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Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon kicks off fishing opener downtown Brainerd reception


Two years ago Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon caught more fish during the Governor’s Fishing Opener, but didn’t bring in the biggest one.

This is Prettner Solon’s fourth fishing opener and this year, she’s ready to take the bragging rights on Gull Lake.

“I love to fish,” she said at the Governor’s Fishing Opener reception kick-off in downtown Brainerd. “It gives the governor and I a little chance for a little rivalry out on the lake. I intend to beat him this year.”

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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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