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Driver leaves scene of midnight crash


Two speeding vehicles. A wet road. And a bit of a midnight mystery.

Minutes before midnight on a rainy Thursday night two vehicles attempted and failed to make a Washington Street curve in Brainerd. The vehicles were traveling east and just rounding the curve by the Franklin Arts Center. They came to grief just before the Kingwood Street intersection and were just feet from dropping off the edge into the hole west of the Northern Pacific 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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