Crow Wing County assesses flood damage


Water has receded but for families with flooded basements in Crow Wing County, the cleanup remains.

And there may be additional help for that.

John Bowen, county emergency management director, said preliminary assessments were made of 24 homes and 20 sustained significant damage, mainly related to basement flooding. The county reported a half a million dollars in road repair because of flooding.

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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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