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The Somerset Library is celebrating its 20th year in its current building, which was built in 1993. Pictured at the ribbon cutting for the library building are (from left) Librarian Liliann Bryse, Library Director Norma Scott, library board members Rita Lawson, Joanna Falkofske, Library Board President Kay Walsh, board members Rose Peterson and Nancy Vanasse. (Submitted photo)

Library building turns 20

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When the Somerset Public Library's current building was first built Bill Clinton was president, VHS tapes were popular and the iPhone was unheard of.

The building was built in 1993 on the site of the Village of Somerset's maintenance garage. That summer, the garage was demolished and the construction of the library began. It was completed and opened in October 1993.

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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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