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State threatened Blanding’s Turtle found dead on the road in east-central Minnesota. Photo by MN DNR – Christopher E. Smith.

Residents note concerns for threatened Blanding's turtle with Briarwood Lane proposed project

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BAXTER - Residents on Briarwood Lane asked the city to consider the environment and threatened Blanding's turtles in looking to pave one of the city's last remaining gravel streets.


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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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