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Veilleux retires, hands over the reins to the school district

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Morrie Veilleux thought he was looking retirement in the face in 2005 when his wife died and he was left with two of his grandchildren — then, in the midst of controversy, he decided to apply for New Richmond’s district administrator position.

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Veilleux started his education career in 1970 when he landed a teaching position in Wrenshall, Minn., his hometown. He taught there for more than nine years before buying his grandmother’s 280-acre farm to raise feeder pigs.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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