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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A Minnesota police office murdered Justine Damond this past week. According to reports she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault nearby her apartment where she lived. According to reports two police officers arrived after she called for help a second time. One of the police officers riding in the passenger side of the police car was reported to have been spooked and shot past the driving police officer and killed the woman approaching the car in her pajamas.
Sharen Lorch of Crosslake sent us this milestone fishing photo. Jesse Lorch, age 4 of Fort Worth, TX, caught his first fish at grandma and grandpa's place on Goodrich Lake near Crosslake. Sharen says, "The grandchildren come around the 4th of july every year to spend time at grandma and grandpa's lake place in MN. Fishing is the bigest attraction. They go out with Daddy and Gramps every morning and evening." Jesse caught the fish using a Sponge Bob Square Pants fishing pole with a kernel of corn for bait.
Does NASCAR have a new version of Cale Yarborough on its hands in the form of Martin Truex Jr.? Back in the days when he won three straight championships for Junior Johnson, Yarborough led an average of 3,527 laps each year during race seasons that were a mere 30 races long. These days, it's difficult to find drivers who have led more than 1,000 laps in a 36-race season. Jimmie Johnson, for example, led 737 laps during his championship season last year. Kyle Busch led 1,379 during his abbreviated title season in 2015.
A dear friend of mine died this week after about three years battling cancer. He had surgery, chemotherapy and spent extensive amounts of time at a famous cancer hospital in Houston, Texas. Medically he did everything he could possibly do to beat cancer. Physically he gave everything he had to beat cancer. Spiritually and emotionally he gave everything he could possibly give to beat cancer. He wanted to live but it didn't work out. Fifty four is a young age to die.
June 6 (Reuters) - When I rolled my wheelchair out of my apartment block Sunday morning - mere hours after three attackers killed seven a few hundred yards away in London Bridge and Borough Market - the most striking thing was the sense of calm.
Jupiter, long a morning planet, comes into its own in the evening sky. On the 7th, Earth glides between the giant planet and the sun, an event called opposition because it places Jupiter opposite the sun. On that day Jupiter rises in the east at sunset and sets in the west around sunrise. In between, it travels the night sky in company with Spica, the brightest star in Virgo. Spica, however, is no match for the beacon that is Jupiter.
CROOKSTON - Students named to the fall semester 2016 Chancellors List were announced recently by the Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota Crookston. To qualify for a place on the Chancellors List, students must complete 12 or more letter-graded (A-F) credits while attaining a 4.00 grade point average. Area students recognized on the list include: Brainerd: Zachary Andrew Hilde Chloe Ruth Smith Sebeka: Anna Johnson Deerwood:
Weather phenomenon known as 'Sundogs' over the pines of Northland Arboretum in Brainerd Wednesday morning. I saw them starting to develop on the drive south to Brainerd, right around BIR, and by the time I got to the corner on Hwy 371 by Menard's you could see them beautifully. Then, it was matter of where to go to get the best shot.
Area schools closed or starting late for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 • Bemidji Schools - Delayed 2 hours • Blackduck Schools - Delayed 2 hours • Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School - Closed Today • Cass Lake - Bena Schools - Delayed 2 hours • Kelliher School - Delayed 2 hours • Laporte Public School - Delayed 2 hours No Early Child Special Ed Class • Leech Lake Tribal College- Delayed 2 hours • Northland Community Schools ISD118 - Delayed 2 hours • Northome School - Delayed 2 hours ---
GRAND MARAIS — A 22-year-old Grand Marais was killed in a snowmobile crash on New Year’s Eve. Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen said Wayne Gunnar Anderson was snowmobiling with a friend about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday on County Road 8 just north of Grand Marais when he became separated from his machine and was struck by his friend’s machine.