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Boyd, Olson nominated for scholarships
Compromise in works on frac-sand proposal; P&P officer accused of lobster theft, more state news
Common Core vote expected Thursday; Iron River couple found murdered; more state briefs
Village Board struggles with vacating streets issue
Lunda, Ames get contract to build Stillwater bridge; Arctic air rolls in state; 12 more state news stories
crime and courts
New Richmond boys start MBC basketball season with win at Osceola
New Richmond girls basketball knocks off state-ranked Chippewa Falls
Western Wisconsin Stars win twice in Black River Falls tournament
Somerset skaters open season with three convincing wins
Two competitive periods not enough for New Richmond boys hockey team
She ran anyway, and continues to run for veterans
Sno-Sports wishes for a snowy season
T.H.U.G. Life helps homeless teens start anew
Local author to read from his new Christmas kids book
Former Nike launcher crewmen search for comrades
arts and entertainment
Mary Ann Higgins, 81
Robert Durden Hackworthy, 84
James L. Reding, 62
Glen Edward Johnson, 64
Robert Durden Hackworthy, 84
Our View: Be the reason someone else is thankful
13CV8 Deutsche Bank Natl Trust vs Wilemar Studtmann, Denise Studtmann
Public Notice - Land For Sale
Advertisement for Bids - Renovation of existing County Market
13SC1312 Northwest Counseling vs Kathy & Douglas Monson
St. Croix County Govt Center - Cooling Tower Replacement
June 13, 2013
Book Report: 'Up North' loaded with history
I've always had a weakness for ongoing fictions that grow with the years. When I was a kid I liked "Gasoline Alley" because Skeezix grew up and his father got fat. Recently I've been watching reruns of the entire Walton's dramatic series. Normally, when a TV cast member died, the...
June 13, 2013 - 1:40pm
June 7, 2013
Book Report: Breaking barriers on many stages
Back in the 1920s and 1930s, when most black women worked as domestics, scrub ladies and washerwomen, one young black woman born in 1895 in Washington, D.C. would spend her life on the world political and cultural stage. It wasn't all beer and skittles, however, when her lawyer father...
June 7, 2013 - 10:27am
May 31, 2013
Park Art Fair, blues event slated for June 7-8
New Richmond's Mary Park will soon transform into the festival known as the 46th annual Park Art Fair and Blues and Brews Fest, which is scheduled for June 7-8 at Mary Park. The celebration, which will play host to dozens of artists, several craft brewers and six musical groups,...
arts and entertainment / celebrations
May 31, 2013 - 10:38am
Book Report: Literary treats for the dog days
Summer will soon be upon us.
May 31, 2013 - 8:54am
April 26, 2013
Book Report: Finding the funny in very grave matters
Humorists can make hay of the least likely subjects. Like death. Remember W. C. Fields? He said he wanted the following inscription on his tombstone: "On the Whole I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia." And then there was "Pep" Simek of Medford, who recently passed on to the big pizza...
April 26, 2013 - 9:40am
April 20, 2013
Book Report: Stolen library book opened his eyes
"Who's Yer Daddy?" edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves. Thirty-nine essays make up the book and I'll...
April 20, 2013 - 10:05am
April 19, 2013
SCC Choir performs before Harlem Globetrotters game
On April 12, the SCC eighth grade choir had a new performance experience. The group performed "The Star Spangled Banner" at the start of a Harlem...
arts and entertainment / education / life
April 19, 2013 - 10:55am
Local musician turns new novelist
Hammond musician Mike Murtha of Trigger Happy has become a published author. Murtha's book, "Stranger in a Small Town," is the story of a high school boy named Chris whose family moves to a fictional small town in Iowa from New York. Chris, Murtha said, is a very creative boy. "He's...
arts and entertainment / life
April 19, 2013 - 9:53am
April 18, 2013
Northwoods trails subject of new book by Bignell
Hudson resident Rob Bignell has released a new book titled "headin' to the cabin." Cabin-goers to Wisconsin's north woods now have available the most complete listing of the region's day hiking trails in the new book. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin...
April 18, 2013 - 9:48am
April 12, 2013
Lost Shakespearian play can be discovered at UWRF
At 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, the UW-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences presents "The Tragedy of Arthur," the story by Arthur Phillips about William Shakespeare's lost play on King Arthur. The author, Phillips, will be present. A brief scene from the play will be enacted, possibly...
April 12, 2013 - 8:08am
April 11, 2013
Book Report: Another word on former presidents; waxing poetic on the death of a fly
Three American presidents lead off this week's roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars -- they can always find a niche that's unfilled. Such is...
columns / life
April 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
April 5, 2013
High school artists invited to enter exhibition
All high school-age students from western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota are invited to submit one recent original work in any media -- drawing,...
April 5, 2013 - 1:23pm
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It's "The Andalucian Friend," (Crown,...
columns / life
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
March 29, 2013
At rehearsal for the O'Conner girls
Pictured are, from left, Sarah O'Conner (Susan Dahl, Hudson), the mother, and Liz (Michelle Storm, Woodbury), one of her daughters, during a...
March 29, 2013 - 1:20pm
First-time derby racer wins trophy
Six-year-old Evan Gardner loves to color. His parents, Tim and Nicole Gardner, said that was what inspired his design for his Pinewood Derby...
arts and entertainment / family / life
March 29, 2013 - 11:39am