Weather Forecast


Warm summer week ahead


Finally, summer has arrived.

A string of consecutive days with temperatures pushing ever closer to the 90 degree mark, the lakes area can embrace summer in earnest. The recent warm-up comes on the heels of an early summer that has regularly been cooler than normal.

Unsettled weather led to a lightning show early Sunday morning as storms rolled into the region. For all the thunder and lightning, the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport had just .03 inches of rain early Sunday.

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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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