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Bettino was a mentor

I consider myself one of many people who have had the privilege of knowing Cathy Bettino. I first met her at the age of 15 when I was a student at the ALC in Pine River. Every morning when I walked in she was always there to greet me with a “Good morning, Sunshine,” even if I wasn’t feeling the sunshine that day, along with many one-on-one chats about life in general.

Looking back on it now, I give her the title of having been a “mother mentor” to me while my younger sister was fighting cancer. I know she has had that effect on many others as well.

One of the greatest things I take away from having known Mrs. Bettino is that hard work will take you very far in this life, and I feel that it is her own hard work that has gotten her to where she is today.

Cari Pilarski,

St. Paul

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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