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Crow Wing County plans to cut 1,425 acres of timber


Crow Wing County approved a plan to cut 1,425 acres of timber this year.

Plans are to cut 400 acres of Aspen, 95 acres of birch, 500 acres of oak, 140 acres of northern hardwoods, 10 acres of jack pine, 200 acres of red pine, 30 acres of ash and other species and 50 acres of tamarack and black spruce.

Kirk Titus, land services supervisor in public land management, said cutting 400 acres of aspen each year for the next decade or more should deplete the mature aspen trees.

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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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