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Family Care program undergoing uncomfortable shift in region

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An ominous deadline for several St. Croix County residents quietly came and went Friday.

The guardians for 21 mentally disabled adults in western Wisconsin were served notice in early April that their loved ones would have 30 days to find a new place to live.


Those vulnerable adults live in small, residential group homes that help care for their needs and offer limited independent living in a community setting.

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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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