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.
From the Forum News Service North Dakota/Minnesota N.D. takes pro-business sign campaign to Twin Cities FARGO -- The Greater North Dakota Chamber is taking its high-profile billboard campaign, which touts the state’s business climate, to the Twin Cities.
From the Forum News Service Minnesota Arson confirmed in fire at former Moorhead nightclub MOORHEAD, Minn. -- An investigation confirms that Monday’s fire at the former Coach’s Sports Pub in downtown Moorhead was the result of arson, Moorhead police said Tuesday.
Minnesota Teen accused in chase may be tried as an adult GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- The Itasca County Attorney’s Office said Monday it wants a 17-year-old involved in a high-speed chase last week to be tried as an adult.
After years of moving from temporary space to temporary space, the Hammond Arts Alliance has found its way back to its original home, and this time it's for keeps. "It's something that...I guess it's been sort of a dream," said Heidi Frier, HAA president. "We now have the security that it (the building) is ours, we can plan our shows, we can plan for the future."
On Sunday, July 7, at approximately 7 p.m., a Wisconsin State Trooper clocked the speed of a red Pontiac G-6 driven by a 20-year-old female from Eau Claire at 78 mph in a 55 mph zone on Highway 37 near Hemlock Rd. in the Town of Brunswick, Eau Claire Co. The trooper turned around to stop the vehicle for the speed violation and while attempting to catch up, observed the vehicle turn west on Nelson Rd. The vehicle then allegedly proceeded west on Nelson Rd.
Credit Forum News Service Minnesota Man accused of threatening to kill another in fireworks dispute CHISHOLM, Minn. -- A 61-year-old Britt man was in custody Friday after allegedly pulling a gun and threatening to kill another man in a dispute over fireworks Thursday night.