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Rain dampens concerns for fast spreading wildfire

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The Brainerd lakes area received about 1.61 inches of rain in Monday’s downpour and has added to that total with .06 inches on Wednesday and .01 inches as of Thursday afternoon, the Department of Natural Resources reported.

Mark Mortensen, DNR program forester, said the area can still stand to get more rain.

On the plus side, Mortensen said the rain, cloud cover and lower temperatures have all been welcome in terms of retaining moisture.

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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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