Airplane crash in Longville results in minor injuries

Weather Forecast


Common sense


I have been a part-time resident and full-time taxpayer in the Pine River area for 12 years. I take an interest in the Pine River and Backus communities. My friends live here, and I read the local paper. A lot of questions regarding the Pine River-Backus School Board and the superintendent come to mind as I read the Journal and talk to people.

The biggest one is — where’s the common sense?

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

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.
(218) 855-5889