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Caribou Coffee to continue in Brainerd, Baxter


Caribou Coffee patrons in the Brainerd lakes area can relax.

The coffee houses in Brainerd and Baxter are not closing, according to staff members at both locations.

Caribou Coffee, which is headquartered in Minneapolis, announced Monday it was closing 80 underperforming stores and converting another 88 stores to Peet’s Coffee and Tea sites.

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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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