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Detective Craig Yehlik (standing) of the New Richmond Police Department, addresses the City Council about the need to hire a 16th officer during the council’s July 21 meeting. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

NRPD to add officer

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The New Richmond City Council voted 5-1 on Monday, July 21, to authorize the New Richmond Police Department to hire a 16th officer to bring its force back up to the level it was in October 2010 when Sgt. Scott Turbeville died.

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After nearly two hours of presentations and discussion, the council voted to approve the hire, with only District 5 Alderman Ron Volker dissenting.

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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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