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Think summer: plans for Fourth of July include a few changes this year

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While it may seem as though winter won’t end, summer is definitely on the horizon.

Plans for the Fourth of July celebration have a few changes in store this year because of construction at the athletic field off East River Road in Brainerd.


Traditionally the field has been a place where people gather to watch the fireworks, picnic and listen to music.

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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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