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Physical therapy moves on up


After years working in subterranean levels, the physical therapy department moved into the light.

And lots of it.

Physical therapists made the recent move to Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic. It’s the first time, they’ve had space that wasn’t reclaimed for them from some another use. Their offices previously traveled from the sublevel at the hospital to the sublevel at Northern Orthopedics in south Brainerd.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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