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Biz Buzz: Spring fever?


If thoughts of open water, warm breezes and sunshine that leaves a mark are outweighing memories of mosquitoes, wood ticks and mowing, it might mean a serious case of spring fever.

A new boat dealer in Merrifield by Lake Edward and North Long Lake is hoping the fever is quite contagious. Doug and Katie Erickson are the owners of a new business — Highway 3 Marine on County Highway 3. The marine dealership handles Warrior boats, which are manufactured in Minnesota.

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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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