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Robin Hensel (left) and Larry Fisk with Little Falls Partners for Peace discuss

Democracy in action outside Camp Ripley's gates


CAMP RIPLEY — Peace vigil supporters and veterans demonstrated on opposite sides of the street in front of Camp Ripley’s main gate Monday.

Post Commander Col. Scott St. Sauver watched the activity just inside the main gate. Music came from both groups on either side of County Road 115. A kite flew overhead, colorful flags and signs were carried and people on both sides voiced their opinions.

For St. Sauver it was democracy in action.

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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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