Weather Forecast


Flood warnings issued for region


With more heavy rain likely on already saturated grounds, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flash flood watch through Monday morning.

The flash flood watch area includes Crow Wing and Aitkin counties and specifically the cities of Brainerd and Aitkin.

Once the clouds parted Sunday, temperatures climbed to the mid-80s by late afternoon. With humidity at 61 percent creating a sticky warm afternoon, the heat index quickly climbed to 90.

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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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