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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Wisconsin's Department of Tourism has penned a press release with some interesting information included. Titled "10 things we bet you didn't know about Wisconsin," the article did include some stuff that the state's residents would know, but there were a few things that might be considered new discoveries.
High school football practices get started next Tuesday and the New Richmond High School team isn't going to waste a second taking the field. The Tigers will hold their first practice at midnight next Tuesday. It kicks off a new era for the program, with Keith Badger taking over as Tiger head coach. "We're going to start as early as possible," Badger said. "It's exciting to come out and practice under the lights."
Micheal Foley, who grew up in New Richmond, will take over as editor of the New Richmond News later this summer after current editor Jeff Holmquist moves to Colorado Springs, Colo. Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July, and he has been writing stories for the River Falls Journal, the New Richmond News and the Business Review magazine. Over the next month he will work alongside Holmquist to ensure a smooth transition.
Village of Hammond Deputy Clerk Angie Blodgett kept minutes of Monday night's village board meeting while trustees discussed her job performance in both open and closed session before voting to award her a one-time bonus of $2,500. "It was kind of uncomfortable," Blodgett said Tuesday morning.
More than a 15 months after the first dirt was moved to construct a new diamond interchange at Highway 65, motorists and truckers are enjoying the efficiencies of roundabouts, longer on- and off ramps and a four-lane bridge at the intersection with Interstate 94. The work is but a portion of six major Wisconsin Department of Transportation projects underway in St. Croix County this summer.
Mark McGowan, Shaun Johnson, Greg Bannwarth and Jared Dove were four of more than 12,000 men and women who took part in the 2013 Tough Mudder Minnesota held on the grounds of the Somerset Amphitheater July 20-21. The majority of the participants compete as part of a team ranging in number from four to six up to as many as 20 or 30 individuals. What made McGowan, Johnson, Bannwarth and Dove's team unique was their sound.
With their hopes of returning to the state playoffs at stake, the New Richmond Millers put together a gem of an effort in overwhelming the Hudson River Rats on Saturday night, 10-0. The win gives the Millers a final record of 8-7 in the St. Croix Valley League. They won't find out for sure until late Tuesday night whether they've qualified for the Wisconsin Baseball Association playoffs.
The final word on a proposed 41-turbine wind farm may be close at hand. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin will conduct hearings about the project on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 14-15, in Madison. The PSC has already conducted hearings on the matter and rejected the proposal, due to concerns that the turbines may not meet state-established nighttime noise standards. The agency has since agreed to reconsider the matter, with developers expected to argue that noise levels can be managed by limiting the turbine operation in high wind situations.
Credit Forum News Service North Dakota Prison guard home after being hospitalized in inmate attack JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- The Jamestown prison guard who was hospitalized after being attacked by an inmate Sunday is now home, and the inmate accused in the attack has been transferred to a higher security prison.
A 66-year-old River Falls man died in a two-car accident at the intersection of County Road G and County Road T near New Richmond Wednesday morning. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene in Erin Prairie Township at 6:25 a.m. July 31. According to a press release from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office, William R.