Weather Forecast


Mother Nature turns up the heat


Temperatures will flirt with triple digits Monday as the thermometers are expected to soar to 98 degrees in a return of the summer heat.

A heat advisory is in effect from noon to 9 p.m. Monday for the lakes region. The National Weather Service in Duluth reported the return of the heat means a dangerous combination of heat and humidity with heat index values of 100 from the Brainerd lakes area to Wisconsin.

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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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