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EDITORIAL: Find a home for new skatepark

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Discussion about a skatepark in New Richmond can be traced back to at least 2005, when the YMCA announced plans to install a facility for skateboarders and inline skaters.

Since then, various skatepark backers and enthusiastic kids have developed plans and raised money for a new local facility, catering to the extreme sports crowd. Nothing has ever materialized.

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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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