weather Forecast


Pageant begins Backus Cornfest celebration


The Backus Corn Fest officially begins Aug. 10, but the bid for Backus royalty kicked off the celebration Aug. 1.

Five young ladies threw their hats into the ring in four different age categories. They include Little Miss (Mikyla Wynn), Jr. Princess (Jasmine Dirks, Debrin Popkes), Princess (Merissa Ford), and Miss Backus (Linzie Schelde).

Little Miss Mikyla Wynn and Miss Backus Renee Rogers, last year’s royalty, attended the kickoff.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889