Weather Forecast


Nominations for Teacher of the Year now being accepted


Nominations now open for Teacher of the Year

Everyone remembers a favorite teacher, someone who motivates and inspires students for a lifetime. Minnesotans have the opportunity again this fall to nominate that unique educator for 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.


Nominations are open Oct. 1 through Nov. 5 and may be submitted online at The 2013 Teacher of the Year will be named at a ceremony May 5, 2013. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year also becomes Minnesota’s candidate for National Teacher of the Year.

Eligible nominees must:

• Teach in a public or non-public pre-K through 12th grade school.

• Hold a baccalaureate degree and a Minnesota teaching license.

• Have completed three years of teaching by the nomination deadline and intend to teach during the 2013-14 school year.

Anyone may nominate a teacher and self-nominations are also accepted.

For more information or to receive a nomination form, call 651-292-4822 or 800-652-9073.

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.
(218) 855-5889