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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Crow Wing County Board members were in an unusual position Tuesday as they were asked to resolve a dispute between Brainerd and Oak Lawn Township. The county set an Aug. 26 hearing. The dispute centers around a shared street and what the equitable cost split should be between the city and township. At issue is about 500 feet of 28th Street with township jurisdiction on one side and the city of Brainerd on the other.
Baxter is considering establishing a tax-increment financing (TIF) district for redevelopment in the Isle and Falcon drives area. Specifically the district would be used to assist in covering the cost of public improvements to Isle Drive and access for the development of an 18,000-square-foot office building. The redevelopment TIF district would be in effect for 25 years and total costs are expected to be $1.8 million. The office development is expected to begin this year with an estimated market value once it is completed of $2,072,000. A public hearing is set at 7 p.m.
Crow Wing County's contract with the state department of corrections was increased by $350,000 for the remainder of the fiscal year. The new contract, replacing one set to expire with June, increases the maximum funding from the state to $1,102,550. Tuesday, Tim Houle, county administrator, highlighted legislative items from the 2014 session from a Minnesota Inter-County Association (MICA) report. Houle also noted the 2014 appropriation of $11 million from the state department of corrections (DOC) to rent jail space from counties was set up to meet an unexpected spike in the state prison po
Jacqueline Pine Savage didn’t start out to be a book author. Instead her musings grew essay by essay, column by column. And in the beginning, even readers didn’t know who...
Recent renovations to the Ace Hardware exterior — moving the entrance and re-designing the interior — is helping people rediscover the Brainerd mainstay. Ace Hardware has been part of the...
The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport is offering a free event with aircraft firefighting equipment and on-site food. The event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 at the Department...
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Koering is running for county auditor-treasurer. Koering has two years left on his commissioner’s term. He said he decided to run after incumbent Laureen Borden...
BAXTER — Residents were asked for their input on a multi-million dollar planned extension of Isle Drive in south Baxter that could be completed in 2015. Mayor Darrel Olson said...
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber is making the leap to the other side of the Mississippi River this August.
Flood waters have fallen across the state with no rivers listed in flood stage as of Friday. The only river in the region near flood stage was the Mississippi River at Aitkin. But if the river’s levels continue to fall as predicted, Aitkin will be dropped below “near flood” levels this weekend. Friday, the river at Aitkin was measured at 11.1 feet with the “near flood” stage initiated at 11 feet and minor flooding at 12 feet. Just two other areas were listed in the near flood stage in Minnesota, the St. Croix River at Stillwater and the Crow River at Delano.