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Local man made difference in New Richmond business community

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Thomas Koop, Sr., a resident of New Richmond and an instrumental person in bringing WITC to New Richmond, passed away on Feb. 5 at the age of 91.


“He was a very knowledgeable per­son and loved to read,” said his son Thomas Koop, Jr. “He was very insight­ful, especially when it came to educa­tion. He wanted to make sure every kid used every bit of their talent to the fullest. That is why he pushed so hard to bring WITC to New Richmond.”

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Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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