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The 2012 Citizen of the Year was announced Monday night, with Vernon Conrad picking up the honor. Pictured (left to right) Conrad accepts the honor from New Richmond News advertising representative Lisa Woletz, New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Board member Paula Kolbeck and Chamber President Angela Olson.

New Richmond's biggest booster nabs honor

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When the winner of the 2012 Citizen of the Year award was announced, a loud cheer erupted in the upstairs banquet room of Brady's Brewhouse in downtown New Richmond.


Vernon Conrad was the recipient of this year's honor. In previous years, the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce and the New Richmond News selected and honored two separate Citizens of the Year. This year the two organizations combined their efforts to choose one honoree.

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