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Grass fire burns about 3 acres as snowless winter continues


A relatively snowless winter so far and dry conditions continue to make late season grass fires a concern even though a clipper system promises to bring a couple of inches of snow to the lakes area this week.

Brainerd firefighters responded to a grass fire off Hay Creek Road in the South Long Lake area about 10 miles south of Brainerd about 12:37 p.m. Wednesday. The fire burned 2 to 3 acres in a mostly wooded and swamp area off a farm field.

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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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