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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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.
BEMIDJI -- Eliana Jackson tallied 10 saves for the Little Falls Flyers who fell 9-0 to the Bemidji Lumberjacks in a non-conference game Saturday, Sept 15. The Flyers fell to 3-5 this season. They take on Becker at home at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17.
Local photographer 'Cis' Ramsdell found this sandhill crane out in East Gull lake at the end of August. Taking notice of this bird's contortionist abilities, 'Cis' mentions, "That long beak comes in handy for grooming!" According to information on the Minnesota DNR's website ( https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/birds/sandhillcrane.html ), the sandhill crane is among Minnesota's largest bird species, standing about five feet tall and having a wingspread of nearly seven feet. The fillowing facts are also taken forom the DNR website:
Area nature photographer, Cis Pecarich, found this Green Heron looking for a snack near Grand Oaks Drive in Baxter in late July. According to the Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas, the Green Heron is primarily a species of the eastern United States and the Pacific Coast, it's also a regular breeding resident of Minnesota. The Atlas mentions, "Northern populations are medium-distance migrants that spend winters along the coasts of the southeastern United States and Mexico and in the Caribbean Islands."
CROSBY -- Because of Brandon, a fundraiser in memory of Brandon Houge, a young man from Ironton who unexpectedly died from complications of diabetes, will be Saturday, July 28, in Crosby. All proceeds will be used to fund youth diabetes camps, patient travel expenses and educational events.