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Toys give soldiers tool to win hearts of Iraqis

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Hundreds of toys will soon be in the hands of Iraqi children, thanks to a toy collection recently completed in New Richmond.

The American Legion Post 80 shipped out 39 boxes filled with Match-Box and Hot Wheels cars, along with small dolls and stuffed animals, to soldiers stationed in Iraq. The boxes were sent July 1 and 5.


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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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