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Jaycees submit proposal to run Fourth of July parade in downtown Brainerd


Discouraged that a Fourth of July parade wouldn’t be in downtown Brainerd this summer, the Brainerd Jaycees began researching an alternative after first learning the traditional parade was canceled.

Monday, May 7, the Jaycees plan to go before the Brainerd City Council with a plan of their own.

Last week, Brainerd Community Action, which has organized the parade in Brainerd, sought approval from the Baxter City Council to move the parade there for at least one year.

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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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