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Traffic numbers expected to climb with development

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BAXTER — Traffic.

Decades ago, the surge of summer traffic was a rite of the seasonal influx. Relief came with late fall after leaf-lookers were back in their homes. Population growth along with the lakes area’s move to micropolitan status as a regional retail hub, the traffic — from commuters, cabin owners, tourists and residents — has gone hand-in-hand with development.


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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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