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Toll from June 19 rainstorm still being felt

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Just how much rain fell in the Brainerd area during the June 19 storm is finally coming into focus.

And some effects may still be felt.


Jeff Hulsether, Brainerd city engineer, told the city council, portions of East River Road were closed between Washington and Front streets last Friday.

“We sort of had a scary situation there,” Hulsether 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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