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It didn't matter that it was one of the coldest days of the winter. Jean Bloom of rural Somerset had to get to work, and the only mode of transportation available to her was walking shoes.


Bloom set out on her two-mile hike to Somerset, hoping a kind motorist might pick her up along the way.

"I was desperate to get to my job, but I'm not able to drive," she said. "What can you do? There have been many nights where I've cried over this."

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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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