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Council tables library site issue
Removal of iconic awning changes New Richmond skyline
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
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
Della Parent, 78
Loren Robert Pickard, 92
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Neumann, 81
Jean D. Hertzenberg, 92
Virginia A. "Ginny" Kastens, 83
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
Village of Star Prairie February 5, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes
April 4, 2013
EDITORIAL: Should facility be free of levy support?
New St. Croix Health Center Nursing Home Administrator Jack Williams seems to be on the right track. In his report before the St. Croix County Health and Human Services Board Monday, Williams said it's his aim to keep the New Richmond-based facility operating well into the future....
opinion / editorials
April 4, 2013 - 10:12am
March 30, 2013
EDITORIAL: Cast your ballot!
State elections officials are expecting light voter turnout for local elections Tuesday, April 2. Approximately 20 percent of eligible voters are expected to cast a ballot in the spring elections, which decide races for town and village boards, school boards and city councils. There's...
opinion / editorials
March 30, 2013 - 7:23am
March 29, 2013
LETTER: County government working as it should
To the Editor: St. Croix County is lucky to have a government which works the way a democracy is supposed to work. The structure of the democracy is simple. We elect county board supervisors in each of 19 districts. Those county board supervisors then elect the board chairman who...
March 29, 2013 - 11:30am
LETTER: Easter season shows God's love
To the Editor: The love of God is amazing, beyond our comprehension.
March 29, 2013 - 9:31am
March 28, 2013
LETTER: Banking regulations make little sense
To the Editor: Recently a scare was sent through everyone's life who owns a bank account. In Cyprus last week the government was going to vote on a one time regulation that would let the government illegally take 10 percent of everyone's cash to pay down the bank's debt, or the...
March 28, 2013 - 9:28am
LETTER: City should follow recommendation
To the Editor: I think it would be great if our new library would be built at the location of the current one. We could have a beautiful new building in a park setting that the city could be proud of. I think most library patrons, myself included, would be willing to contribute...
March 28, 2013 - 9:26am
March 23, 2013
LETTER: Shine headlights during storms
To the Editor: I don't think Wisconsin has a law about headlights being on when it's raining or snowing, but wouldn't it be a good idea? During our recent snowfall I noticed many cars with their lights off. I know it might be an infringement on someone's rights, like wearing a...
March 23, 2013 - 10:09am
March 22, 2013
LETTER: St. Croix land sale was a steal
To the Editor: I read in this paper, the buyer of most of the county farm didn't expect to get it, thinking it would go for more. Investors paid a low $5,000 to $7,600 farm acreage price for land zoned commercial industrial already in the city. Both indicators, this property sold...
March 22, 2013 - 1:07pm
LETTER: Keystone proposal is disturbing
To the Editor: Among the many gifts left to us by the very wise Chief Seattle is his total respect for the earth and his recognition that we have an obligation to protect and to preserve this precious legacy left to us by those who came before. To that end, he wrote in his memoirs: "We...
March 22, 2013 - 12:10pm
EDITORIAL: Library site decision a challenging one
The city's consultant working to identify a preferred site for the new or expanded public library got it right when they determined that the present location is the best one. With its high visibility, pretty location and close proximity to the heart of New Richmond, few could argue...
opinion / editorials
March 22, 2013 - 10:05am
March 21, 2013
LETTER: Restore democracy to St. Croix County
To the Editor: Both Republicans and Democrats need to share a constant vigilance and sense of urgency to protect democracy for future generations. Democracy by people for people means decision-making by majority vote, with a system of checks and balances. Corporate structures are...
March 21, 2013 - 1:11pm
LETTER: Ard's help makes a big difference
To the Editor: The managers and members of the Forest Voice, a group of neighbors for responsible renewable energy from the Town of Forest, wish to thank Scottie Ard for her support and assistance during the last two-and-a-half years. As we fought to defend our homes and families...
March 21, 2013 - 10:08am
March 16, 2013
LETTER: Case is all about student safety
To the Editor: The March 7, 2013 edition of the New Richmond News article "DWD denies claim against school district." The case of Pam O'Reilly, a former New Richmond special education teacher, vs. the New Richmond School District has been dismissed by the Department of Workforce...
March 16, 2013 - 8:00am
March 15, 2013
LETTER: Financial decisions make no sense
To the Editor: County Administrator Pat Thompson received a $30,000 per year raise to $165,000 per year plus bonuses while significantly cutting wages of employees and giving the following performance: He convinced board supervisors that $10,000 per acre or $5 million from sale...
March 15, 2013 - 9:59am
COLUMN: Signs of spring: Bridge work begins
By Roger Humphrey President, St. Croix Economic Development Corporation Residents of the St. Croix Valley are sure to enjoy this overdue sign of spring -- at long last, construction contracts are in place to allow work to begin on the new St. Croix Crossing bridge. The first evidence...
opinion / columns
March 15, 2013 - 9:01am