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Wellness fitness trail gets Brainerd council support


Paved trails and 12 fitness stations could give those seeking to improve their health another option in the heart of Brainerd and Baxter.

Monday, the Brainerd City Council supported a grant application to the Department of Natural Resources for a local trail connections program. The application is to construct two miles of paved trails along with the fitness stations next to the Paul Bunyan State Trail.

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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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