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Nancy Burman, right, holds her cat while Haruma Aratami, a chaperone from Japan, learns to use a "furminator" brush.

Local families host exchange students through 4-H

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As 4-H clubs zero in on local county fair efforts, some members are rapidly expanding their attention to something much larger: international hosting.

This summer, eight local families are hosting students from Japan, Korea, Argentina and Mexico through Wisconsin 4-H International Programs. Although most have already arrived, some will not land on American soil until the end of July.

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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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