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Anyone who watches FOX Channel 9 news knows that their editors have a certain formula for every newscast. Somewhere within the hour-long program, at least one "cute" animal or animal-in-peril story is aired.


It doesn't matter where the pet or animal story comes from (the U.S. or elsewhere), the news officials obviously believe people like the soft, cuddly feel of a good animal story.

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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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