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Ceiling falls; concerns rise

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A small section of ceiling in the basement of the New Richmond Civic Center collapsed recently.

While the damage appeared minor, the incident could lead to a major headache for city officials.


Turns out the ceiling tiles and plaster in the conference room adjacent to the kitchen contains asbestos.

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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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