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Brutal blast of cold air coming

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As of 10:53 a.m. Friday, the Brainerd lakes area spent 123 hours at zero or below stretching back to Dec. 29.

During that time, using temperatures recorded at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, just one hour was above zero — but barely — at 3 degrees.

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The past five days have averaged a temperature of 14.8 below. And Friday’s warm-up was largely wiped out by a frosty wind.

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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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