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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota, center, talk with Stillwater Mayor Ken Harycki about the current condition of the lift bridge and the traffic problems the downtown experiences on a daily basis.

Stillwater bridge project gaining bipartisan support

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A small group of local residents showed up to cheer a group of politicians who toured the Stillwater, Minn., lift bridge Friday afternoon.


"Build the bridge," they chanted over and over.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann headed straight for the group when the tour was done, shaking hands and thanking them for their encouragement.

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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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