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The building at 505 W. 8th St. will be transformed into the new home for the Salvation Army’s Grace Place Shelter, which is currently based in Somerset. Renovation work is set to begin later this month with move-in day scheduled for September. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

Grace Place set to kick off renovation

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Exciting things are about to happen at the former nursing home at 505 W. Eighth Street in New Richmond.

A large chunk of the $200,000 needed to renovate and transform the facility into the Salvation Army’s new Grace Place shelter has been raised, and work will soon begin, according to Duana Bremer, director of Social Services for the Salvation Army in the St. Croix Valley.

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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 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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