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Jeremiah Wendt, an engineer with SEH in Chippewa Falls, was selected as the new New Richmond Public Works director at a Sept. 18, council special session. He will begin work with the city later this fall. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

Wastewater engineer hired as Public Works director

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An experienced wastewater engineer will take the helm of the City of New Richmond’s Public Works Department.

At its Sept. 18 special session, the New Richmond City Council voted unanimously to hire Jeremiah Wendt to run the department. He is scheduled to begin by Nov. 4.


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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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