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Several barges have been moved into place to begin work on the footings and piers for the new bridge across the St. Croix River.

Bridge work starts to rev up at St. Croix Crossing

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STILLWATER, Minn. -- A giant map dominates the wall in Jon Chiglo’s office at the recently opened St. Croix Crossing headquarters in Stillwater.


The map shows the details of a huge excavation and construction project that will transform the local landscape over the next four years. After decades of planning and political challenges, this summer marks the beginning of the actual work on the approaches and new bridge between Houlton and Oak Park Heights, Minn.

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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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