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State Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby, responds to a question posed at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber-sponsored Politics and a Pint forum held Tuesday, June 17 at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. Radinovich was joined by fellow state legislators Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Cass County, left; Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, second from right; and Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, far right. Chamber CEO Matt Kilian, center, moderated the forum. Photo by Chelsey Perkins

Area legislators agree on local successes

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Area legislators received praise from business leaders for bipartisanship on local successes during the legislative session at a Brainerd Lakes Chamber-sponsored forum Tuesday June 17, in Brainerd, but remained split on key statewide issues.

 

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Chelsey Perkins
Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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