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McQuinn: A life of giving cut short


Charles McQuinn was remembered Monday as a man whose life — much of which he dedicated to the lakes area — ended much too soon. 

McQuinn, 41, Brainerd, died in a single-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Aitkin County, the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday. McQuinn was a real estate developer in the lakes area who devoted much of his time to community involvement with a goal of making the area better for the future.

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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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