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Referendum question takes shape

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A referendum for the New Richmond School District is starting to take shape. At its meeting last Wednesady, the board directed district administrators to develop the wording for a $54 million referendum question. Under the plan, voters would decide the fate of the new and remodeled facilities in an April 5 election.


School board members voted 6-1 in favor of proceeding with the referendum. Bill Brennan voted against support of a referendum at this time.

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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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