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School-start date debate rekindles; big hiring bump anticipated as spring approaches; 8 more Wisconsin stories
St. Croix County forecast as fastest growing to 2040; town of Richmond ranks 7th statewide in growth
Task force unlikely to suggest sweeping changes for rural school funding; 'robo call' bill still in-play; more Wisconsin news
A sea of pink at Central
crime and courts
Tiger girls basketball knocks off Ashland
This week's bowling scores
Spartans top St. Croix Falls
SCC boys basketball knocked out of playoffs by Northwestern
Tiger boys basketball knocked out of playoffs
Ready, Set, GO!
Somerset art at its finest
Buds Garden Club hosts bluebird talk
Roberts loses ‘Good Neighbor,’ beloved friend
Local family uses talents to heal in the Philippines
arts and entertainment
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Loren Robert Pickard, 92
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Neumann, 81
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Inquiring Reporter: If you could talk to Mother Nature, what would you say to her right now?
Letters to the Editor: March 6, 2014
Our View: Dispose of unused prescription meds
Our View: Get involved in library building discussion
Letters to the Editor: Feb. 27, 2014
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Town of Somerset Town Board Meeting MInutes - March 5, 2014
Town of Somreset Ordinance Amendment Chapter 18-62 #2014-01
May 31, 2013
EDITORIAL: What's happening? Information lacking from police dept.
Two weeks ago, a reader inquired at the New Richmond News office why we'd not reported anything on break-ins at several downtown businesses. Upon checking with the New Richmond police, we were advised via an e-mailed response from a supervisor Tuesday, May 21, that "those cases are...
opinion / editorials
May 31, 2013 - 8:32am
May 30, 2013
LETTER: St. Croix Industries should continue operating
To the Editor: As a family member of a disabled adult, I must speak to the issues facing our County Board and St. Croix Industries. Life can change in an instant for anyone. Due to a traumatic brain injury induced by a cardiac arrest, my brother was left permanently disabled due...
May 30, 2013 - 10:34am
May 25, 2013
LETTER: Taking pride in 'The City Beautiful'
To the Editor: In the New Richmond News 5/16/13, "The downtown efforts kicking off," Mayor Fred and Mike are concerned about how "clean" our city will and should be, only saying this should be "The City Beautiful" and this important and memorable slogan should be resurrected "at...
May 25, 2013 - 8:30am
May 24, 2013
EDITORIAL: Grace Place move makes perfect sense
The proposed move of Grace Place into a larger facility in New Richmond appears to be progressing forward. At a New Richmond Plan Commission meeting May 7, city officials determined that the former Deerfield Gables nursing home building is zoned properly if the transitional housing...
opinion / editorials
May 24, 2013 - 12:27pm
LETTER: Student volunteers accomplish a bunch
To the Editor: Wow! What a difference a class of 22 motivated New Richmond High School students can make on the Paperjack Greenway. Brad Malpert's homeroom class, along with graduating seniors Heather Halvorsen and Rose Smith, and adult volunteers from First National Bank, orchestrated...
May 24, 2013 - 8:29am
May 23, 2013
LETTER: Nursing home losses continue
To the Editor: What can I say? Intentional or otherwise, the article written by Jeff Holmquist for the New Richmond News is such an example of journalistic deception for the voting public. See the "Nursing home finances turning around" article. Slow down and read that article carefully....
May 23, 2013 - 8:28am
May 18, 2013
LETTER: Benghazi: Where's the press?
To the Editor: Forty years ago I took a journalism class in college during the height of the Watergate scandal. Naturally, the scandal dominated class time. Daily we observed and analyzed the story developments and were amazed by the press's dogged determination to bring the truth...
May 18, 2013 - 9:38am
May 17, 2013
LETTER: Information needed on SCI transfer plan
To the Editor: Re: May 6, 2013 story, "Board votes to transfer disabled program" My, that was quick and seemingly easy, one vote and it appears St. Croix Industries is history. Yes, I know it has to be voted on by the county board. In reality can St. Croix Industries be replaced...
May 17, 2013 - 11:37am
LETTER: Investigations best left to professionals
To the Editor: Well, it appears that spring is finally here and more than the grass has been uncovered, or has it? The May 5, 2013, New Richmond News headline story caused the cows to give sour milk, the chickens to stop laying eggs and pigs to start losing weight.
May 17, 2013 - 11:35am
EDITORIAL: County office search may have better solutions
After proposals were sought from the private sector, St. Croix County is no closer to finding a home for soon-to-be-displaced employees at the Health and Human Services building in New Richmond. Because only one lease offer was received, for the old County Market building in New...
opinion / editorials
May 17, 2013 - 11:34am
May 16, 2013
LETTERS: Stanton-NR boundary debate begins
To the Editor: I attended the first meeting of the New Richmond, Stanton boundary discussion along with about 20 other concerned residents Tuesday night. Local officials numbered at about nine which included a representative of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. I must first...
May 16, 2013 - 11:36am
May 11, 2013
LETTER: Proposed sand mine a real threat
To the Editor: People in western Dunn County and eastern St.
May 11, 2013 - 9:32am
May 10, 2013
LETTER: Then and now, mother and me...
To the Editor: About four years ago, when my brother was at the St. Croix Health Center Nursing Home, I would go almost daily to visit him and wonder what I might be able to do as a volunteer at the home. I watched the residents interact with the various staff, volunteers and family...
May 10, 2013 - 11:31am
EDITORIAL: WeTEC sale is big win
When it came to decision time, the New Richmond City Council did the right thing and decided to sell the city-owned WeTEC building. Carrying a price tag of $225,000, the 43,000-square-foot building that Wisconsin Lighting is getting is a pretty good deal. But the city is getting...
opinion / editorials
May 10, 2013 - 9:29am
May 9, 2013
LETTER: Bees just doing what comes naturally
To the Editor: If spring-time should finally arrive, honey bee colonies start to build-up their numbers and if they run out of space in their hive, they swarm. The public should not be alarmed if they see or come across a swarm of honey bees. They are doing what honey bees do and...
May 9, 2013 - 9:30am