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Event draws on, showcases regional history


History buffs and art enthusiasts will gather north of Brainerd Saturday for what organizers hope will build momentum for future events.

The event at Madden’s is believed to be the first in nearly two decades that will bring together historical societies from three counties, regional experts and history enthusiasts to talk about projects, share discoveries and generate interest in preservation.

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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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