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• The Brainerd Dispatch welcomes letters on recent articles and current issues. Letters should include the writer’s full name, city and a phone number (for verification only). Letters are limited to 300 words. Only one letter per person per week. 

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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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