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Crow Wing County staff reports surprises in lakeshore study on impervious surface

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Crow Wing County staff reported a research project into the amount of impervious surface on studied lakes surprised them.

The results, they said, looking at lakeshore parcels found less impervious surface than expected. The study is expected to help the county with water planning and help staff more quickly respond in regard to permit applications.


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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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