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Celebrating America in red, white and blue in lakes area

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An estimated 30,000 people showed up for the Fourth of July parade in Brainerd. Contrast that with last year’s parade, which had been moved to Baxter due to road construction in Brainerd, and the severe weather that greeted paradegoers and fireworks views last year.


This year the celebration went off without so much as a drop of rain from Mother Nature.

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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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