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The youth state champions are pictured. They are 15-18 Junior State Champion Kyler Chelminiak, 11-14 Jr. State Champion Steve Niemi Jr., and Jr. Co-State Champions 10-under Sam Heinecke and Reece Keeney.

Local youth winners in state fishing contest

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Anglers from New Richmond's Indianhead Junior Bassmasters put together a strong showing in the 2013 Wisconsin B.A.S.S. Nation Junior State Championships held in La Crosse June 15-16.

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The local anglers produced seven top 10 finishes in the tournament. That was led by Sam Heinecke, who tied for the championship in the 10-and-under division.

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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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