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Twelve has always been a significant number for Tony Rees.

Born on the 12th day of the 12th month made the date standout at a time when birthdays in December may be overwhelmed by Christmas.


As he was faced with joining the 39-and-holding club, Rees said he wasn’t even thinking of that other 12.

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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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