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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From the Forum News Service Minnesota Huber gets 25.5 years in murder case WILLMAR, Minn. -- Timothy Huber was sentenced Friday to 25.5 years in prison on a second-degree murder charge for his role in killing Timothy Larson in October 2011.
Motorists will experience new traffic impacts along Highway 36, Highway 95 and local roads during the week of July 15 as a result of St. Croix Crossing construction. Access to businesses along Highway 36 and Highway 95 will remain open at all times. Boaters on the St.
On the afternoon of June 16, a group of NRHS Spanish students said "adios" to New Richmond and began a seven-and-a-half-hour journey to Guatemala. Led by Spanish teachers Michele Haasch and Heidi Stephens, the 18-person group boarded two planes and a bus before setting foot on the cobblestone streets of Antigua, a small town about an hour from Guatemala City. This is the second time in four years that Stephens and Haasch have led the trip, and Haasch said it becomes more and more beneficial as the United States gains racial and linguistic diversity.
From the Forum News Service Minnesota Bus driver pleads guilty after boy left on locked bus CARLTON, Minn. -- A former school bus driver accused of leaving a 3-year-old on a locked bus has pleaded guilty to child endangerment.
Trained listeners are inviting New Richmond area residents to walk together into the community’s future. The FutureWalk program, which has been in the planning stages for more than a year, is kicking off in New Richmond and the surrounding area. According to Bill Buell, one of the FutureWalk boosters, the goal is to talk with at least 1,500 local residents to gather their stories and impressions about what makes this community special. “We get four or five people around a table, along with a table leader who has been trained in hosting,” Buell explained.
Construction activity around New Richmond is likely to pick up in the coming months. At Monday’s regular New Richmond City Council meeting, a variety of commercial projects were discussed and steps toward approval were taken. The site plan and stormwater review were approved for a new building in the Business and Technical Park.
While Pilot Flying J corporate workers are under FBI investigation, it is business as usual at Roberts's Pilot Flying J gas station/truck stop, according to Christian Hiort, Pilot Flying J shift leader. "As far as I know, it's really having no affect at all on the individual stores," Hiort said. "They just said... keep doing as if everything was the same, because it pretty much is for us."
One of the staples of the New Richmond Fun Fest festivities is all the sports events that occur during weekend. This year's Fun Fest will be no different. Beginning on Friday, there are sports activities that will run the entire weekend. Here is a rundown on this year's sports offerings. Softball The annual New Richmond Fun Fest softball tournament will have 41 teams competing in three divisions. The divisions are Class C/D Division (Upper), Class E Division (Middle) and a Recreation Division (Lower).
Campers at River's Edge campground were happy when one potentially explosive incident turned out to be a dud this Fourth of July afternoon. Officers from the Somerset Police Department and the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office were called to the campground to remove Anthony Bruce Bartz, age 27 of West St. Paul, Minn. and to give him a courtesy ride back to Minnesota. A routine weapons check of his belongings revealed a hand grenade in Bartz's backpack, according to Jeff Klatt, St. Croix County Sheriff's Department field services captain.
Wisconsin's Seventh Congressional District is the largest, geographically, in the state, which is just one of the reasons Congressman Sean Duffy opened a Hudson office. After walking in the annual Booster Days Parade, Duffy, who was first elected in 2010 and reelected in 2012, was on hand to answer questions on a wide range of subjects from the immigration reform bill to appointments to military academies.