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Drug forum rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 26

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The New Richmond Police Department, the New Richmond School District and the New Richmond Area Community Foundation are sponsoring a public forum in an effort to address the issue of illegal drugs and prescription drug abuse.
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The event, which was originally scheduled for Feb. 20, has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the New Richmond High School auditorium. Speakers include the following:

— Karen Hale, mother of girl who died from heroin overdose

— Phil Drewiske, recovering heroin addict who lost a friend

— Jodi Skoog, Roger Drewiske and Greg Berg, family members affected by addiction

— A Westfields Hospital ER doctor

— New Richmond High School Principal Tom Wissink

— St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Edward Vlack

— NRPD Detective Veronica Koehler

— St. Croix County Investigator James Mikla

— St. Croix County AODA Counselor Sara Sedahl

— Hazelden Clinical Supervisor Scott Hesseltine

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including Patch.com in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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