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Nystrom takes Crow Wing County Board reins


Crow Wing County Commissioner Rachel Reabe Nystrom was elected chair Tuesday as the board met in its first session of the new year.

Nystrom, who represents District 3, was previously vice chair. Traditionally, Crow Wing County rotates the chair position. Rosemary Franzen is vice chair.

Paul Koering, First-time commissioner, was sworn in by District Judge Earl Maus. Koering’s father, Bernard, held the bible for the swearing in ceremony.

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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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