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Brainerd council members were faced Tuesday with residents who said a planned sidewalk project was a waste of money negatively affecting their property while others said the city was not taking advantage of a grant would leave the city behind, again.

At the city’s safety and public works committee meeting before the full council session, residents from northeast Brainerd spoke of being blind sided by the proposal they said would constitute a loss of trees, property and privacy.

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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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