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Backus firefighters to host smelt fry Saturday


The Backus Fire Department invites everyone to the 49th annual Smelt Fry starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Backus Fire Hall.

Fried fish will also be served.

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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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