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ST. MATHIAS — Neighbors spoke of a man who was growing increasingly fearful, nervous and agitated recently, but said they never expected a shooting.


The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department did not release the name of the suspect who was shot and killed after 5 p.m. Wednesday after he reportedly fired on deputies. A veteran deputy was shot in the arm.

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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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