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FOOTBALL: BHS grad living a dream with Gophers


Even though he doesn’t score touchdowns, pull down ballcarriers or pick off passes, Ben Klinger is probably one of the most valuable members of the University of Minnesota football team.

The Brainerd High School graduate is one of about a dozen student equipment managers for the Gophers. He assists with all of the players’ needs, from helmets to shoulder pads to jerseys, to helping coaches run practice as smoothly as possible, as well as doing laundry.

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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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