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Whipple Beach development plans may not include disc golf

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BAXTER — Rich in lakes. Paupers in public beaches.

A conundrum of the lakes area has long been the scarcity of public shoreland, specifically beaches. And that equation was on the minds of Baxter City Council members recently as they considered a proposal for a disc golf course at Whipple Beach Park.

“I’m really conflicted about this thing,” said Mayor Darrel Olson. “I have been since day one.”

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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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