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Vail enters guilty plea in Cass County


Terri Vail, the Cass Lake-Bena School Board member facing six felony theft charges, entered a guilty plea the day before a jury trial was to commence.

Vail was charged with six felony theft counts with false representation and theft by swindle.

Monday, Vail, 53, entered a guilty plea to felony theft by false representation.

The Cass County court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. Sept. 2.

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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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