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City, townships air frustrations at joint meeting

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Like a growing foot in an already tight shoe, New Richmond is feeling the land squeeze.

That hemmed-in feeling is what prompted the city recently to begin enforcing its extra-territorial powers within a mile and a half of its borders.


Under the restrictions, the city no longer allows more than one house to be constructed on a minimum 35-acre lot.

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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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