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Biz Buzz: Costco to open Wednesday


Costco’s much anticipated opening day is at hand. The warehouse opens Wednesday. The Costco in Baxter is one of 12 scheduled to open between Oct. 24 and Dec. 15, including stores in the U.S., Canada and one in Korea. The company plans to open 14 new warehouses before the end of the year.

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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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