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Remembering Adam Sellheim


On the last July weekend in 2011, Adam Sellheim was out on a pontoon with friends on Lower Whitefish Lake doing something he loved.

Visiting friends at their cabin, he was in his element in being outside and on the water. The group stopped the pontoon to go swimming. Sellheim entered the water. He never resurfaced. His body was recovered the next morning, on July 31, 2011, in 92 feet of water. He was 26.

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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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