Windmill heaven


Lori Ostrowski thought there would be more time to learn what her father had to teach her about building windmills.

But time turned out to be the one thing in short supply.

Her dad Orville Rach liked to whistle when he was working.

“As soon as you couldn’t hear him whistle it was like uh-oh something’s not working like it should be,” Ostrowski said. “We take people for granted, you know, when they’re here — and we should never do that.

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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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