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Brainerd U of M Extension educator honored with national award

University of Minnesota Extension Educator Heidi Haugen, Brainerd, received the “Excellence in Volunteerism (Individual)” award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) on Sept. 19.

Haugen won this award at the state level, at the North Central states regional level, and then at the national level. Locally officed in Brainerd, Haugen provides leadership to volunteer systems development for Extension’s Center for Youth Development and the Minnesota 4-H program in the northeast region of Minnesota.

Haugen is available for no-cost or low-cost technical assistance and consultation for nonprofit groups and organizations in Minnesota. To learn more about developing volunteer systems and addressing volunteer issues, Haugen may be reached at and 828-2345.

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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