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Mentors needed at Starr Elementary
Sex offender notification meeting Thursday in Burkhardt
Village of Roberts adds Clearas option to facility plan
crime and courts
WIAA Wrestling: Four local wrestlers advance to state tournament
Friday's Results: New Richmond hockey advances; New Richmond, SCC boys hoops are winners
New Richmond boys hockey opens WIAA playoffs at home on Friday
New Richmond boys basketball plays Friday at Somerset
New Richmond wrestlers send five to Saturday's Division 1 sectional meet
Mentors needed at Starr Elementary
SCC school board approves Clay as elementary principal
NRHS hosts STEM Night
Learn 2 Love group stuffs socks with items for those in need
The Colosseum opens for business
Watercolor painting class held at Hazel Mackin
Local game designer seeing success
Free March 1 seminar: How to manage medications effectively
Hazel Mackin Public Library: Experience library's redesigned collection
Somerset2017 sees first 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten graduate
arts and entertainment
Advertisement for Bid - 2017 Roof Replacement Area 11 (WITC)
Lien Sale Notice - Sunnyside Super Storage, Units C03, C30, C40, E14, J16, K16
17PR15 In the matter of the estate of Craig W Campbell
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/8/17 Transit Subcommittee Open House
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2017 Road Weight Restrictions
John Robert "Bob" Duis, 70
Barbara Jane Case, 81
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Arlen Dale Strate, 61
Culver H. "Bud" Anderson, 80
Letters to the Editor
Take the challenge: Defy gravity, if you dare
Letters to the Editor
Striving for a healthy community
City of New Richmond kicks off its comprehensive plan
Real Estate Showcase
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
March 12, 2015
Our View: Don’t hold your breath for tax reciprocity
A glimmer of optimism broke through with last week’s revelation that Wisconsin and Minnesota were talking once again about tax reciprocity. But far bigger and far darker storm clouds of pessimism persist because Minnesota and Wisconsin have been talking for six long years already...
March 12, 2015 - 3:42pm
March 5, 2015
Our View: Health Center property more than just bricks
Just over 25 people showed up for a ceremony Monday morning marking the demolition of the former Health & Human Services (HHS) offices building at the St. Croix Health Center campus. Over more than 115 years, that county property up on the hill at 1445 N. Fourth St. has served...
March 5, 2015 - 9:34am
February 26, 2015
Our View: Don't let fear of extremists control you
One of the big headlines in this week’s news has been the terroristic threats on malls across the world, including one close to home, the Mall of America. Most people from this area have probably been to the mall on multiple occasions or at least a time or two, so it hits close...
February 26, 2015 - 12:43pm
February 19, 2015
Our View: Harsdorf, Knudson get crack at altering Walker's budget
Harsh criticism has followed Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed new budget, particularly as it pertains to spending cuts for the University of Wisconsin System and K-12 public education. Wisconsinites can’t be blamed for asking why, in the midst of a booming national economy, our state...
February 19, 2015 - 10:06am
February 18, 2015
Our View: A glance at what's on your Viewpoints pages
We’ve been hearing some confusion among community members about some of our Viewpoints content in recent weeks, so we’re taking this opportunity to clear things up a bit. Editorial: By definition, an editorial is the opinion of the newspaper as an institution. Here at the News...
February 18, 2015 - 2:51pm
February 12, 2015
Our View: Plenty of better ways to recognize veterans
It’s an understatement to say that New Richmond has an active community of veterans and military servicemembers. The military tradition is very strong in the city. American Legion Butler-Harmon Post 80 has a tremendous static display of a fighter jet in its parking lot. VFW Post...
February 12, 2015 - 10:52am
February 5, 2015
Our View: Recent progress on skate park site is encouraging
Back in October we published an editorial calling for the school district and the city to cooperate on bringing a skate park to New Richmond’s youth. That was shortly after a proposal to put a skate park in the Paperjack Greenway – spurred by a conditional $40,000 donation –...
February 5, 2015 - 9:57am