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"Exceptional' land near Garrison proposed for Crow Wing County's first scientific and natural area designation


Crow Wing County commissioners made a decision Tuesday that produced a rare event — sustained applause.

The plan, which still has a way to go before it’s completed, would set aside the first designated scientific and natural area in the county.

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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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