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 freshman Chloe Bermel won the 100-meter dash and was a member of the winning 4x100 and 4x400 relays to help the Patriot girls to second place at the Section 8AA True Team track and field meet on Tuesday, May 6, in Detroit Lakes. Tyler Tappe finished first in the pole vault for the Pequot Lakes boys, who finished fifth. Boys team scores: 1-Perham 470.5, 2-Ottertail Central 460, 3-Little Falls 445, 4-Detroit Lakes 422, 5-Pequot Lakes 360, 6-East Grand Forks 335.5, 7-Thief River Falls 301.5, 8-Fergus Falls 298, 9-Roseau 262.5, 10-Bagley/Fosston 194
The Pine River-Backus girls finished third and the Tiger boys were fourth at the Northwoods Conference track and field meet on Thursday, May 8, in Walker. The Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys finished first in the six-team meet with 178 points, followed by Northome-Kelliher/Blackduck 116 and the Tigers with 89. PR-B’s Henry Krecklau won the 100-meter dash and long jump and TJ Lukanen paced the 3,200 run. In the girls’ event, the Tigers’ Megan Porta won the shot put, discus and long jump titles as PR-B finished with 38 points.
Maggie Heggerston carded a runner-up score of 77 to help the Pequot Lakes girls’ golf team finish second behind Detroit Lakes at the Mid-State Conference meet on Monday, May 12, at Detroit Country Club. Kate Smith’s medalist score of 69 helped the Lakers win the title with 306, which the Patriots were second at 327. Heggerston and teammate Megan Snyder were all-conference picks while Pequot Lakes’ Amanda Nies, Alex Stone and Sam Olmscheid were honorable mention.
On Wednesday, May 7, six students from Pequot Lakes High School along with their teacher, Chris Palmer, arrived at Christ Community Church in Nisswa to volunteer their time for the Day of Caring. This group quickly grabbed wheel barrows and rakes and began cleaning the very large yard of our church. These young people and their teacher represented the school very well. They were all very energetic, courteous and polite.
Rep. Anderson fails to support local bonding project As we near the end of the legislative session, key bills are still being discussed that will have a great impact on communities across Minnesota. Perhaps the most important among these is the bonding bill that provides funding to improve schools, repair roads and bridges, and preserve community assets. This bill is unique in that it requires a super majority of votes to pass into law. For the House, that means several Republicans need to support the final bill for it to pass.
Bipartisan work gets job done Throughout the legislative session, local legislators have been working together on a number of local issues, including the water/sewer extension for the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, the extension of the Brainerd-Baxter local option sales tax and Baxter’s tax-increment financing.
As mayors, we want to thank all of the high school students, faculty and administrators who spent an entire Wednesday working in our communities. The second annual Pequot Lakes High School Day of Caring was as successful, helpful and appreciated as last year. The numerous individuals who requested assistance with their yards or homes grew from last year. Word has definitely spread about the wonders of teen-aged help. Our communities benefitted from park raking, flower bed cleaning and general cleanup, just to name a few.
Look out Nisswa, here comes the park The Nisswa tunnel cost $847,500. MnDOT paid $309,445 and Nisswa paid $538,055. Nisswa took out a transportation loan for its portion of the tunnel at 1 percent interest for 20 years, which amounts to a yearly payment of $29,000 out of our general fund. In addition to the $29,000, the city also must pay $56,000 per year to the transportation loan fund for the rest of the construction costs other than the tunnel. That totals $85,000 a year for the next 20 years.
More on equality in society With the recent letter to the editor in this paper we can now begin to see the apparent goal of A. Martin from Merrifield with the letter about equality in society. A. Martin asks if someone is 331 times better than another person. It seems A. Martin believes that everyone is equal in talents and capabilities and, thus, it is not fair that one person earns more than another. Welcome to the real world where life is not always fair.
Nisswa Chamber CEO thanks volunteers On behalf of the Nisswa Chamber and the planning committee for the 67th annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener, I’d like to thank the 349 volunteers who helped us execute a nearly flawless community picnic Friday, May 9. Whether you provided help with traffic, security, food service, table bussing, etc. — each and every one of you helped us make the community picnic a huge success.