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Walters completes second leg of Kinship Partners Challenge


On a chilly Twin Cities morning, Gary Walters said he thought about quitting during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

And if he had been running for himself, already behind his desired finish time, he said he might have. But completing the effort was about something else. Walters said he made a promise to Kinship Partners for this challenge and — blisters aside — was going to make it to the finish line.

And he did.

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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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