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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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.
The AgStar Fund for Rural America is awarding a $2,500 grant to The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL), a nonprofit organization in Pine River committed to ensuring solar energy is safely and effectively deployed through the region. The grant money will be used for a transpired air project for the turkey industry. A low-cost, effective solar technology, transpired air is designed for makeup air loads and offers an opportunity to dramatically reduce and stabilize energy costs for turkey producers
The Pelican Lakes Association and Pelican Lakes Conservation Club (PLCC) encourage all area residents to have their well water tested this summer. Water testing instructions and kits will be available at PLCC farmer’s breakfasts in Breezy Point on June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9. Private wells should be tested every two or three years for safety. Chronic exposure to elevated nitrates may lead to cancer. Some areas of Pelican Lake are known to have dangerous levels of arsenic. Bacteria in your well can make you sick.
The Crow Wing County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility is open for the season at the Crow Wing County Landfill Site. The HHW Facility will be open the second Wednesday and second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May through October. The facility will take old paint cans, cleaners and other chemicals that have been sitting in the garage or on basement shelves.
The Nisswa Chamber headed out to Gull on fishing opener Saturday, May 10, to serve coffee and doughnuts to anglers. A tradition since 1959, the chamber offers hot coffee (provided by Stonehouse Coffee in Nisswa) and doughnuts (provided by Schaefer’s Foods in Nisswa). Captain Jay Chaney of Boats and Beyond navigates the waters for the chamber staff and volunteers: from left, Lee Seipp, Tina Foster, Ellie Erholtz (Miss Nisswa 2014), Ella Kratochvil (Little Miss Nisswa 2014), Rachel Robinson, Shawn Hansen, Jay Chaney, Gina Meixner and Tom Chaney. PHOTO BY CHELSEY PERKINS