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Wadena works to rebuild destroyed community center

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Parts of Wadena’s destroyed Community Center were wrapped like a metal blanket around the heavily tornado-damaged high school on June 17, 2010.


Since that date, the Wadena community has been looking at ways to rebuild. If Gov. Mark Dayton’s bonding proposal is approved by the Legislature, a new community center could be taking shape.

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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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