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There was an estimated eight block difference between the $300,000 plan and a se

Brainerd council approves application for Safe Routes to School

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Brainerd council members voted 5-1 Monday to approve what has for some become a polarizing sidewalk issue.

At issue is a proposed plan to build sidewalks by Garfield Elementary with a Safe Routes to School grant application for $300,000 to expand sidewalks out a block from the school.


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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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