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John Longnecker came to the Brainerd lakes area for the same reason many do — to retire. Except John Longnecker retired twice.

Longnecker and his wife, Doris, moved to Pequot Lakes from Marshaltown, Iowa, following Longnecker’s retirement from a 33-year career in education.


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Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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