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The Wisconsin Department of Administration has released its Jan. 1, 2013 population estimates for towns, villages, cities and counties.


The figures were good news for New Richmond, which saw a nice bump of 138 residents over the past 12 months.

The community's new official population stands at 8,533 and is the first time New Richmond has passed the 8,500 plateau. New Richmond hit the 8,000 mark in the fall of 2009, and the 7,000 mark in 2004.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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