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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Eric Justin shared these colorful sunset photos he captured of Raylee, Karma, and Zaeda Braswell and Gabe and Zeke Stevens out Saturday evening trying to catch crappies from a lake near Merrifield. Justin says the crappies were not cooperating, but that, "the sunset was well worth the trip out". After seeing these pictures, we would have to agree they were rewarded with a visual treat.
Find the hidden chili pepper within Crosslake city limits and bring it to Lake Country Crafts and Cones at 36084 County Road 66 for a prize basket worth more than $1,500 in goods and services, thanks to several Crosslake merchants. Clue No. 1 Clint Eastwood didn’t take no guff; we’re not going to lie, this could get rough. Time to get out of the cabin and step into the sun, Crosslake is all about having fun!
Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes, of Nisswa, is in Florida to help with the emergency management response to Hurricane Irma. Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday, Sept. 8, authorized a team of 16 Minnesota emergency management professionals to leave for Florida. The Minnesota All Hazard Incident Management Team will be deployed to Florida until Sept. 25.
Looking all the world like a they're looking into a mirror an adult pileated woodpecker and a juvenille strike mirror poses of each other on a birch tree trunk early one morning. Photo by Cis Pecarich.
Sharen Lorch of Crosslake sent us this milestone fishing photo. Jesse Lorch, age 4 of Fort Worth, TX, caught his first fish at grandma and grandpa's place on Goodrich Lake near Crosslake. Sharen says, "The grandchildren come around the 4th of july every year to spend time at grandma and grandpa's lake place in MN. Fishing is the bigest attraction. They go out with Daddy and Gramps every morning and evening." Jesse caught the fish using a Sponge Bob Square Pants fishing pole with a kernel of corn for bait.
Nisswa-stämman instrumental, singing and dancing workshops are set for Friday, June 9. Each year, the Nisswa-stämman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival brings top-level folk musicians from Scandinavia to Nisswa. They not only perform at the festival, but they also share their talents with aspiring students on the day before the festival. Workshops will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9 at several homes in the Nisswa area. There will be workshops in Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish fiddling and ensemble workshops where all instruments are welcome to participate.
Denton Newman Jr., of Backus, Scoutmaster for Pine River-Backus Boy Scout Troop #73 since 2006, received the District Award of Merit at a recent recognition banquet in Brainerd. The District Award of Merit is the highest-level award a district presents. The number of recipients is determined by the number of units in that district. Pine Tree District of Central Minnesota Council could present two of these awards this year. The other award for 2016 went to Alvin Bacon, of Troop 43 in Brainerd.
Weather phenomenon known as 'Sundogs' over the pines of Northland Arboretum in Brainerd Wednesday morning. I saw them starting to develop on the drive south to Brainerd, right around BIR, and by the time I got to the corner on Hwy 371 by Menard's you could see them beautifully. Then, it was matter of where to go to get the best shot.
Area schools closed or starting late for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 • Bemidji Schools - Delayed 2 hours • Blackduck Schools - Delayed 2 hours • Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School - Closed Today • Cass Lake - Bena Schools - Delayed 2 hours • Kelliher School - Delayed 2 hours • Laporte Public School - Delayed 2 hours No Early Child Special Ed Class • Leech Lake Tribal College- Delayed 2 hours • Northland Community Schools ISD118 - Delayed 2 hours • Northome School - Delayed 2 hours ---
GRAND MARAIS — A 22-year-old Grand Marais was killed in a snowmobile crash on New Year’s Eve. Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen said Wayne Gunnar Anderson was snowmobiling with a friend about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday on County Road 8 just north of Grand Marais when he became separated from his machine and was struck by his friend’s machine.