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Opinions vary on health of state

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Governor Jim Doyle's Jan. 12 State of the State address was a big deal among politicians in Madison. It was not such a big deal in New Richmond or St. Croix County.


"I'm wondering how many people from this area actually saw it," said David Schnitzler, mayor of New Richmond. "I didn't watch it all myself."

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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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