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Local woman to serve as missionary across U.S.


Most summers, you can find 18-year-old Melina Birchem somewhere in Hackensack, sometimes helping at the children’s fishing contest, sometimes watching over her siblings in the park, but mostly waitressing at her parents’ restaurant, Viddles & Joe.

She loves the summer, hoping the days of flip-flops and sun will never end.

But this summer is different.


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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