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Motion rejected in St. Croix Central arson case

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A motion to suppress evidence obtained in a search warrant in connection with the St. Croix Central Elementary School arson case was denied last Wednesday.


Justin Walter Nelson, 25, Roberts, is charged with felony arson, criminal damage and burglary in connection with an April 30 fire that caused estimated $1.5 million damage to the school and equipment.

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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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