Shared street project hits dispute as township wants to opt out


After Oak Lawn Township supervisors stated they were opting out of paying for a street project on the jurisdictional line with Brainerd, city council members were considering their options.

Pastors at Faith Baptist Church, which is in Oak Lawn Township, also wondered how they would be affected if the township does opt out. The question is who is going to pay and how that is going to be divided up, said Council President Dale Parks.

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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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