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Deerwood becomes latest city to declare winter water emergency


Deerwood became the latest city to ask residents to run the water after an epidemic of freeze-ups.

“This year it has just exploded,” said Deerwood Mayor Mike Aulie.

Monday the Deerwood City Council declared the water emergency. Residents are asked to run the water in a pencil-sized stream through March and most of April. The city will average the bills for the last three months and not charge residents for the additional water.

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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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