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Brainerd candidates list priorities, speak at forum

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Candidates for the city of Brainerd were the last to take seats at the debate table during the League of Women Voters candidate forum.


Candidates for Brainerd’s Ward 1 and Ward 3 were seated together for a debate that occasionally brought chuckles from the small crowd and had candidates answering how they would deal with a contentious city council.

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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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