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Brainerd council to withhold airport funding on 4-2 vote


The Brainerd City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday night to withhold its funding for the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport until it can get answers to its questions.

Council member Bob Olson raised the issue, which included strong comments from several council members.

“What I have to say may rub some of my colleagues the wrong way,” Olson said. “I feel very strongly about what I’m about to say.”

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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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