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Darla Meyers of Hudson protested outside New Richmond High School prior to Wednesday's appearance by U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold. Photo by Jeff Holmquist

Feingold stops in county to listen to constituents


U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold knew what he was in for as he walked toward New Richmond High School last Wednesday.

Feingold had scheduled his St. Croix County listening session in the school's auditorium the morning of Aug. 26 and a large crowd had assembled.

Like at several previous gatherings in other parts of the state, Feingold realized the majority of the people in the crowd were there to talk about health care reform.

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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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