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Lakes area residents share wishes for the new year


A new year presents a fresh start, an opportunity to tie change into an event to give it a jump start or a chance to assess where you’ve been and where you want to go.

Statistic Brain reports 45 percent of Americans usually make new year’s resolutions while 38 percent “absolutely never” make them. The percentage of people who are successful in achieving those resolutions? Eight percent.

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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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