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Plane on the stick

The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport would like to extend a huge thank you for the F9F6 Grumman Cougar (plane on the stick) to the following businesses and individuals: Dondelinger, Deerwood Bank, Rardin Construction, Spalj Construction, Park Rapids Aviation and Korby Construction. While too numerous to list individually, a heartfelt thank you to all the individuals who volunteered their time and expertise to this project.

Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport

Ski & Board-a-thon

Ski Gull hosted its ninth annual Ski & Board-a-thon on Feb. 18 at Ski Gull. More than $4,000 was raised to help support Ski Gull.

Ski Gull’s Board of Directors would like to thank all businesses and individuals who donated items and/or money for our ninth annual Ski & Board A-Thon.

Donators: Birch Bay Golf Course, Brekken’s, C & C Boatworks, C & L Distributing, Cash Wise Liquors, Culligan Water, D.H. Dock & Tracks, Easy Riders, Fishing with Matt, FitzHarris Ski & Sport, Grand Casino, Holiday Inn Express, Jake’s Grille, McDonald’s, Mickey’s Pizza, Nisswa Hair Salon, Red Bull, Schaefer’s Foods, Triangle Oil, Wendy’s in Nisswa and Viking Coke.

Participants: Jeff Aga, Ned Aga, Molly Aga, Emaily Aga, Dale Bosch, Paul Burton, Alex Dullum, Jackie Extrand, Aden Extrand, Ashton Extrand, Joe Getchell, Andy Hayes, Evelyn Helsene, Zach Henke, Jenny Holmes, Chris

Holmes, Adam Kalenberg, Katie Kringen, Bob Reichenbach, Teddy Schaefer and the Entire Alpine Team. Volunteers: Karla O’brien, Shawn O’brien, Elsye Burton, Paul Burton, Ariel Aakus, Andrea Hayes and Ashley Cizinsky.

Ski Gull Board of Directors

Thanks for the support

I think this is a good time to publicly thank everyone who has been supportive of me over the past five years in all my biathlon and skiing endeavors. I want to especially thank my parents, grandparents, sisters, and coaches (i.e. Bill Meyer, Nisswa NW Biathlon), who have been “over-the-top” supportive mentally, physically, and financially. Thank you to the huge community of people in the Brainerd lakes area who have been following my competitions in the area newspaper, for all your positive comments and words of inspiration. Also, thank you to my huge community of friends who were able to follow my “newspaper” stardom online and through facebook. My continuing sports career as a biathlete would never have been imaginable without all the love, care, and support from so many people. Your actions and words will never be forgotten. As I head to my last major race series of the season in West Yellowstone over Spring Break, I will be continuing to remember all the people in my life who have made this whole “dream” possible.

Jenna Ruzich

U.S. Biathlon Association Member

University of Minnesota-Duluth

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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