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New Richmond man aids Iraqi political party development

Steve Edwards spent his summer vacation teaching Iraqis a new language -- the language of democracy.


Edwards was in the war-torn country June 10-23 as part of the International Republican Institute's effort to create a stronger democratic society in the former dictatorship.

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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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