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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Pequot Lakes police responded to a call of a foul smell from a unit in Janice’s Estates and Pines on May 12, and they discovered a body inside. Rene Paul Volcke, 63, was found dead in his apartment on Olson Street at 8:52 a.m. Preliminary autopsy reports indicate Volcke succumbed to a medical issue. It is unknown how long Volcke’s body remained undiscovered, but it was likely several days. “He was a loner,” said Police Chief Eric Klang. “There wasn’t anyone checking on him.”
The Jenkins City Council on Monday, May 12, appointed Brad Person of Breen & Person LTD as the city attorney following the January decision to seek a new attorney. The city personnel committee recommended Person from a pool of four applicants. Breen & Person has offices in Brainerd and Crosslake. Of the four applicants, two others were considered and were close in charges for their service. City clerk Krista Okerman said Person had good references, and his proximity and miscelaneous charges factored into the decision to recommend him for the city.
The Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association (NMRHA), also known as the Northern Trackers Railroad Club, set up one of its model train layouts April 9 at the Crosslake Area Library for the Preschool Story Hour. Before operating the train, storyteller/facilitator Andrea Martin read stories about trains to the children, ages 3-6 years (and one baby), who were accompanied by their parents or grandparents. Martin leads the Preschool Story Hour group each week, assisted by library volunteer Phyllis McAfee.
Breezy Point police ARREST: Report on May 10 at 7:23 p.m. of a traffic arrest on Red Oak Road. The vehicle was stopped for showing revoked, and subject was then arrested for gross misdemeanor probation violation and fifth-degree posession of controlled substances. BURGLARY: Report on May 7 at 9:30 a.m. of a burglary from a business on County Road 11 near Robin Lane. Signs of forced entry observed and cash register taken. Crow Wing County sheriff
Crosslake Community School (CCS) students and staff gathered in the gymnasium for a pepfest Monday, May 5, in honor of the archery team traveling to national competition in Kentucky. Students had a pompom made of recycled paper to use during the pepfest as they entered the gym. Team members were announced one by one and raced through the crowd to the stage. Once every team member reached the stage, veteran team member Taylor Schulz gave a short speech.
Nisswa Elementary School second-graders learned how trees are used to build homes, and they planted a maple tree outside their classroom Thursday, May 8. The Arbor Day event was coordinated by the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association of Crow Wing, Wadena and lower Cass counties. Volunteers Damien Williams of Nor-Son Inc. and Andrew Raisanen of Backyard Reflections visited Kelly Gubrud’s classroom and interacted with students. The program’s goal is to teach students how trees are used to provide shelter for animals and people, and that trees are a renewable resources.
On Tuesday, April 22, Crosslake Community School students took a field trip to the home of Doug and Mandy Mitchell to learn about how maple syrup is made. The students walked the property and saw how sap is collected from trees. The Mitchells demonstrated how the sap is boiled down to make syrup. Students tasted the sap straight from the tree and compared it to a taste of a small spoonful of maple syrup to see the difference.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office offers a free class to youth ages 12-17 on boating safety from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Breezy Point Police Department. Youth who successfully complete the class will earn a Minnesota Watercraft Operator’s Permit. Parents/guardians of youth interested can contact Sgt. Adam Kronstedt with the student’s name at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-829-4749.
The sixth annual Brainerd Lakes Area Outdoor Youth Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Lakeshore Conservation Club. This family friendly event is free to the public. Activities will include duck and goose calling, bluebird/wood duck house building, trap shooting, archery, fishing stations, DNR and youth programs, a BB gun gallery, fire extinguisher training and .22 and black powder shooting.
Environmental Sentry Protection, LLC’s technology (ILIDS) is being installed this spring at two boat ramps for the Roosevelt And Lawrence Area Lakes Association (RALALA) in Outing/Emily. Paid for by RALALA and installed in coordination with Crooked Lake Township (CLT) (at Luscher Park) and the Department of Natural Resources (at Highway 6 Roosevelt), the devices increase and improve the contacts with boaters and water users. The system is “activated” by a boat or vehicle approaching the boat ramp, whether launching or recovering a watercraft.