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Cooking oil spread along Hwy. 65; man cited
Wisconsin statewide news roundup - Aug. 25
Wisconsin statewide news roundup - Aug. 24
Fire destroys town of St. Joseph trailer home
Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
St. Croix Central football plays Thursday at Mondovi
New Richmond wins opening Middle Border Conference girls golf match
2016 Preview: New Richmond soccer playing it game by game
2016 Preview: Somerset soccer wants to be better than average
2016 Preview: New Richmond girls tennis reloads with young talent
New Richmond Board of Education approves new course as part of healthcare pathway
Bezek looks to hold the line on spending in Somerset School District
Bobbie Guyette is the new NR Supervisor of School Nutrition
St. Croix Central: Tax levy, mill rate approved at annual meeting
Phillips-Medisize partners with college students and new graduates
Russells named grand marshals for Ox Cart Days parade
Prairies are the focus of Saturday program
Summertime fun in New Richmond
Photo slide show: Kruschke family hosts Farm City Day in New Richmond
VIDEO: Sights and sounds from Hammond Heartland Days community dinner
arts and entertainment
Village of Somerset - Ordinance A-634
Village of Somrset - Ordinance A-635
Squaw Lake Rehabilitation & Mgmt District Annual Meeting Notice
Village of Somerset - Ordinance A-633Z
16PR63 In the matter of the estate of Bruce L Johnson
Dwayne M. Krohn, 67
Walter Bice, 74
Joel E. Branjord, 52
Jennell Bond, 30
Greg H. Brinkman, 69
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
Our View: Give thanks for freedom of religion, prosperity
For many of us Americans, Thanksgiving is a time for family, food and football. It’s a day we set aside for gathering together with loved ones we may not have seen for a while to share a feast. As we bow our heads for the pre-meal blessing, we pause to reflect on what we have to...
November 26, 2014 - 11:41am
November 20, 2014
Our View: Move over and slow down; it's the law
When talking to David Wilkens, owner of Roberts-based Jerry’s Towing, it was startling to learn that on average, one tow truck operator a week in the U.S. is killed while on a service call. That is more than all law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel combined annually. Nate Walsh,...
November 20, 2014 - 9:35am
October 30, 2014
Our View: Tuesday’s election is your chance to make a difference in government
Rarely do midterm elections carry the local significance that next week’s holds. On Tuesday, voters in our area will make decisions on the following: • Your U.S. congressman • Your Governor and Lieutenant Governor • Your Attorney General • Your Secretary of State •...
October 30, 2014 - 10:46am
October 23, 2014
Our View: Moving city's offices is an ambitious idea
At a pre-project planning charrette for the Community Commons site held last week, Alderman Jim Zajkowski floated an idea that can help each group get what it’s looking for out of the former school property. His idea – and he wanted to stress that it is just an idea – is to...
October 23, 2014 - 10:38am
October 15, 2014
Our View: Hammond Village Board needs some cleaning up
The Village of Hammond needs to do something quickly to attract its best and brightest citizens to serve on its boards and commissions instead of chasing them out the door one by one. Sandy Brecht resigned as a village trustee Monday night. The reason she gave was the fact that nothing...
October 15, 2014 - 11:38am
October 9, 2014
Our View: District, city should cooperate on skate park
Lynnete McCarty has been working for years on bringing a skateboard park to the youth of New Richmond. Things were looking up this autumn when an anonymous donor offered to put up $40,000 for a skate park if it were built by the end of the year and if it were built in the Paperjack...
October 9, 2014 - 11:59am
October 2, 2014
Our View: Transparency is key
According to Merriam-Webster.com, the word transparent has two meanings: able to be seen through and easy to notice or understand. Transparency is a key attribute for just about any organization, especially those that serve the community and people in need, such as the Five Loaves...
October 2, 2014 - 10:53am
September 25, 2014
Our View: GO PACC bill deserves consideration
The first of seven scheduled Green Bay Packers TV blackouts occurred last Sunday against the Detroit Lions. With the team’s poor showing in a 19-7 defeat, some are probably glad they missed the game on TV. Packers blackouts for western Wisconsin viewers are nothing new. They’ve...
September 25, 2014 - 11:20am
September 18, 2014
Our View: Changes coming to newspaper next week
Brace yourselves. The New Richmond News will look a little different next week. Don’t worry. You can still expect all the same coverage of local government, law enforcement, education, sports, business, community affairs and viewpoints. It’ll be in a more modern font and a little...
September 18, 2014 - 9:23am
September 11, 2014
Our View: Fire contract needs to be reworked
New Richmond Fire & Rescue desperately needs a new ladder truck. It won’t be cheap, but it will be worth it. Fire Chief Jim Vander Wyst began making pleas to replace the ladder truck five years ago, but the issue has been put on the back burner by both City Council and the...
September 11, 2014 - 1:31pm
September 4, 2014
Our View: City department tour is a valuable tool
If seeing is believing, the members of the New Richmond City Council should have no problem believing the city’s department heads when they come looking for taxpayer money this budget season. Last month the City Council spent consecutive Monday evenings on little field trips to...
September 4, 2014 - 10:23am
August 28, 2014
Our View: In case of emergency, we're in good hands
If area residents find themselves in an emergency, whether it be from an armed assailant or a massive chemical fire belching toxic smoke, they can have confidence that local police, firefighters, medics, dispatchers and other front-line emergency personnel have their backs. In an...
August 28, 2014 - 10:10am
August 21, 2014
Our View: Commons rehab project has potential
It’s time to come to terms with the fact that a new city library likely won’t be built at the Glover Park site where the Friday Memorial Library now sits. The debate is over, and $500,000 of grant money is on the table. It appears to be a done deal that the city’s new library...
August 21, 2014 - 10:35am
August 7, 2014
Celebrate aviation at Warbirds event
This week’s front page includes two articles about aviation in New Richmond, underscoring the importance of the city’s airport. The first article is about how the New Richmond Regional Airport is celebrating its 50th anniversary by hosting an event featuring multiple World War...
August 7, 2014 - 12:58pm
July 17, 2014
Our View: Volunteer responders should be celebrated
This week’s edition contains two articles involving volunteer first responders who answered the call of duty. The big front page story is about an intense warehouse blaze that volunteer fire crews from New Richmond, Somerset and Roberts/Warren fought all night long. The owner...
July 17, 2014 - 10:06am