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Is county ready for global flu pandemic?

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If this winter brings with it a global flu pandemic, will St. Croix County be ready?

A stakeholders meeting involving representatives from county government, law enforcement, schools, municipalities, hospitals and the Red Cross was conducted Tuesday, Aug. 29, to help answer that question. Geralyn Karl, public health preparedness planner, told the group the sobering reality that a flu outbreak could bring.


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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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