Weather Forecast


Biz Buzz: Bead Box and Downtown Art and Frame to close

Email News Alerts

Two anchor businesses in downtown Brainerd, The Bead Box and Downtown Art and Frame Co., are closing.

Rhonda Smith said she and her husband Brian decided to close both businesses in order to move to North Dakota.


The oil fields in North Dakota have been drawing a number of skilled workers to the state for its boom and job base.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Call 218-855-5897 and we can help you.

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.
(218) 855-5852