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County Board defeats budget motion


The Crow Wing County’s Board defeated a motion to adopt the proposed 2012 budget and levy 3-2 Tuesday night.

The vote came after a three-and-a-half hour meeting where baseball analogies and even magic acts were used to describe proceedings that left staff frustrated and board members divided.

In September, the board adopted a proposed levy of $34,876,657 for a reduction of $845,039 or 2.37 percent.

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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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