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Greg Holt, of Ramsey, Minn., an operator with Midwest Asphalt Corp., steers a 30-ton "Road Reclaimer" late last week, chewing away four- to 14 inches of asphalt on the former eastbound off-ramp from I-94 to Hwy. 65. Holt said the 800-hp. machine leaves a furrow of chipped pavement in its wake, which is later scooped up by a shovel or front-end loader to be reused elsewhere. This stretch of pavement was particularly hard and thick, said Holt, noting he'd replaced about 100 of the machine's carbide-tipped ...

Roberts interchange moving toward completion

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More than a 15 months after the first dirt was moved to construct a new diamond interchange at Highway 65, motorists and truckers are enjoying the efficiencies of roundabouts, longer on- and off ramps and a four-lane bridge at the intersection with Interstate 94.

The work is but a portion of six major Wisconsin Department of Transportation projects underway in St. Croix County this summer.

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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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