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After strong discussion, Crow Wing County Board officially ends fee for false alarms

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Discussion on a proposed change in Crow Wing County’s security system alarm ordinance brought out strong opinions Tuesday.

At issue was a 2007 recommendation to add a fee for law enforcement response to false alarms. The sheriff’s department made the administrative decision to stop charging for false alarms years ago.


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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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