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Robert Barbian, who has been with the City of New Richmond for 15 years, has left his post and is looking for a new professional opportunity. (Photo by Jeff Holmquist)

Barbian leaves city post

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After 15 years of employment with the City of New Richmond, Robert Barbian is moving on.

Most recently the city's planning and community development director, Barbian resigned June 10 in the midst of a recent departmental reorganization effort.


"With these changes, the city has accepted the resignation of Bob Barbian," said City Administrator Mike Darrow in a press release last week. "We are appreciative of Bob's years of service to the City of New Richmond."

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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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