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All seven of Fair Board President Gail Maier’s grandchildren were on hand at Fair Clean-Up Day to help prepare for the 2013 St. Croix County Fair. Pictured at the Emergency Services building are from left: Jocelyn Peterson, New Richmond; Mazin and Tarek Khorsed, Roberts; Ashley Kiesler, River Falls; Lylah Khorshed, Roberts; Briana and Dani Kiesler, River Falls.

St. Croix County Fair kicks off ‘family fun’ week

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With its wide variety of activities, food and performances, the 2013 St. Croix County Fair is set to embody its theme of family fun July 17-21.


Glenwood City Mayor John Larson kicked off the opening ceremony Wednesday at the fairgrounds with a welcome message, followed by the raising of the American flag by Glenwood City Boy Scouts. After 4-H ambassadors raised their organization’s flag, the St. Croix County Show Choir finished off the ceremony by singing the National Anthem.

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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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