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Trusty takes stock


Outgoing Commissioner Phil Trusty said he’ll miss the constructive criticism in meetings as people gathered to solve a problem.

“I consider it a blessing that I got the opportunity to serve,” Trusty said New Year’s Eve after his last board meeting of his term.

Trusty, elected to his first county board term four years ago, said he became a commissioner at probably the worst time anyone could, as the economy went into its downward spiral.

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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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