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New Richmond City Administrator Mike Darrow (left) and Mayor Fred Horne have begun a morning ritual in the downtown. Each Thursday, they meet at Jet's Bistro for coffee and then pick up trash. Anyone is welcome to join them in their quest.

New Richmond officials rally to pick up litter

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Call them the Java & Trash Squad.

New Richmond Mayor Fred Horne and City Administrator Mike Darrow gathered at 6:45 a.m. Thursday at Jet's Coffee Bistro downtown to begin a new weekly effort in the city.

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The city officials begin with a cup of coffee and a breakfast snack, then they gather up trash bags and gloves and head to the sidewalks and streets. They spend about a half an hour picking up garbage, cigarette butts and more.

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