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New Richmond man sentenced to 25 years
Judge doesn't take convict's words lightly
Westfields Hospital & Clinic named a Top 100 critical access hospital
Somerset chamber to host 'pancakes and politics' March 25
St. Croix County Sheriff's Office investigation helps with conviction of Menomonie man
crime and courts
Nelson, Dendinger make All-MBC boys basketball first team
USFWS welcomes Bridget Olson to the helm
New Richmond, Somerset teams dominate All-MBC boys hockey selections
First Steps running class being offered
Two Western Wisconsin Stars to play in girls state senior hockey tournament
Scenes from New Richmond orchestra concert
New Richmond School Board discusses SOAR, nondiscrimination report, personnel
Somerset High School: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
New Richmond School Board approves revised New Richmond Library master plan
New Richmond Middle School brings back ‘Share Tables’ during lunch
VIDEO & Photos: St. Patrick’s Day parade 2017
Young Performers Ensemble presents Annie Jr.
Cloverbuds: 4-H's youngest members
Sonshine Learning Center makes donation to Halos
Friday Memorial Library: Beach reads to bring with you on spring break
arts and entertainment
Town of Star Prairie - Public Hearing Notice April 18
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 4/6/17 Public Hearing re: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
City of New Richmond - Advertisement for Bids - Street & Utility Improvements
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Proposals- Elevator Cab, Fixtures, Doors, etc.
Town of Stanton - Notice of Liquor License - Pour Judgement Bar & Grill
Linda L. Dulon, 58
Neala "Kay" Shager, 73
Floyd L. Sipe, 88
Robert J. Krear, 65
Edward V. Lukes, 80
OPINION: Sometimes eyeball-to-eyeball is best
City honors those who have committed to the operation of local government
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Letters to the Editor
EDITORIAL: Duffy attempts to dodge his constituents
Real Estate Showcase
April 30, 2015
Hammond native writes book about Norwegian migration
A passion for history led Hammond native Ole-Bjorn Tobiassen to write his first book, “Thorhilde: The Viking Queen.” The book is the...
Life/arts and entertainment
April 30, 2015 - 11:29am
February 26, 2015
Local author publishes first book
As part of her job as a freelance writer and video producer, Star Prairie author Carrie Maloney does everything from creating videos and writing...
Life/arts and entertainment
February 26, 2015 - 1:03pm
October 10, 2013
New book gives grandchildren chance to learn about grandparents
After 16 long months of working together on their new book "My Grandparent: A Life and Times Journal for Grandchildren of All Ages,” Dick Edwards,...
Life/arts and entertainment
October 10, 2013 - 4:18pm
April 29, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 29, 2009
A wag of my acquaintance once said that word processors are ruining the art of biography. He explained that it's so easy to type on them (no carriage return, no worries of hyphenation, etc.), that "if Moses had one, there'd be 17 commandments rather than 10." In some ways it's true....
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 22, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 22, 2009
As I've mentioned before, I love to read books that embrace a specific locale. In fact I got started reading when I was in high school and someone told me about Sinclair Lewis, a writer who grew up in a small town, like me.
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 15, 2009
'They roused him with muffins -- they roused him with ice -- They roused him with mustard and cress -- They roused him with jam and judicious advice -- They set him conundrums to guess. When at length he sat up and was able to speak His sad story he offered to tell: And the...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 8, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 8, 2009
After graduating from Harvard, Sara Houghteling studied for her master's degree in fine arts at the University of Michigan, where she received a Fulbright Scholarship to Paris and one of Michigan's highest honors, the Avery Hopwood Award for novels. This bodes well for the young...
April 8, 2009 - 12:00am
March 18, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, March 18, 2009
Sports, restaurants and graphic novels make a variety of good reads. Baseball is getting underway, so for a behind-the-scenes look could I suggest "Under the March Sun: The Story of Spring Training," by Charles Fountain (Oxford University Press, $24.95)? Northeastern University...
March 18, 2009 - 7:39am
March 4, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, March 4, 2009
Award-winning Minnesota poet Larry Schug just sent me his new book, a gem called "Arrogant Bones,"(North Star Press, $12.95). Schug works at the College of St. Benedict, by St. John's University, where Sen. and poet Eugene McCarthy went to schools. Schug's down-to-earth, sardonic...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 25, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 25, 2009
A new book sheds new light on a well-known historical educator. "Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington," by Robert J. Norell (Harvard University Press, $35) is a fine new look at a historical figure who has suffered a bad rap for too long. Booker T. Washington has taken...
February 25, 2009 - 10:50am
February 11, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 11, 2009
I'm proud and happy to work for newspaper organizations who still believe it's important to publish news about books and the folks who write them. In the past few years I've gotten the impression that other newspapers consider books as little more than competition for their own...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Jan. 28, 2009
"Your Heart Belongs to Me," is not a sappy Tin Pan Alley lyric, but the title of a new thriller by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $27).
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 21, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Jan. 21, 2009
Several years ago, my friend novelist Carolyn See wrote a tell-all book about her family's century-long love affair with alcohol addiction, written with her usual literary flair. See is a fine California novelist ("Rhine Maidens," "Making History") who doesn't get enough attention...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Jan. 14, 2009
Years ago, I saw a wonderful Twilight Zone episode in which a small time newspaper editor sold his soul to the devil in order to save his newspaper. The devil was played by Burgess Meredith, who arrives at the newspaper and tells the hero he is a linotype operator and would like to...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
December 31, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Dec. 31, 2008
Two talented upper Midwestern writers with ethnic interests headline today's book report. The first is by University of Wiscosnin-Superior poet and fiction writer Anthony Bukoski. It's a collection of short stories, Bukoski's fifth book, entitled "North of the Port" (Southern...
December 31, 2008 - 12:00am