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Authorities respond to 2-car crash in town of Troy

A crash victim is wheeled to a River Falls ambulance Friday afternoon after a two-car crash in the town of Troy. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
A New Richmond man was hospitalized and a Hudson teenager was checked for injuries after their cars collided Friday afternoon in the town of Troy.
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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NR Chamber opens Citizen of the Year voting

The New Richmond Area Chamber officially opened Citizen of the Year voting today, Friday, Nov. 17, with the voting deadline scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. Votes can be submited by ...
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Wisconsin roundup: DNR warns hunters of emerald ash borer-weakened trees; more state news stories

Wisconsin DNR officials warned deer hunters to be careful in selecting trees for deer stands due to emerald ash borer damage in some trees. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
EAU CLAIRE — As 600,000 deer hunters hit the woods this weekend, they'll have to be more careful about where they put their tree stands.
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St. Croix Central football team beaten in overtime in WIAA state championship game

The St. Croix Central poses with the 2017 Division 4 state runner-up trophy after being beaten in overtime in the title game by Lodi, 20-17.
The most successful two-year run in St. Croix Central football history didn't end the Panthers had hoped. The Panthers were hoping to bring home their second straight WIAA Division 4 ...
Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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Wisconsin roundup: Third western Wis. school threat probed; more state news stories

MENOMONIE — Police in western Wisconsin are investigating a third high school threat within the past week.
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St. Croix County’s Nieskes to review officer-involved shooting

St. Croix County District Attorney Michael Nieskes will review evidence in the investigation of an officer-involved shooting death of a northern Wisconsin teenager. File photo
St. Croix County’s district attorney will determine whether or not the shooting of a teenager by a sheriff’s deputy was justified. Michael Nieskes said Thursday he was asked by the ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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St. Croix Central's Tony DiSalvo will coach state all-star team

St. Croix Central football coach Tony DiSalvo is shown on the headset discussing strategy during a recent Panther playoff win.
It's a big week for St. Croix Central football coach Tony DiSalvo. DiSalvo and his Panther football team will be looking to repeat as WIAA Division 4 state champions when ...
Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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Wisconsin roundup: Ag gonna happen — Walker says ‘Dairyland’ slogan staying on plates; more state news stories

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker says Wisconsin will continue to be "America's Dairyland." The Republican governor told Wisconsin Farm Report Radio on Tuesday there's "no way" he would support dropping ...
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City of NR to test siren alert system Nov. 15

According to a news release from the City of New Richmond, the city will be conducting a siren test on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. as part of a ...
Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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Schachtner announces bid for special election

Patty Schachtner
St. Croix County Medical Examiner Patty Schachtner on Tuesday became the first Democrat to announce her bid in the special election for state Senate District 10. Schachtner, a Somerset School ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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