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Pay raises approved for elected officials


Crow Wing County commissioners agreed to continue without a pay raise but voted Tuesday, Dec. 31, to give a 1 percent raise to other elected officials.

Wages for commissioners haven’t changed since 2008.

Commissioners set compensation and benefits for elected and non-contract staff, such as appointed department heads.


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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