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Board endorses nursing home downsizing

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Tempers flared as a special meeting of the St. Croix County Health and Human Services Board was called to order April 4.

But by the end of the 90-minute gathering, however, things had calmed considerably.


The meeting was called by Chairperson Esther Wentz, who was concerned about action taken earlier by county officials to begin downsizing the St. Croix County Health Center nursing home operation.

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Jeff Holmquist
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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