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Richard remembered for positive attitude


Raymond J. Richard, the victim of Thursday’s fatal crash near Deerwood, was remembered Friday for his positive attitude as a caring employer and for his work on behalf of the business community.

Richard, 53, Merrifield, was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday when the pick-up truck he was driving collided with a semitrailer on Crow Wing County Road 12, three miles west of Deerwood. The accident was reported at 11:19 a.m. Thursday.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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