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Dozens of American white pelicans stopped in New Richmond for a few days while migrating likely to nest sites in Minnesota and southern Canada. (Photo submitted by Del Dorr)

Pelicans pause in New Richmond

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Del Dorr has lived near the Willow River widespread in New Richmond for more than 20 years, and he had never seen anything quite like this.


A few dozen massive American white pelicans flew into the river’s waters on the afternoon of Friday, April 18, and stayed through Easter weekend before leaving the area on Wednesday, April 23.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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