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'Storage Wars' brings out bargain hunters willing to take a chance


A diamond ring still in the jewelry box. Flat-screen TVs. Fishing tackle unopened in its original packaging.

Those are some of the finds during Brainerd’s version of the cable television sensation of “Storage Wars.” Several of the area storage facilities in and around Brainerd have occasion to auction off contents of abandoned units. But there has been a noticeable change since the television shows highlighted the auction experience.

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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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