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Spur Line Trail receives grant

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Brainerd received a $425,000 DNR grant paving the way for the Spur Line Trail extension though the southern part of the city.

The trail was a source of contention this past fall when the council split in a vote to submit a grant application. The council received public comments both for and against the trail plan with residents concerned about being responsible to clear snow.


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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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