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Police schedule debated in Star Prairie

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A dispute over when the Star Prairie police officers should be on duty boiled over at last week's regular village board meeting.

Village Board Trustee Bruce Johnson presented a proposed schedule of hours that officers should be on duty in the coming weeks. The schedule allows for a total of 70 hours a week of coverage during any pay period. About the only week that remained open on the schedule was Ox Cart Days week in August.


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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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