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County to raze portions of Health Center campus
New Richmond Council discusses major project funding
Challenger drops out of New Richmond City Council race
crime and courts
Somerset's Praschak loses close match in semifinals
Somerset girls basketball defeated in regional final
Dowd finishes fifth at state wrestling meet
Somerset girls basketball holds off St. Croix Central; advances to Saturday's regional final
New Richmond's Dowd to place at state wrestling tournament
Bullseye! Archery Club takes off at SCC
NRHS students on pace to read 5,000 books this year
NRHS student named National Merit Scholarship finalist
Somerset’s got talent
Inaugural NRHS STEM Night a success
Farm, Feral & Stray works with Scout to care for local free roaming cats
Local author publishes first book
Somerset Community Food Pantry seeks volunteers
Crowd flocks to Bass Lake for annual ice fishing contest
Scouts visit newspaper office
arts and entertainment
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Town of Somerset Notice of March 3 Open House and Public Hearing
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April 10, 2013
Aaron Schaffhausen won't testify
Aaron Schaffhausen, who pleaded guilty to killing his three daughters last July, told the judge this morning that he will not testify in court. The prosecution will now begin to present its case in the trial, which is to determine whether Schaffhausen was legally sane at the time...
April 10, 2013 - 10:57am
August 7, 2012
Freeway crash claims third student, Zach Zajec
State Patrol Sgt. Brian Erickson reported Monday evening that Zachary D. Zajec, the driver of a Dodge Durango that crashed into the back of a flatbed semi- trailer a week ago, died Monday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. He was the fifth person to die in a week within a 32-mile stretch...
news / accidents
August 7, 2012 - 8:09am
April 4, 2012
UPDATE: Tuesday crash victim identified
A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday just south of Dresser when his vehicle crossed the center line on Highway 35 and struck an oncoming truck. According...
April 4, 2012 - 8:39am
St. Croix County Unofficial Spring Election results
SCHOOL DISTRICT School District of Hudson referendum to purchase the St. Croix Meadows property Yes .....4,789 No.........3,768 SCHOOL BOARD Top three vote getters are elected) Sandy Gehrke.........3,601 Tom Holland..........3,469 Brian P. Bell..........3,267 Liz Bruch................3,202 Cathy...
April 4, 2012 - 1:44am
June 20, 2011
Hammond woman hurt after 'cycle crash
A Hammond woman was transported to Baldwin Area Medical Center Sunday afternooon after the motorcycle she was driving ran onto the shoulder and overturned, ejecting her. Laura Kasel, 36, was taken by Ellsworth Area Ambulance following the 1:18 p.m. crash. The extent of her injuries...
news / accidents
June 20, 2011 - 7:55am
March 31, 2011
St. Croix Corrections project in state's capital budget
The long wait may be over for the St. Croix Correctional Center in New Richmond. When Gov. Scott Walker released his list of proposed capital projects for 2011-13 two weeks ago, one item caught the eye of Jo Skalski, superintendent of the local Correctional Center. After years of...
March 31, 2011 - 11:47am
March 25, 2011
Economic 'dashboard' for February shows 'troubling signs'
RIVER FALLS -- Diminished sales tax revenues, lower median prices for recently-sold homes and continued employment doldrums indicate continued challenging times in the three-county St. Croix Valley area, according to two resident experts. The UW- River Falls Center for Economic Research...
news / business
March 25, 2011 - 3:11pm
March 21, 2011
St. Pat's priest leaving after allegedly taking money
It was announced at Hudson's St. Patrick Church Sunday that Father Dan Dahlberg is leaving the parish after allegedly taking about $10,800 from the parish charity account for his own use. In a letter distributed at church Sunday, it stated that "It is very likely that this misconduct...
news / religion
March 21, 2011 - 2:15pm
March 1, 2011
Washington County Board backs bridge as Bachmann introduces leglislation
STILLWATER -- Washington County commissioners reaffirmed their support for the construction of a long-delayed new St. Croix River bridge in Stillwater. Legal and legislative wrangling has halted plans for a new river crossing between busy downtown Stillwater and Houlton, Wis.
March 1, 2011 - 1:47pm
February 28, 2011
McCollum dismisses County Board's bridge resolution, calling it 'a political distraction'
WASHINGTON, DC -- In a press release issued Friday, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) voiced strong opposition to a recent St. Croix County Board of Supervisors' request that the Minnesota and Wisconsin Congressional delegations support legislation to exempt a proposed $700 million...
news / politics
February 28, 2011 - 9:10am
February 26, 2011
James Penman, Somerset area chiropractor, dead following Thursday accident
The death of a Somerset man following a car crash in St. Paul Thursday evening is being blamed on a medical condition. Dr. James Penman, 67, was identified by the State Patrol as the driver of a car that ran out of control on eastbound Hwy. 36 near McKnight Road in North St. Pau...
news / outdoors
February 26, 2011 - 3:35am
February 25, 2011
Six left homeless after rural Knapp fire
MENOMONIE -- A family of six lost their home early Thursday in a fire fought by six departments until late morning. Menomonie firefighters were summoned by homeowners Randy and Denise Kiesow at 4:36 a.m. when they detected smoke after awakening to start the day. The Kiesows and their...
February 25, 2011 - 3:46am
January 28, 2011
Economic development group recounts recent successes
The New Richmond Area Economic Development Corp. not only met its goals for 2010, it passed them. At the group's annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18, Paul Mayer, president of the corporation, said economic development was about three things: recruitment, retention and start ups. In...
business / news
January 28, 2011 - 9:22am
Spring flooding likely along St. Croix River
The Stillwater lift bridge could be under water again this spring. The bridge, which handles about 19,000 cars per day across the St. Croix River, faces a 90 percent chance of closing, according to Minnesota emergency management officials. "If we have rapid (snow) melt, look out,"...
January 28, 2011 - 9:09am