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When designing the book cover, David, who does editorial illustrations by using cut paper for designs then photographing them, applied the same technique. The cut paper created the flannel background and the new take on the typical “hello my name is sticker” added a touch of humor. David said his goal was to create a book cover with a northern Minnesota theme that was humorous, artful and sophisticated all that the same time.

Northwoods musings are heart of new book

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Jacqueline Pine Savage didn’t start out to be a book author.

Instead her musings grew essay by essay, column by column. And in the beginning, even readers didn’t know who was really behind the alter ego of the wife and mother raising young saplings in the north woods of 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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