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Stuart Nelson was chosen by the citizens of New Richmond as the Citizen of the Year at a Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 event at Champs Sports Bar & Grill on Monday, Dec. 2. Nelson passed away on Nov. 7, at the age of 67. (Photo taken/submitted by Beau Petersen)

Nelson named Citizen of the Year

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The citizens of New Richmond voted, and they decided that resident Stuart Nelson, who passed away on Nov. 7, would be this year’s New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.


“We are very honored, on Stuart’s behalf, to receive the Citizen of the Year award,” said Stuart’s brother, Scott Nelson. “Stuart was an extremely good guy and did a lot for the community. The No. 1 thing Stuart loved was preserving habitat for wildlife.”

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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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