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Norwegian Home Guard to be part of historic summer exhange with Camp Ripley


BAXTER — For the first time in 41 years of military exchanges between Camp Ripley and the Norwegian Home Guard, the Norwegians will arrive in June.

The exchange has historically been done in February.

For the summer exercise, Camp Ripley soldiers will be going to Camp Porsangmoen, Norway, close to the Russian border.

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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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