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Executive Director Jim Farr, right, and St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity board president Dave Meier hold their 2012 Nonprofit of the Year award given by the River Falls Chamber of Commerce last February. Farr is resigning his position. Board members credit him with expanding the scope and effectiveness of the local Habitat affiliate, resulting in national exposure and new beneficial partnerships. The board's members are: David Babcock, Joan Bartz, Russ Blasius, Sarah Bruch, Kelly Cain, Rollie Johnso...

After productive years,Habitat for Humanitymust seek new leader

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The man who spearheaded a pair of key projects sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity has submitted his resignation.

After more than three years as Habitat for Humanity's executive director, Jim Farr, 63, of River Falls will resign effective Aug. 30.

The resignation is said to be due to "unfortunate personal and family circumstances."

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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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