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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — For years, I’ve cheered Andy Roddick during his tennis matches.

Last week, for the first time, he actually heard me.


“The crowd was great for me today,” Roddick said after winning a difficult three-set match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. “They really pushed me. I really appreciate the help.”

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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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