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Brainerd to celebrate history week in June

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What will items in a time capsule tell people about the summer of 2014 a century from now?

This June, Brainerd is celebrating the centennial of city hall. Brainerd City Council member Mary Koep said when local historian Carl Faust first brought up the idea of a celebration, she suggested an entire week devoted to history. Koep said that hasn’t happened since 1923.


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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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