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Church basement bingo: raising funds for community

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Church basement bingo event livens up winter nights at St. Francis Catholic Church.

The Knights of Columbus Thursday bingo nights this February were aimed at providing a family entertainment option. But a night out when cabin fever may be starting to build isn’t the only benefit. The limited run bingo nights are fundraisers to benefit charities.


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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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