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Pedestrians and patience on parade


BAXTER — Pedestrian traffic across Highway 371 is a chief concern for the Fourth of July celebration in Baxter.

Moving the parade route, celebration events and fireworks to Baxter is creating a lot of unknowns as no one can be sure how many people will attend. Add to that a midweek Independence Day, which may mean a difference in the number of people depending on work schedules and extra days off to add to a holiday weekend.

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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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