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Baxter approves additional spending for Berrywood and Whipple park improvements


BAXTER — Improvements for Berrywood and Whipple Beach are expected to be completed by early August.

Spending for a Berrywood Park picnic pavilion and Whipple Beach open-air picnic pavilion with kitchen gained Baxter City Council approval Tuesday.

The original plan for the 40-foot-by-40-foot pavilion at Whipple Beach included a budget of $165,000. The council already whittled away at design elements such as a cupola to reduce costs.

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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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