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A deer in the Croes' alfalfa field should have been invisible, but Monday's hail storm knocked the crop down. Corn crops were also heavily damaged.

Hail, wind cause damage

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Monday, June 17, was another day when Mother Nature was not kind to the farmer.

A narrow-pathed storm moved through the northern side of St. Croix County creating substantial damage to the corn and alfalfa crops in its path. The storm's path began around County Roads T and H and extended south for approximately three miles, and was only approximately two miles wide.

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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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