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 North Dakota Petition filed seeking recall of Spirit Lake chairman FORT TOTTEN, N.D. -- Opponents of Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman Roger Yankton Sr. filed petitions Monday seeking to recall him as chairman.
Minnesota Prosecutor says hit-and-run death may have been intentional CLOQUET, Minn. -- A former Duluth man was charged Friday in the Wednesday hit-and-run death of an Interstate 35 rest area janitor, and the prosecutor says there are indications it may have been intentional.
Heavy rains and high winds blew through the New Richmond area on Friday morning, June 21. The most significant report of damage came from New Richmond High School, where relatively new bleachers at the varsity baseball field were picked up by the high winds and driven into the chainlink backstop.
Food safety officials at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection are advising consumers to avoid consuming Crystal Ball Farms brand 2% Reduced Fat Milk sold in one-half gallon and quart size glass bottles with a sell-by date of 6/24/2013. No illnesses have been linked to this product, but a routine inspection by staff revealed that records could not verify tha
The 2013 PRCA Rodeo galloped into St. Croix County last weekend, with good crowds attending the shows Friday and Saturday nights. Not only was there bronc and bull riding, but entertaining performances galore during the program. Some local youngsters also got in the action as they participated in the Muttin' Bustin' competition (riding on the back of a sheep). Money raised by the event goes to help support ongoing improvement projects on the St. Croix County Fairgrounds in Glenwood City.
Discussion about a skatepark in New Richmond can be traced back to at least 2005, when the YMCA announced plans to install a facility for skateboarders and inline skaters. Since then, various skatepark backers and enthusiastic kids have developed plans and raised money for a new local facility, catering to the extreme sports crowd. Nothing has ever materialized.
From the Forum News Service Minnesota I-35 rest stop janitor run over, killed on the job CLOQUET, Minn. -- Greg Blackburn was just doing one of his jobs Wednesday evening -- as janitor at the Mahtowa rest stop along Interstate 35 in Carlton County -- when he was run over by the driver of a pickup truck.
A 59-year-old Baldwin man has died as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash at 7:54 p.m. Tuesday, July 18. The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department responded to a single motorcycle crash on County Road G, about a tenth of a mile east of 250th Street in the Town of Emerald. A 2013 Harley Davidson, driven by Robert F. Cripe, Baldwin, was westbound on County Road G when a deer entered the roadway. Cripe's motorcycle struck the deer and Cripe was ejected from the motorcycle. He was the only occupant of the motorcycle.
A giant map dominates the wall in Jon Chiglo’s office at the recently opened St. Croix Crossing headquarters in Stillwater, Minn. The map shows the details of a huge excavation and construction project that will transform the local landscape over the next four years. After decades of planning and political challenges, this summer marks the beginning of the actual work on the approaches and new bridge between Houlton and Oak Park Heights, Minn.
Monday, June 17, was another day when Mother Nature was not kind to the farmer. A narrow-pathed storm moved through the northern side of St. Croix County creating substantial damage to the corn and alfalfa crops in its path. The storm's path began around County Roads T and H and extended south for approximately three miles, and was only approximately two miles wide.