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LITTLE FALLS — Unveiling a painting of naval history took on an emotional tone Tuesday at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.

Outside the committal hall, crews were setting headstones. People walked quietly through the rows of grave markers on one of the first warm days of this spring. Bugle strains could be heard from nearby Camp Ripley, marking the end to the day.


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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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