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Wisconsin roundup: Trump credits Tommy Thompson for returning to Wisconsin; DNR advances funding cut; 9 more state news stories
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Wisconsin roundup: Trump campaigning Wednesday in Badger State; Walker backs student loan refinance effort; 10 more state news stories
Fender bender on South Knowles
crime and courts
New Richmond soccer seeing its efforts pay off
New Richmond girls golf headed to sectionals after perfect MBC season
New Richmond volleyball learns from painful defeat
St. Croix Central volleyball remains unbeaten in MBC
St. Croix Central runners benefit from running at Roy Griak Invitational
NRHS Homecoming court announced
Pair of area students publish novels
Taxes to decrease: New Richmond School District sets levy, mill rate at annual meeting
District adopts work sessions: Better communication, more transparency are the goals
VIDEO: Gov. Walker pays a visit to SCC’s Fab Lab
VIDEO: Heritage Weekend at the Heritage Center
The Spirit of Homecoming
Walk raises spirits and funds to battle Alzheimer’s
St. Croix Valley Orchestra seeks musicians
Gregory's Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Saturday
arts and entertainment
City of NR - Request for Proposals - Qualified Multidisciplinary Consultant
City of New Richmond - Ordinance #486
Request for Proposals - WITC Snow Removal
Village of Somerset - Sept. 8 Special Meeting Minutes
Village of Star Prairie - Oct. 5, 2016 Public Hearing Notice
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Today’s political scene filled with snake oil salesmen
Letters to the Editor: Aug. 18, 2016
Our View: Both presidential candidates ducking the press
A fine line: November's election is important
Primary is over, election gets rolling
Real Estate Showcase
March 18, 2016
Editorial: Celebrate safely
By the time you read this the St. Patrick’s Day festivities around the country and especially right here in New Richmond may be over. But that doesn’t matter, because the message of this particular column will apply to any and all public celebrations that we attend and love throughout...
March 18, 2016 - 9:29am
March 5, 2016
Editorial: Progress... it's a good thing
As we walked around in our Bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts this past weekend, allowing the sun to bathe our faces, arms and legs in its warm glow, many exclaimed the coming of spring. Though we all know how Mother Nature, or more specifically, Old Man Winter, can fool us at any...
March 5, 2016 - 5:02pm
February 29, 2016
Editorial: The changing political landscape
The recent announcements by representatives Dean Knudson and John Murtha stating they will not be seeking re-election have caused wrinkles in time and space here in Western Wisconsin. Both Republicans have stepped back and stated that it’s right for them to spend more time with...
February 29, 2016 - 12:28pm
February 21, 2016
Thankful for the sacrifices made
Sitting in the warmth of my office and listening to the emergency scanner go off Monday morning and afternoon got me to thinking about just how lucky we are -- how lucky we all are. Monday morning, the members of the Roberts and New Richmond fire departments were called out to battle...
February 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
October 22, 2015
Democracy, secrecy can’t co-exist
One of the bedrock principles upon which our nation was founded is that no one is above the law, and that it applies equally to all. One of...
October 22, 2015 - 12:58pm
May 28, 2015
Our View: Successful first chapter for 2015 graduates
Friday night was a time of appreciation and bragging for the New Richmond and St. Croix Central school districts. Both districts held their commencement exercises for the Class of 2015 and it was time for both high schools -- staff and the departing seniors -- to make note of their...
May 28, 2015 - 9:05am
May 21, 2015
Our View: Local government requires participation
Typically, when we New Richmond News reporters cover public meetings we are one of just a handful of people in the audience. In fact, at some municipal committee meetings, we might be the only people at the meeting who aren’t voting members or municipal staff. We think it’s shame...
May 21, 2015 - 8:58am
May 15, 2015
Our View: Schools must ask for your money, but not cities or counties
The St. Croix County Board last week approved a $20 million bonding package for a new county-run nursing home with a dementia care unit. Once completed the facility will replace the county’s aging and publicly subsidized nursing home. Geothermal heating and cooling units will add...
May 15, 2015 - 12:20pm
May 7, 2015
Our View: Skaters should speak now or forever hold their peace
The move to build a skateboard park for New Richmond youth was dealt a blow at last week’s Park Board meeting. If it seems like the idea came out of nowhere in the first place, it’s because it pretty much did. City staff along with Park Board members and City Council officials...
May 7, 2015 - 9:24am
April 30, 2015
Our View: A streak no one is proud of
This week is the fifth straight week we at the News will have a front page story on someone losing their life. Four of the deaths have involved vehicle accidents while the other revolved around a suicide. The latest one, in which a New Richmond man died as the result of a car-pedestrian...
April 30, 2015 - 11:30am
April 24, 2015
Our View: Best of New Richmond on display this weekend
A weekend like this doesn’t come around too many times a year. With a quad-fecta of high-profile community events, the best New Richmond has to offer will be on full display. STATE OF THE CITY: On Friday morning, the city government will put its best foot forward with a “State...
April 24, 2015 - 9:21am
April 16, 2015
Our View: Do you know what to do if a tornado strikes?
Considering the history of New Richmond, one would think that our community is well prepared if a tornado were to strike. But, it’s been nearly 116 years since New Richmond was leveled by the tragic June 12, 1899, tornado that claimed 117 lives. It’s still the ninth-deadliest...
April 16, 2015 - 10:22am
April 9, 2015
Our View: Develop a shared vision for the future
Election Day has come and gone. Now is the time for unison, agreement and cooperation for villages, towns and school boards. The public has made their call and decided the candidates elected on Tuesday are the best candidates to serve and make decisions for the foreseeable future. So,...
April 9, 2015 - 9:39am
April 2, 2015
Our View: Don't forget to vote on Tuesday, April 7
This isn’t one of those elections you see coming from a mile away. Citizens haven’t been bombarded for months on end by robocalls, mailers and TV commercials from candidates and special interest groups. Locals probably haven’t been solicited to donate money and time to campaigns,...
April 2, 2015 - 8:36am
March 19, 2015
Our View: Sunshine Week is all about open government
The news business this week -- March 15-21 -- is observing Sunshine Week. It is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. In the United States, the government isn’t something to which citizens must swear an oath...
March 19, 2015 - 8:50am