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A champion of social justice and tireless volunteer in the Brainerd lakes area died Saturday. Dorothy Wick Janes was 101. (Steve Kohls - Brainerd Dispatch)

Social justice champion Dorothy Janes dies at 101

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A champion of social justice and tireless volunteer in the Brainerd lakes area died Saturday.

Dorothy Wick Janes was 101.

Born Feb. 12, 1913, she shared a birthday with her twin brother Tom and Abraham Lincoln. Janes died Saturday afternoon in her apartment in Coventry Senior Living in Mahtomedi. Formerly she made her home in East Gull Lake.

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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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