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ATEK expands in Brainerd


A manufacturing company with a long history in Brainerd recently renovated its facility and moved jobs into the city.

“It’s expansion. It’s growth. It’s new employment and it’s been a long time coming, It’s exciting stuff,” said owner Bill Bieber during a ceremony at the plant. Bieber said the Brainerd community has supported ATEK for more than 40 years.

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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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