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Crow Wing County Board approves Mississippi River Northwoods sale


It’s official.

Thousands of acres of land, forest habitat and scenic river frontage in the French Rapids area near Brainerd will now be protected for current and future generations.

Crow Wing County commissioners Tuesday approved the purchase of land for the Mississippi River Northwoods project authorizing staff to close on the purchase.

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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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