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Renee Richardson

Renee Richardson

Managing Editor

Renee Richardson is managing editor at the Brainerd Dispatch. She joined the Brainerd Dispatch in 1996 after earning her bachelor's degree in mass communications in journalism studies at St. Cloud State University.
She writes about business, technology, government, trends and growth. She earned an associate's degree in animal science at the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis on horses. She worked in the resort industry in northern Minnesota for years in a number of roles including reservations and office management. She earned an associate in art's degree at what is now Central Lakes College before transferring to SCSU. She reads, writes, kayaks, dabbles at painting, is a terrible tennis player, goes to movies and generally watches a lot of Marvel.
Renee Richardson can be reached at or by calling 218-855-5852.

Gretchen Rogers, North Central Medical Supply president and CEO, said the company’s 10-year lease in its current location in Brainerd ends this year and they found the perfect location to build.
We always welcome questions to Tech Savvy and appreciate this one.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center clinic and pharmacy will follow with new facility in partnership with Super One Foods.
Sheriff Dan Guida said they’ll work to rebuild damaged buildings in time for the county fair
Aitkin County Fairgrounds sustains heavy damage in what appear to be straight-line winds. Another round of potentially severe storms is in the forecast for Thursday, May 12
Jeremy Pliscott is the pharmacist in charge at Essentia Health and will be the manager at the facility. The public is invited to the open house throughout the day until 5 p.m. Friday, May 6.
There are lots of options available that can still be picked up at a local store and work for moms across the age spectrum.
Typically, Explore Minnesota unveils its marketing campaign as part of the kickoff to the travel season. This year, the campaign is called Dream State and is focused on inviting people to “revisit the magic of travel again as the world continues to recover from the pandemic."
In reimagining the 120-seat Prairie Bay space as a new restaurant, picking an Italian option seems to provide an experience the area was both missing and still seeking.
The Northland Arboretum is partnering with the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department to clean the Arboretum grounds and area parks. There is a sign-up for those who want to participate and it highlights options to be involved on Earth Day. The Earth Day clean-up event is from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 22.