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Winter storm lives up to its billing, breaks records in Brainerd

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Finally, a winter storm that really delivered.

“It will go down as the second most prolific snowstorm in April in Brainerd,” said Kevin Kraujalis, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Duluth.


The snowiest day in Brainerd in April arrived on April 11, 2008, with a 15-inch snowfall. Thursday’s snowfall measured 11 inches in Brainerd.

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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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