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Empty building may have buyer

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The County Market building in southern New Richmond, which has been sitting empty since Dec. 31, 2006, may finally have a new purpose.

The Administration Committee for the St. Croix County Board voted Monday to recommend that the Health and Human Services offices be moved to the former grocery store location. The purchase price for the building, if approved, would be $1.28 million. The full county board will consider the matter at its Aug. 6 meeting.

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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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