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 renee.richardson@brainerddispatch.com or by calling 218-855-5852.

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Minnesota State Demographer Susan Brower presented a look at what the numbers indicate for the future in a Rosenmeier Center discussion at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Many will continue the new trend of staying closed on Thanksgiving and are offering both early deals and extending Black Friday well past Nov. 25.
Rosemary Franzen beats challenger Troy K. Scheffler.
Whether gardening indoors this winter or just as a consumer looking to eat healthy, winter can create a challenge for outdoor compost bins but technology is giving composting a boost.
The new store is opening in the former J.C. Penney building in Baxter just in time for the holidays
Options include gardens small enough to sit on a counter, that self-water and have vacation modes, covering a wide range of prices and sizes.
For people, it can just be a matter of increased productivity and less irritation to have multiple screens to keep track of everything. And the good news is that monitors are readily available and affordable again.
The National Retail Federation reported consumer behavior has shifted “with consumers preferring to spread their shopping out over the entire season.”
The permanent ice machine would be open 24 hours a day seven days a week, meaning any time of day or night, customers could get ice for coolers or by the bag on demand along with water.