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Former Backus firefighters honored for years of service


The Backus Fire Department recognized four recent retirees at its annual Christmas party Jan. 18.

Retirees included Todd Sawyer, Brent Godfrey, Carl Flier and Ben Pollack. Sawyer served the longest with 25 years. Flier served 20 years with the department, Pollack served 14 years and Godfrey served 13 years.

Former firefighters were thanked for their many years of service.

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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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