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Waiting for a kidney


When Brainerd’s police chief arrived at the front door unexpectedly, the teenager on the other side started to wonder about the long arm of the law.

After all, he might have exceeded the speed limit on the Pine Beach Road. But that was months ago.

Instead Chief Corky McQuiston had an invitation. And that was just the beginning of the surprises in store for Wyatt Newby on a recent Sunday.


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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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