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Early morning winds, rain cause damage around New Richmond

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Heavy rains and high winds blew through the New Richmond area on Friday morning, June 21.

The most significant report of damage came from New Richmond High School, where relatively new bleachers at the varsity baseball field were picked up by the high winds and driven into the chainlink backstop. Crews from LaVenture Crane were called in to pick up the bleachers and deal with the damage.

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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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