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NR Utilities awards scholarship

New Richmond Utility Finance and Accounting Manager Nancy Petersen presents Abrielle Vizenor with the New Richmond Utilities Public Power Scholarship.

Abrielle Vizenor was selected as this year's winner of the New Richmond Utilities' Public Power Scholarship.

The $1,000 Public Power Scholarship is presented to a high school senior who plans to attend a two-year technical college or a four-year university.

The scholarship program is designed to promote awareness of New Richmond's community-owned utility, increase awareness of the value of public power, and to inform customers about the benefits of their community-owned municipal utility.

"As a municipally owned utility, we believe that providing educational opportunities for promising local students is a sound investment in our community," says Nancy Petersen, utility finance and accounting manager. "We congratulate Abrielle on her accomplishments and extend our best wishes for a successful future."

Abrielle is the daughter of Bob Vizenor and Leslie Kier. She is planning to attend Winona State University.