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Duana Bremer, director of social services for the Salvation Army in the St. Croix Valley (right), leads a tour of the building at 505 W. Eighth St. that most New Richmond residents still call Maple Manor. The Salvation Army hopes to move its Grace Place shelter into the facility this fall. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

Saving Grace: Civic groups aid Grace Place renovation effort

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The effort to move the St. Croix County Salvation Army Grace Place shelter into a former New Richmond nursing home building got a shot in the arm last week.

A coalition of 20 community members representing Grace Place, American Legion Post 80, the New Richmond Area Community Foundation and four area Rotary Clubs met at the building on West Eighth Street early Friday morning for a tour and project kickoff meeting.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including Patch.com in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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