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UPDATE: Cooking oil spread along Hwy. 65
Wisconsin statewide news roundup - Aug. 26
Wisconsin statewide news roundup - Aug. 25
Wisconsin statewide news roundup - Aug. 24
Fire destroys town of St. Joseph trailer home
crime and courts
Friday's Results: New Richmond football loses battle of big plays, 52-40
Thursday's Results: SCC football tops Mondovi, 21-0
Somerset football aims for first victory of season at Menomonie on Friday
New Richmond football renews rivalry with Rice Lake on Friday
St. Croix Central football plays Thursday at Mondovi
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
New Richmond VFW Post wins fourth straight national award
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
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
March 20, 2014
Our View: Politicians: Don’t mess with court access system
We live in a day and age when information comes at us from many directions. The danger is that people may not recognize when a source of critical information could be silenced. Such is the case in Wisconsin where a group of senators have sponsored a bill to “rob” the state’s...
March 20, 2014 - 10:35am
March 13, 2014
Our View: Council must decide soon on library site
The New Richmond City Council’s 5-1 vote to table the library site issue on Monday and seek further information on costs was disappointing. Members of the council didn’t have to decide on a final design and all the costs associated with it. They didn’t have to decide on exactly...
March 13, 2014 - 11:35am
March 6, 2014
Our View: Dispose of unused prescription meds
The stories family members shared last week at the community heroin forum sponsored by the New Richmond Police Department, the New Richmond School District and the New Richmond Area Community Foundation, were heartbreaking. Their stories of addiction, pain, prison, recovery, relapse...
March 6, 2014 - 10:21am
February 27, 2014
Our View: Get involved in library building discussion
Last week, Cuningham Group presented four options for building a library at the Community Commons site. Those four options, along with an option the firm presented last year for building a new library at the site of the current library, will be presented at a New Richmond City Council...
February 27, 2014 - 9:50am
February 13, 2014
OUR VIEW: New library director inherits building fray
Kimberly Hennings has her work cut out for her. Hennings will take over as director of New Richmond’s Friday Memorial Library on Monday, and we already feel for her. She will jump directly into the center of a struggle more than a decade in the making to build a new library for...
February 13, 2014 - 7:42am
September 27, 2013
EDITORIAL: City tagline needs a change
You have no doubt seen the current City of New Richmond logo: a leafy tree with fields of green and blue on either side atop blue wavy lines. Accompanying the logo is the tagline “actively inviting | naturally authentic.” While the New Richmond City Council voted, 4-2, at its...
September 27, 2013 - 2:48pm
September 13, 2013
EDITORIAL: More war? Vote must reflect public opinion
When President Obama asked for Congressional approval before taking military action against Syria, we presumed he was asking for approval from the American people. We, the people, are the constituents of U.S. senators and representatives, and therefore their vote on this critical...
September 13, 2013 - 9:20am
EDITORIAL: You have the power at annual meeting
At the school district annual meeting on Monday, citizens -- not just school board members -- do the voting. This is the meeting where the 2013-14 budget is presented and adopted, and where the tax levy is set. Among the powers of the voting body of this meeting are the following,...
September 13, 2013 - 9:18am
September 5, 2013
EDITORIAL: Keep safety in mind for new school year
Another school year is now underway in the New Richmond, Somerset and St. Croix Central school districts. For parents, teachers and school administrators, that means it's time to get accustomed to new routines, whether they include, waking up at a different time, putting on different...
September 5, 2013 - 8:52am
September 1, 2013
EDITORIAL: New SCC common study hall a great idea
If St. Croix Central High Schools students play their cards right this year, they could go home every day without any homework, and student athletes won't fall behind in any of their late-day classes due to leaving early for competition. New to the school schedule this year is a ninth-period...
September 1, 2013 - 12:37pm
July 5, 2013
EDITORIAL: Budget bill should be limited to dollars and sense
When the Wisconsin Legislature and Gov. Scott Walker start talking about the state's budget, one would think the discussion might be limited to issues related to the spending of taxpayer dollars. Sadly, the state's budget bill often morphs into something that incorporates measures...
July 5, 2013 - 9:22am
June 21, 2013
EDITORIAL: Find a home for new skatepark
Discussion about a skatepark in New Richmond can be traced back to at least 2005, when the YMCA announced plans to install a facility for skateboarders and inline skaters. Since then, various skatepark backers and enthusiastic kids have developed plans and raised money for a new...
June 21, 2013 - 10:21am
June 7, 2013
EDITORIAL: Funding crisis solution lies with legislators
The St. Croix County Board and the county's Health and Human Services Board have taken a lot of heat in recent weeks for their debate related to the future of St. Croix Industries, the county-run vocational program serving adults with disabilities. Officials have been leaning toward...
June 7, 2013 - 10:01am
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...
May 31, 2013 - 8:32am
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...
May 24, 2013 - 12:27pm