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Rister is Working Together Coalition's 'Be Inspiring' recipient


Pastor John Rister of the Church of the Nazarene in Backus is the January “Be Inspiring” recipient.

The Working Together Coalition recognizes an inspiring, positive, adult role model for youth each month with the “Be Inspiring” award. Rister has been a member of the community for the past three and a half years, coming here from Monroe, Mich., where he grew up. Rister is also a youth pastor, a zone leader and a bus driver for Pine River-Backus Schools.

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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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