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Schwendeman settles into new venture

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BAXTER — Football helmets, complete with signatures of notable NFL players, stand out along a wall in Chad Schwendeman’s new office. He said the sports memorabilia — with signed jerseys in the office hallway, including one from quarterback Brett Favre — is a retirement investment.


For a driven man and self-described workaholic, retirement may seem a distant horizon.

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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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