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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BOSTON (Reuters) - A 3-month-old German shepherd puppy is being blamed for driving a family car into a Massachusetts pond. The dog's owner, John Costello, said he took the dog for a walk around Bolivar Pond in Canton on Sunday, then got into the car and started it in preparation for the ride home. That's when the puppy jumped in with him. "The dog just jumped into the car and hit the gear shift ... when she slammed it into drive she fell on top of the gas pedal," Costello told local television station WFXT-TV. "The car went for a swim.
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - It took a Texas man five days to polish off what has been hailed as one of the most expensive drinks produced at Starbucks, a several-thousand calorie frozen concoction that included 60 shots of espresso and was topped with whipped cream. "It was delicious, very strong, very sweet," Andrew Chifari said on Thursday.
By Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled...
By Matt Sepic Minnesota Public Radio News Minnesota has a long history of being in the top tier of states in quality of life measures -- and homeownership is among them. Indeed, 72.5 percent of the state’s residents own their own homes – well above the national average of 65 percent. But when it comes to making sure all people have a shot at the benefits of owning a home, the state has the worst track record of any state, according to a recent study by the Minnesota Home Ownership Center. "In Minnesota we have the highest rate of homeownership among white households in the count
By Brett Neely Minnesota Public Radio News Washington - At first, Al Franken couldn't stop talking about the porridge. "I loved it. I can't eat it anymore. I OD'd on it," Franken quipped as visitors noshed recently on Mahnomin porridge, made with Minnesota wild rice, during one of his weekly Capitol Hill constituent breakfasts. Franken's food commentary, though, quickly gave way to policy talk.
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, June 2 (Reuters) - Would more residents of New Orleans have evacuated ahead of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 if it had been named Kurt? A study published on Monday suggests they would have, perhaps reducing Katrina's death toll of more than 1,800. Because people unconsciously think a storm with a female name is less dangerous than one with a masculine name, those in its path are less likely to flee, and are therefore more vulnerable to harm. As a result, strong Atlantic hurricanes with the most feminine names caused an estimated five times more deaths than th
Guy Green is challenging incumbent James Wallin for Brainerd’s mayor. “There is a comfort level in Brainerd city government that has led, over several decades, to an economic lethargy and cultural cattiness which serves no one well,” Green wrote in a prepared statement. “Behind the scenes, a very well paid and increasingly imperious bureaucracy operates outside the bounds of electoral accountability.
By John Kemp LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) - Most of the extra oil produced in the United States in the next two years will be light crudes and condensates that domestic refineries will struggle to process - intensifying pressure for at least a partial relaxation of the country's export ban. U.S. oil production is set to increase by another 2 million barrels per day in 2014-15. More than 60 percent of the forecast growth will consist of light oils with a specific gravity of 40 degrees API or higher, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration ("U.S.
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - As U.S. health regulators consider what rules to impose on electronic cigarettes, in their tally of costs and benefits they have placed a value on the lost pleasure consumers may suffer if they used the products less or not at all. The U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man with a kitchen knife stabbed two young children, one fatally, in an elevator in a New York City apartment building on Sunday evening, police said. Police found Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and a 7-year-old girl with stab wounds to their torsos at the building in Brooklyn's East New York neighborhood after responding to a 911 call. Avitto, who lived in the building next door, died of his injuries, police said.