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Brainerd's high-density areas targeted


Rental housing's place in Brainerd could be changing.

Responding to the high number of duplex and multi-family housing in the city - rentals make up anywhere from 40 percent to 50 percent of all housing, depending on who you ask - the Brainerd Planning Commission is considering reducing the number of R-2 medium density and R-3 high density residential zones in the city.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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