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Crow Wing County Board keeps its salary unchanged, votes for increase for other elected officials

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Crow Wing County Board members deadlock momentarily Monday on wage increases for themselves.

Commissioners must set the elected officials salaries before the end of the year. The board met on New Year’s Eve. Commissioner Rachel Reabe Nystrom was absent, which came into play as commissioners were evenly divided on the question of a salary increase.


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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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