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Crow Wing County Board approves community services retructuring plan


A plan to restructure Crow Wing County Community Services was approved on a 4-1 vote Tuesday.

Earlier this month, Mark Liedl, interim community services director, presented the county board with 46 recommendations for the department, which includes social services and public health.

Liedl’s recommendations included restructuring to reduce the number of top-level supervisors to three. There are 11 supervisors in the department.

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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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