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Audit finds material weaknesses, Brainerd makes corrections

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Brainerd’s 2011 audit report found two material weaknesses, including dollars not properly computed for construction receivables.

Thomas Koop, of CliftonLarsonAllen, said government accounting is a little unusual in general and he wasn’t reporting incompetence but a change in process was needed and staff was making those changes.


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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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