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U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy spoke at a New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce event in August.

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Sean Duffy

Party affiliation: Republican

Family: Wife, Rachel, and six children.

Age: 41

Educational background: Bachelor's degree in marketing from St. Mary's University; law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.


Professional background: Worked way through college as a professional lumberjack; and also was a reality television competitor and commentator on ESPN and MTV. He served as Ashland County district attorney from 2002-2010.

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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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