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Koering defeats incumbent Trusty for Crow Wing County District 1 seat

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Challenger Paul Koering won 13 of 16 precincts and tied for another in a defeating incumbent Crow Wing County District 1 Commissioner Phil Trusty.


“I’m really excited it’s a whole new adventure,” Koering said. “I just want to say thank you to commissioner Trusty. He did a fine job and he’s a good guy. He called me this morning and congratulated me. He’s a fine gentleman.”

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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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