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Retooling Excelsior road


BAXTER — In the not too distant future, one of the most steadily traveled streets seamlessly linking Brainerd and Baxter will change.

Just how the newly envisioned Excelsior Road will look and how much it all may cost may still change. The Baxter City Council recently talked not only about the need to upgrade the deteriorating roadbed, but about demands from additional senior housing nearby, bicycle and pedestrian travel, street lights and, yes, another roundabout.

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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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