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Brainerd sets record high temp - again


Brainerd breaks record high that stood for 54 years

A record high temp that stood for 54 years in Brainerd fell by the wayside Tuesday as Brainerd recorded a new high for this warm winter.

A warm sun in a clear blue sky beat down on snowless ground Tuesday as the thermometer soared to 52 degrees after 3 p.m. It was a decisive besting of the previous record of 47 degrees — set in 1958.

But change is coming.

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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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