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EAST GULL LAKE — Dorothy Wick stood fearlessly 20 feet above the water.

The slender diver with the white cap on her head brought her feet to the edge of the platform and gracefully took to the air. A black and white snapshot captured the moment. But it couldn’t provide a glimmer of the young woman who would become a champion of social justice and a tireless volunteer.


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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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