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Splish, Splash: Record high set in Brainerd Thursday

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The calendar may say it’s the deep of winter, but no one who stepped outside into the warm sunlight and melting snow Thursday is likely to be convinced.


Brainerd hit a record high temperature of 50 degrees just before 3 p.m. The average temperature for this day is 26 degrees. The last record was 42 degrees, set in 2001.

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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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