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If local middle school students thought the recent string of bomb scares was funny, they learned last week it's a much more serious matter than they realized.

The New Richmond School Board voted to suspend two sixth grade girls for working together on the school's second bomb scare note.

The pair will not be allowed back into the district until after their eighth grade year, according to Superintendent Craig Hitchens.


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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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