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Crow Wing County ends public health immunization program


Last year, Crow Wing County provided immunization shots for 160 children in families where insurance didn’t cover the shots.

That will end April 30. Crow Wing County commissioners voted unanimously to end its immunization program.

Gwen Anderson, health and social services division manager, said for many years the county had a robust immunization program but the number of people served — without insurance or underinsured — declined.

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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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