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Police, district take another step to stop threats


Security cameras are being installed at the New Richmond Middle School in an effort to end a recent rash of bomb scares.

The New Richmond School Board and district administrators talked until the wee hours of the morning about the recent bomb threat issue Thursday night into Friday.

Police report that 10 students have been detained and identified as bomb threat authors, according to Chief Mark Samelstad.

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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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