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 St. Croix Health Center nursing home continues to run at near maximum capacity, but Administrator Jack Williams said the overall financial picture remains worrisome. Since the nursing home reduced its 72-bed facility to 50 beds last year, the county-owned operation has had occupancy numbers between 48 and 50, Williams told the St. Croix County Health and Human Services Board at its regular meeting Monday.
From the Forum News Service North Dakota Plea hearing set for NDSU linebacker FARGO – A starting linebacker with the North Dakota State University football team is set to plead guilty to resisting arrest charges later this month. The guilty plea to the misdemeanor charge would come after prosecutors dropped a more serious felony assault charge against Travis Beck, 21.
Short Dance Studio's "Blue Line" competition team competed at the Legacy National Dance Championships in Wisconsin Dells during the week of June 16. The group received top honors for their jazz, tap and ballet routines and were awarded a special "Judges Choice" award for their storytelling abilities. In addition, the dance troupe was invited back to perform in the elite "Showdown of the Legends," and received third place honors for their jazz number entitled, "Guilty." Short Dance Studio is located in New Richmond.
Credit Forum News Service Minnesota Man drowns in Temperance River on Minnesota's North Shore SCHROEDER, Minn. -- A 20-year-old man drowned Friday evening while swimming in the Temperance River in Cook County.
Due to ongoing construction in the area and a traffic incident, traffic is backed up along Interstate 94 at mile marker 65 near Eau Claire on Friday afternoon. According to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the backup could last as long as two hours. According to the State Patrol, by 4:09 p.m. the backup had been reduced to two miles.
Deputies from the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the New Richmond Police Department initiated a drug investigation at a residence located in the 800 Block of East Sixth Street in New Richmond on Wednesday, July 31. at approximately 1:15 p.m. St.
Credit Forum News Service Minnesota/North Dakota Minnesota Power adding wind turbines in N.D. DULUTH -- Minnesota Power is increasing the amount of electricity it generates using wind power. The Duluth-based utility on Thursday announced plans to build a $345 million, 200-megawatt expansion of its Bison wind project in North Dakota.
Since Friday morning, 12,000 new bugs now call Perch Lake home. A bunch of bugs may not sound like a good thing to some water lovers. But to Perch Lake lakeshore property owners and Homestead Parklands officials, an expanding population of milfoil weevils is welcome news. The hope is that more bugs will mean fewer weeds in the lake.
An Iowa tradition has become a worldwide sports phenomenon. The RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is a weeklong bicycling event that attracts athletes from all over the world. Several local cyclists were part of the field of riders who cycled from one Iowa border to the other last week.
"Ozzie! Ozzie!" Jason "Ozzie" Oswald lived for music. And music oozed from his soul. He would find it fitting that a concert being held in his memory would be a fundraiser for the New Richmond Middle School music program.