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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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.
Jeremiah Piepkorn had a two-run home run and Chris Peterson went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs as the Nisswa Lightning finished the regular season in style with an 11-0 victory over the Aitkin Steam on Sunday, July 8. Brett Jenkins went 2-for-4 for the Lightning, hitting in one run, while Tory Miller had a hit, an RBI and a stolen base. Kevin Smith earned the victory on the mound, pitching six scoreless innings and striking out seven batters.
The Community Care N Share Café, a 501(c)(3) in Emily, is celebrating serving 100,000 meals since 2008. Located at the Wesleyan Church in Emily, the Care N Share Café gets food from Second Harvest Food Bank and through other donations and serves those in need within a 25-mile radius of Emily, including Crosby, Crosslake, Outing, Merrifield, Fifty Lakes, Pequot Lakes, Palisade and Pine River.
Cis Pecarich shared these photos of a Cecropia moth, shortly after emerging from it's cocoon. She writes, "I found the twig on the ground on the trail and brought it home and put it on my (wind)chimes. Found this happening."
This painted turtle was found enjoying some sunshine on a rock at Fritz Loven Park on June 4th, 2018. The Minnesota DNR says the Painted Turtle is the most common turtle in the region. In parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin they are commonly called "mud turtles". Painted Turtles are medium-sized oval turtles. The females grow to 10 inches in length while the males only grow to 7 inches long.
A turkey vulture rests on a branch after feeding on a roadkill squirrel at Fritz Loven Park on June 4th, 2018. Photo by Cis Pecarich.
The President’s List includes 186 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.75 to 4.0 while enrolled for at least 12 credits. The Dean’s List includes 211 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 to 3.74. The released honors list does not include students who have requested no release of information. Backus:
The Pine River-Backus girls finished third while the Tiger boys were fifth at the Northland Conference meet on Thursday, May 10, in Walker. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley won the girls title with 145 points, followed by Clearbrook-Gonvick with 141. PR-B finished with 40 points. W-H-A also won the boys title with 167.5 while Clearbrook-Gonvick was second with 72. The Tigers compiled 55 points.