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Jane is a pretty, young woman who already had more than her share of hardships in life. Jane was dumped at a local gas station by her aunt. She had no belongings, no money and a baby on the way.

Jane felt abandoned. She knew no one in town. Overwhelmed, Jane didn’t know what to do.

Since she was involved in the Pine River-Backus Family Center’s Home Visiting Program, she called the family center for help.


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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