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County to raze portions of Health Center campus
New Richmond Council discusses major project funding
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
Crown Castle Proposal to Add Antennas - 283 Hwy 35/64 Somerset
Village of Somerset Feb. 26 Special Meeting Minutes
Village of Somerset Feb. 17, 2015 Reg. Meeting Minutes
St. Croix County Weight Restrictions
City of New Richmond - Official Notice - NR Softball Association Class B License
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Our View: Don't let fear of extremists control you
Letters to the Editor: Feb. 26, 2015
Editor's Notebook: When bad fortune turns good
Sarah Sez: News reporter delivers difficult goodbye
Letters to the Editor: Feb. 19, 2015
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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
Book Report: Literary treats for the dog days
Summer will soon be upon us.
May 31, 2013 - 8:54am
May 29, 2013
New book features day hiking trails
PRESCOTT--Prescott receives prominent billing in the latest recreational guidebook to Northwest Wisconsin, "Headin' to the Cabin: Day Hiking Trails of Northwest Wisconsin," by Rob Bignell. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin counties. And while not in...
outdoors / life
May 29, 2013 - 1:13pm
May 16, 2013
Book Report: The choice is yours: Lovely poems, exploding tourism
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate. The book is "Sweet Will," published by Prairie Lights after being out of...
columns / life
May 16, 2013 - 4:36pm
May 2, 2013
Donations sought for SCC Elementary
In the wake of the fire that has closed the St. Croix Central Elementary School building, the community is coming together to support the school....
education / life
May 2, 2013 - 4:39pm
New Richmond librarians to retire after 60 years of service
When one chapter ends, another begins - that's how Bev Jacobs is viewing her retirement from New Richmond's Friday Memorial Library. Jacobs,...
May 2, 2013 - 10:43am
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
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 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
Duplex goes Down
The duplex behind the Hazel Mackin Community Library in Roberts is being demolished to make way for more parking space for the library. The expansion was approved by the Roberts Village Board during a March 11 meeting. The former property owner was required to demolish the duplex...
family / life
April 5, 2013 - 2:30pm
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