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Snow, icy roads and now a deep freeze

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Ice-covered roads, a frosty wind and heavy snowfalls, this winter storm delivered the promised punch.

Considering storm totals across the state, the Brainerd lakes area caught more of a glancing blow. In north Brainerd, while the snow in the open street measured 3 to 4 inches, the wind-driven snow in driveways piled up to 7 and 8 inches or more depending on drifts.


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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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