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General manager of Advanced Auto parts in New Richmond, Erin Hase, does the honors during a ribbon cutting ceremony July 17 hosted by the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

Store opens on busy NR intersection


Advance Auto Parts Inc. has opened a new store on one of the busiest intersections in New Richmond.

The commercial lot at the corner of Knowles Avenue and Fourth Street has been empty for decades, but now is bustling with activity.

Advanced Auto Parts, 346 S. Knowles Ave., held a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony on July 17, with the help of the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. The store opened for business July 11.

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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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