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Brainerd firefighters launch an inflatable banana rescue boat to reach three you

3 rescued from floating ice in Mississippi River

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Three young men who thought they were taking a walk along the banks of the Mississippi River found themselves trapped on a floating ice chunk late Wednesday afternoon.

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Brainerd firefighters scaled a steep river bank off Bluff Street in north Brainerd to reach them, sending out an inflatable banana boat to the men on the ice float.

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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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