Deerstand reopens in Deerwood


DEERWOOD — A converted church may be the perfect setting for fresh starts.

In Deerwood, the re-opening of the Deerstand restaurant and bar, just off Highway 6, is providing a new option for a community, a business and a couple behind the effort.

Shane and Jenny Miles first met in a restaurant. They understand the enormous work load and thin profit margins. But they have a passion for the industry and an appreciation for the ability to work for themselves.

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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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