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In brief: Phone scam, new county map, eFile now available, new railroad crossing signs

Phone scam targets NR residents

CITY OF NEW RICHMOND — The New Richmond Police Department is alerting city residents of a possible phone scam that has been reported to the police department.

Phone calls are being received from Keller, Texas, from a phone number of 817-898-7359. The caller is a male with a foreign accent representing that[a] he’s calling on behalf of a law firm stating that you are being sued for a civil debt or criminal violation and demanding payment.

This caller may even know where you work and will place calls to your place of employment. The caller asks for personal information and may even provide you with the last four digits of your social security number and will try to get you to verify that those are the last four numbers of your social security number. The caller will also ask for other personal information.

The police department would like to remind everyone not to provide your personal identification to any[b] over the phone. Try to get as much information from the caller as possible and then report the call to the police department. Do not send any money to this individual.

If you are not sure if the call is a scam, please call the police department and talk with an officer prior to agreeing with what the caller is asking for.

County updates ‘Gateway’ map

ST. CROIX COUNTY — Are you looking to relocate? Do you and your friends and family know ALL of what St. Croix County has to offer? Whether you’re looking for a day-trip, extended visit, or exploring where you already live - check out the updated “Gateway to Western Wisconsin” map created by our St. Croix County Community Development Department. This map can be found around the county and throughout our local Chamber of Commerces, the local DNR and US Fish & Wildlife service departments, the Hudson Government Center, and the Parks Division located in Baldwin. All printed maps have Quick Response (QR) codes to utilize your Smartphone for specific details available at your fingertips. You can also access the internet-based interactive map “Gateway Map” within the Quick Links on the county’s main website at

The new map is designed to serve as a tourism tool by:

— Highlighting St. Croix County’s existing public recreational options

— Educating and providing resources for outdoor enthusiasts or experimenters about public hunting and fishing grounds, campgrounds, lakes and rivers.

— Providing an accurate road map while highlighting historical attractions, scenery and key points of interest.

We hope you enjoy the new map and all its features - now GO EXPLORE St. Croix County and all its treasures and natural resources!

Information is also available by contacting the Community Development Department at: 715-386-4680, or email at:

County courts now have eFile capability

ST. CROIX COUNTY — Lori Meyer, St. Croix County Clerk of Court, announces that effective immediately, eFiling is now available to file family, small claim and civil cases in St. Croix County.

The e-Filing option is encouraged to be accessed by all court users including attorneys and individuals not represented by an attorney. Four advantages to eFile are:

— Access to court system and documents 24 hours a day

— Time and cost savings (no time away from work and postage savings)

— Low cost to participate ($5 per case)

— Filers simply access to register online to file cases (no special software is needed for filers)

For more information and to view an online demonstration, go to and click on eFile/eCourts, and then click on circuit court eFiling to get started.

Warren to install railroad crossing signs

TOWN OF WARREN — The Warren Town Board voted to install stop signs at the 140th Street railroad crossing at its Feb. 17 regular meeting.

The stop signs will be installed after the board verifies WisDOT qualifications. The railroad crossing is located just north of Highway TT.

Compiled by News staff

Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley worked at RiverTown Multimedia from July 2013 to June 2015 as editor at the New Richmond News. 
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