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Crow Wing County District 5 political opponents looking at ways to work together

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With the throes of the campaign behind them, two opponents for the Crow Wing County District 5 race are finding common ground to work together.


Commissioner Doug Houge was re-elected to another four-year term Tuesday in a close race.

Houge received 52 percent of the vote and challenger Kris Hasskamp garnered 48 percent.

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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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