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Dondelinger disputes need for annexation

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D.J. Dondelinger, owner at Dondelinger Automotive in Baxter, started getting phones calls at 6 a.m. Thursday asking if he’d read about the recent Baxter City Council meeting.


He hadn’t. But in short order he discovered the city council voted to start annexation proceedings on land where Dondelinger Automotive is planning to build its auto dealership.

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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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