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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The 2013 St. Croix Valley League All-Star Game was played in front of a large crowd at New Richmond's Citizens Field on Friday night. The South took advantage of some ragged defensive play from the North squad to earn an 11-7 victory in the game. The game drew the largest crowd to a SCVL game at Citizens Field in a number of years. "The turnout was great for a Fourth of July weekend," said New Richmond manager Ryan Stephens, who did most of the legwork to prepare for the game. "It was a fun time. I'd do it again in a heartbeat."
The Somerset Police Department held a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) on June 6. The Somerset Police Department's team road bicycles from the Somerset Police Department to the Kwik Trip in New Richmond (Kwik Trip is a Special Olympics sponsor) in order to raise money for the Special Olympics, according to Somerset Police Officer Joel Trepczyk, who helped organize the event.
For 63 years, Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Center has focused its entertainment and recreation business on winter activities. This year, however, the ski and snowboard resort near Dresser, Wis. has branched out to offer a warm-weather activity geared toward thrill seekers of all ages.
New Richmond's Drew Durham helped the West team win the 30th annual Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Classic in Oshkosh on June 28-29. The West team took the tournament title by going 2-1 in the two days of action. Durham was 1-4 at the plate in the three games, splitting time at catcher for the West team. The West squad opened the tournament with a 3-2 win over the East team. In the second day of the event, the West was defeated by the North 2-0. In the deciding game of the tournament, the West team topped the South, 4-2.
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