Koering defeats Trusty


■ Koering leads Trusty

With nearly half the precincts reporting, Paul Koering, former state senator, was ahead of incumbent Crow Wing County District 1 Commissioner Phil Trusty.

As of midnight Tuesday, there were 34 of 64 precincts reporting.

“It looks really strong,” Koering said. “I really feel honored that the people have once again put their trust in me to serve as their county commissioner — at least it looks that way so far — I really feel good about it.

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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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