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K&S Pets opens in Brainerd

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Imagine a pet pig the size of a tea cup.

For Kacie Johnson, it could be perfect addition to her new pet store in Brainerd. She flipped through photos of the tiny pet pigs on her phone. The micro mini teacup pigs were posed next to cups, cats and cellphones to give an indication of their minute size.


“It is so cute,” Johnson said. “Who doesn’t want a micro pig.”

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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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