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Students earn blue ribbons at speech tournament


Students earn blue ribbons at speech tournaments

The Pine River-Backus Speech team competed at the Bemidji Lumberjack Junior-Varsity Meet on March 5.

Katey Hanson took home a blue ribbon in Original Oratory for her persuasive speech on the deaf-blind.

Ben Remington and Kyle Tschida took home blue ribbons in Dramatic Duo for their interpretation of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham.


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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