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Buddy (left) and Lily (right) take the first official run at New Richmond’s newly opened dog park.

Bark in the park

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Tails were wagging the evening of July 16.

Pet lovers, dogs and interested community members gathered at the newly developed New Richmond Dog Park to take part in an official ribbon cutting ceremony that night.


Three dogs took the inaugural run through the nicely-mowed and fenced field. Pet owners took a leisurely tour of the park in the 90-degree heat. The consensus was that the city park was a keeper.

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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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