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Leap of faith forever changed a family and their new hometown


More than 40 years ago, Tony Maucieri saw a “For Sale” ad in the Chicago Tribune that would forever change his life and the small town where the ad would take him.

Having never worked in a professional kitchen or tended bar in his life, Maucieri took a tremendous leap of faith, moving his wife, children, mother-in-law and sisters- and brothers-in-law from the Windy City to tiny Crosslake to own and operate the former Echo Ridge Supper Club.

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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.
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