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Transmission manager in satisfactory condition

The 39-year-old man, who was injured Monday while welding at Kennedy Transmission Brake and Auto Service in Brainerd, was in satisfactory condition Tuesday at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Dennis W. Johnson was transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd and then transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center.

The Brainerd Fire Department received the call at 1:20 p.m. Monday at the business located at 1006 Washington Street. The man suffered severe injuries on multiple body parts.

Firefighters investigated and found that the fire started when the man was welding near chemicals.

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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