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Record high shattered Friday in Brainerd as lakes area heats up

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Records were shattered Friday as temperatures soared to mid-summer highs four days before spring officially begins.

Brainerd reached a high of 75 degrees, eclipsing the previous record of 62 reached in 2003.


Farther south, in the Twin Cities, temperatures hovered in the 80-degree range.

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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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