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Record temps not temporary

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Another warm-weather record was set Sunday as Brainerd reached a high of 76 degrees, surpassing the previous record that stood for 94 years.

Until Sunday, Brainerd’s record high temperature topped out at 72 degrees in 1918.

On the flip side, the record low for this date is 23 below zero, set in 1939. The normal high this time of year is 39 degrees.

How different could things be? On March 18, 1997, there was a record snow depth of 30 inches.

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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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