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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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
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department will conduct a business electronics collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the Crow Wing County Landfill Site. This is an opportunity for businesses to dispose of any old electronics. Equipment to be disposed will be unloaded and weighed, and businesses will be provided with a bill of lading for records. The cost to dispose of business electronics is 35 cents per pound. Local businesses that plan to participate in this event are encouraged to contact the Land Services-Solid Waste Office at 218-824-1290.
Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union President Chuck Albrecht was named chairman of the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting and convention April 25-26 in Bloomington. Albrecht will serve a three-year term.
Tanya Digiovanni of Breezy Point achieved 2013-14 Member of Excellence recognition from the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). As a Member of Excellence, Digiovanni has demonstrated IAAP’s core values of integrity, transparency, excellence and collaboration.
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on Saturday, May 10, at 2:27 p.m. the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries on County Road 125 in Kego Township. Deputies and responders arrived and found that a single vehicle was traveling south, left the roadway and crashed into trees with three adults and three children injured.
Pine River-Backus Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter member Nick Gravdahl joined more than 5,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate and compete at the BPA 2014 National Leadership Conference, “Accelerate Your Future,” in Indianapolis, Ind., April 30-May 4. “The conference was the culmination of a school year’s worth of business education and training, which members of the local chapter of Business Professionals of America at Pine River-Backus have received,” said chapter adviser Kyle Bergem, who teaches business courses.
Pequot Lakes Community Education offers the following summer camps for kids. To sign up or for more information, call 218-568-9200. • Safety Kids for ages 4-6: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday-Friday, June 4-6, at the Trailside Center (Pequot Lakes Baptist Church). Cost is $30. Registration is due Friday, May 23,