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Old middle school purchase agreement approved by NR School Board

After months of planning and discussion, the New Richmond Board of Education approved the final old middle school purchase agreement between the City of New Richmond and the school district at its Aug. 21 regular meeting.

"We would work on a final closing some time in September," said district administrator Patrick Olson. "I do want to note to the board....I was in attendance at the first public meeting for the new library, and I was very pleased. There were comments that were made, as far as excitement and what this will do for our community. I think our decision to do this for the better of our community was heard by the people and they are excited for this opportunity."

Olson was also encouraged by the fact that all of the designs at the library board public listening session adhered to the board's parameters for the space and land.

"It was exciting to not only understand the excitement of the citizens of New Richmond about this project, but also how the community plans to use this," Olson said.

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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