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Relay for Life provides opportunity to get involved


Kelsie Queil wasn’t sure what to expect when she attended her first Relay for Life event in Crow Wing County.

In fact, she was pretty sure it wasn’t going to be something she wanted to do. But her best friend’s 3-year-old son had been diagnosed with a brain tumor the size of a baseball and she wanted to show support.

“By the end of the night, I was just awe-struck,” Queil said.

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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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