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Among the legislators at the bridge approval celebration Friday in Stillwater were, from left, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, Wisconsin 30th Assembly Rep. Dean Knudson, Wisconsin 28th Assembly Rep. Erik Severson, Wisconsin 10th District Sen. Sheila Harsdorf and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Photo by Jeff Holmquist

Wisconsin and Minnesota governors celebrate bridge

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The weather matched the mood, as Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker met in Stillwater, Minn., for a joint press conference Friday afternoon.

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The two governors were along the banks of the St. Croix River to conduct their own celebration in the wake of recent congressional approval of a bill that will help pave the way for an eventual new bridge connecting the two states.

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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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