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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Some of the top Sportsman drag racers in the country will make their annual trek to Brainerd International Raceway this weekend for Thunder at the Lakes, which is their chance to slug it out for NHRA divisional points, a shot at a national title and a cut of the year-end purse worth more than $500,000. Across BIR’s infield from the drag strip, the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course will host three different events, starting with the BIR Performance Driving School Friday, a 12-hour endurance race Saturday and the Slowpokes car club Sunday.
GRAND RAPIDS — As hot as Thursday was, Maggie Heggerston was hotter after firing a women’s course-record 62 during Thursday’s final round of the Section 7-2A tournament at Pokegama Golf Course. Heggerston and the Pequot Lakes Patriots also easily outdistanced the field for the team championship. Heggerston’s 62, coupled with her first-round 67 Tuesday, gave her a two-day total of 129 for the individual championship. She finished 26 strokes ahead of the runner-up and completed the back nine Thursday with just 29 strokes.
BAXTER — New ways to drive, walk and bike through Baxter were discussed during a lengthy transportation discussion. Among projects on the short list that were discussed at Wednesday’s city council meeting: • Council members looked at whether it was financially feasible to include water and sewer with an Eagle Drive and Eagle Ridge Drive street project and ultimately decided to push the project back a year to 2016. Because the area has small density to bring the assessments to a $14,000 range means a city subsidy of at least $1 million.
Starting Sunday, Brainerd Dispatch digital customers will notice changes brought upon by the newspaper’s continued integration with its new owner Forum Communications Co. The changes include a new mobile reader that will replace all apps. It will be a replica edition similar to the Dispatch e-edition. It features responsive design to adapt to any mobile device (smartphone, tablet, etc.), regardless of size or operating system. It’s accessible through e-edition login screen. The user will be prompted to choose standard e-edition or mobile version.
BAXTER — Motorists should plan for alternate routes next summer as Jackson and parts of Excelsior Road are reconstructed. After numerous discussions on plans for street projects, Baxter City Council members met in special session Wednesday night to finalize projects for the next two years and look at what should be included in the five-year plan. The council agreed it will pursue the Excelsior Road project from Cypress Drive, just east of SuperOne Foods, to the city limits with Brainerd in 2015.
■ Living Savior Lutheran Church garage sale LAKE SHORE — Living Savior Lutheran of Lake Shore will hold its annual garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6 and 8 a.m. to noon June 7. There will be a bake sale included until the food items are gone. Living Savior is located about 3/4 of a mile south of Bar Harbor on County Road 77. ■ Walleye fish fry planned
If you have Jesus in your heart, notify your face! It was a bumper sticker. I saw it years ago. I don’t always remember it.
The Center 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd 829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com Monday 8 a.m. - Card Recycling. 8 a.m. - Cardio Exercise. 9 a.m. - Golf - Craguns. 9-11 a.m. - Advice from Ann. 9 a.m. - Free Blood Pressure Checks. 10 a.m. - Mah Jongg Lessons. 10 a.m. - The Gift Shop. 11–11:30 a.m. - Bone Builder. 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining: Swiss steak, baked potato, corn, bread, pineapple, milk.
Merrifield woman in fair condition after ATV crash OSSIPPEE — A 23-year-old Merrifield woman was injured Wednesday in an all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) crash on Crow Wing County Road 3, south of County Road 109 in Ossippee, reported the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department. Jennifer Erickson, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, was transported by North Memorial Aircare to the St Cloud hospital, where she was in fair condition Thursday.
■ St. Cloud man still in critical after helicopter crashes The 71-year-old man, who was seriously injured Wednesday, when a helicopter he was piloting crashed into a Ripley Township barn, north of Little Falls, continued to be listed in critical condition Thursday. Gary Earl Oleen, of St. Cloud, was flying the crop dusting helicopter at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday when he crashed onto the roof of a barn located just off Haven Road, north of 233rd Street, according to the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office.