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Is new St. Croix Health Center leader 'Hatchet man' or savior?

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New St. Croix Health Center nursing home administrator Jack Williams wanted to make one thing perfectly clear when meeting with the county's Health and Human Services Board Monday.


His primary job is to keep the long-time facility operating, not close it.

He told the board that the rumor spreading throughout the county is that he was hired as a "hatchet man."

"Nothing could be further from the truth," he said.

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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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