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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A dispute over when the Star Prairie police officers should be on duty boiled over at last week's regular village board meeting. Village Board Trustee Bruce Johnson presented a proposed schedule of hours that officers should be on duty in the coming weeks. The schedule allows for a total of 70 hours a week of coverage during any pay period. About the only week that remained open on the schedule was Ox Cart Days week in August.
The St. Croix Central High School varsity cheer and stunt squad was pleasantly surprised when they heard they had secured a bid for cheerleading nationals at an awards ceremony at the conclusion of cheer camp Wednesday, July 10. "One of our seniors was sitting next to me," said assistant cheerleading coach Marion Standaert, "and I had to kind of push her to go get it. It took them a second before they were all excited and ran out to get the certificate."
New Richmond boys going into fifth and sixth grade, get ready to play football. The New Richmond Area Youth Sports Association has scheduled registration dates for fifth and sixth grade football. The dates are: Thursday, July 25: 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, July 27: 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 30: 5:30-8 p.m. The registrations will be held at the middle school near the football field. This is a full-contact tackle football program. Participants will wear full pads and will be coached on the fundamentals of tackle football, through practices and games.
With its wide variety of activities, food and performances, the 2013 St. Croix County Fair is set to embody its theme of family fun July 17-21. Glenwood City Mayor John Larson kicked off the opening ceremony Wednesday at the fairgrounds with a welcome message, followed by the raising of the American flag by Glenwood City Boy Scouts. After 4-H ambassadors raised their organization’s flag, the St. Croix County Show Choir finished off the ceremony by singing the National Anthem. Having been a part of St.
It's on to Plan B for a proposed skatepark in the City of New Richmond. Joe Kerlin, the city's parks, recreation and forestry director, originally proposed using land just south of Cyclone Park for the new skatepark; however, after investigating the site, skatepark supporters learned that the land fell in a road right-of-way and would not be allowed to house the skatepark. Plan B is an area just north of the Starr Elementary Ice Rink, near the northern ball field, District Administrator Jeff Moberg told the New Richmond Board of Education at Monday's regular meeting.
From the Forum News Service North Dakota Dalrymple asks USDA for crop damage assessment BISMARCK -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to complete a statewide assessment of crop damage and production losses.
At 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, the Baldwin Fire Department was dispatched to a structural fire at the Coachman Supper Club. According to the St. Croix County Dispatch, eight other departments were called for assistance.
This year's Fun Fest was the first Lisa Woletz has planned and she said it's only going to get bigger and better from here. Woletz, who recently took over as director of the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce, said perfect weather and great crowds made this year's Fun Fest an outstanding event. The festival, which was held July 11-14, drew average crowds, Woletz said.
From the Forum News Service Minnesota Crosswinds school given one-year reprieve WOODBURY, Minn. -- A Woodbury school thought to be all but mothballed in June was revived for at least another school year. East Metro Integration District School Board members last week approved a measure that will keep Crosswinds Arts and Science School open for the 2013-14 school year under the management of the Perpich Center.
Credit: Forum News Service North Dakota Woman pleads guilty in death of Spirit Lake girl FARGO -- Hope Tomahawk Whiteshield pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court here Monday to felony child abuse and witness tampering in the death last month of her step-granddaughter, Laurynn Whiteshield, 2, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.