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 Website Admin and Editor. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work these 30+ years. I was here when the website first went live on April 26, 1986. I consider myself very fortunate to have seen so many changes and to have made so many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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One hundred years ago in 1918-1919 when the global influenza pandemic killed millions worldwide, including thousands of Native Americans, a revolutionary new tradition of healing emerged in Ojibwe communities in North America: the jingle dress dance. Oral histories vary on where exactly the jingle dress first appeared, but some origin stories point to the Mille Lacs Ojibwe community.
Broc Peterson and Maddie Holm were the top male and female lifters in the 29th annual Sertoma Sunrise Warrior Liftathon March 5-6 in the Brainerd High School weight room. Peterson, a junior, had the top boys Most-Pounds-Per-Ounce rating at 5.69. He edged sophomore Javan Hemsworth, who finished with a rating of 5.67. The competition between Peterson and Hemsworth went down to the final lift of the two-day event.
Essentia Health - St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd Bradley Simpson and Samantha Cluever, Brainerd, a boy, Bekkett Richard, 8 pounds, Nov. 9, 2018. Steven and Melissa Bracy, Merrifield, a boy, Simon Francis, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, Nov. 12, 2018. Grandparents are Dean and Toni Logering, Merrifield, Eric and Kathy Bracy, Battle Creek, Mich., and Paula Brunt, Ramsey.
--- --- --- --- --- Do you ever have questions about how to obtain a building permit or where to turn for mental health treatment? How about finding a number to contact an area legislator or reaching one of the many services Crow Wing County offers?
NORFOLK, VA - A 2007 Crosby-Ironton High School graduate and Crosby native is serving with the U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 in Norfolk, Virginia. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie Adams is an aviation electrician’s mate serving with HSC 28, known as the “Dragon Whales.” A versatile squadron that’s capable of completing a number of important missions for the Navy with the MH-60S “Seahawk” helicopter. A Navy aviation electrician’s mate is responsible for evaluating and fixing electronic components in support of the command mission.
If you have to choose between Hotel California and the Ritz Carlton, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia you would be happier at the hotel from the famous song. Dozens of persons were held as prisoners at the palatial hotel in 2017 by the Saudi government. All those who were held were accused of criminal behavior and this apparently included several Saudi "princes" and others whose bank accounts are beyond most Americans' imaginations. The government got billions of dollars out of those individuals before they were released from the hotel.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday, Oct. 18, authorized the use of $96,131 in funds from the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account for emergency relief in Aitkin County. Areas of Aitkin County experienced significant damage to public properties caused by two severe thunderstorms with strong winds and hail, knocking down trees and power lines, and damaging several local businesses. The first severe storm occurred on Aug. 31 with the second following on Sept. 2.
The Winners of the Best of the Brainerd Lakes! Click here!
--- --- --- --- --- THE PEOPLE HAVE VOTED. Now it’s time to honor the ‘Best of the Brainerd Lakes’ winners How many times have people wondered what businesses are the best in the Brainerd lakes? Who has the best pizza? Who is the best Realtor? Where is the best grocery store? The list goes on forever. And over the years anyone could make the claim for being the area’s best.
This Great Egret was spotted in the pond in front of Northland Arboretum on Sept. 24, 2018. Hunted nearly to extinction for it's showy breeding plumes called 'aigrettes' - which were used to decorate ladies hats in the late 1800's - the population of Great Egrets has rebounded in Minnesota and nationwide. The Great Egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society. The society was founded to protect birds from being killed for their feathers.