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Libraries ask Crow Wing County support to regain funding

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During budget talks late last year, the board weighed library needs against a funding request for seniors citizens.


In 2012, county board members — after sometimes heated budget discussions — voted to take $20,000 from the Kitchigami Regional Library System (KRLS) to fund The Center, formerly the Brainerd Lakes Area Senior Activity Center.

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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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