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Committee asks for referendum on nursing home

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Will St. Croix County continue to operate a nursing home or will it get out of the business?

A majority of the members of the county's Health and Human Services Committee hope the voters will be given a chance to decide the fate of the St. Croix Health Center nursing home during the April elections.


The committee voted 7-1 at a special meeting Dec. 21 to recommend to the St. Croix County Board that a non-binding referendum question be placed on the spring ballot.

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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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