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Walters announces Kinship Partner challenge

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Gary Walters is nothing if not ambitious in his willingness to torture his body.

For his 12th Kinship Challenge, Walters is taking on a physical challenge that could be daunting to serious athletes. An admittedly well-nourished 48 year old, Walters might not be considered a premium athlete. But he says what he may lack in physique, he makes up for in determination.


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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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