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Four Special Olympics athletes visited the Somerset Police Department's Special Olympics Team before the team set off on the 2013 Somerset Police Department Law Enforcement Torch Run, an event held to raise awareness and fund to support Special Olympics in the area. Pictured (from left) are Sgt Tom Sirovatka, Chris Lamp, Joel Trepczyk, Chief Doug Briggs, Katie Chevrier, the four Special Olympics athletes, Josh Emerson and Josh Hecht. (Submitted photo)

LETR raises $1035 for area Special Olympics

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The Somerset Police Department held a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) on June 6. The Somerset Police Department's team road bicycles from the Somerset Police Department to the Kwik Trip in New Richmond (Kwik Trip is a Special Olympics sponsor) in order to raise money for the Special Olympics, according to Somerset Police Officer Joel Trepczyk, who helped organize the event.


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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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