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District approves 'last resort' in meeting needs


New Richmond School District officials thought more about their current and pending space crunch and decided to do something about it.

As a short-term fix to a severe lack of classroom space in the elementary grade levels, the School Board voted 5-2 to lease six portable classrooms for two years.

The portables would be attached to East Elementary at a cost of about $286,000 over two years.

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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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