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Agate and Mineral Show comes to Brainerd

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Rock hounds from the Brainerd area used to have to put on 30 miles before they could browse great collections of agates, strange looking mineral specimens, fossils and gemstones.


Not so this year.

The annual Cuyuna Rock, Gem and Mineral Society’s 11th annual Agate and Mineral Show moved from Aitkin to Brainerd.

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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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