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Wisconsin roundup: Report alleges conflicting info given to voter-ID seekers; Assembly Dems seek DA probe into Walker John Doe leaks, 9 more state news stories
Man, woman accused of sexually assaulting child
State law stipulates when headlights must be turned on
Painting the town orange and black
Wonder why the flags are at half staff?
crime and courts
New Richmond football wins Homecoming battle; St. Croix Central returns to win column
New Richmond football ready for Homecoming clash with Somerset
New Richmond runners ready to put on a show in Saturday's home invitational
New Richmond girls tennis went undefeated through MBC dual season
Somerset football team looking to keep its playoff hopes alive
Painting the town orange and black
NRHS Homecoming court announced
Pair of area students publish novels
Taxes to decrease: New Richmond School District sets levy, mill rate at annual meeting
District adopts work sessions: Better communication, more transparency are the goals
WATDA Foundation donates to county fairgrounds friends
VIDEO: Heritage Weekend at the Heritage Center
The Spirit of Homecoming
Walk raises spirits and funds to battle Alzheimer’s
St. Croix Valley Orchestra seeks musicians
arts and entertainment
City of NR - Request for Proposals - Qualified Multidisciplinary Consultant
City of New Richmond - Ordinance #486
Request for Proposals - WITC Snow Removal
Village of Somerset - Sept. 8 Special Meeting Minutes
Village of Star Prairie - Oct. 5, 2016 Public Hearing Notice
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Tom Forrest, 85
James E. Stewart, 62
John William Stephens, 87
Sister Irene LeMire, CSJ, 93
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
September 20, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Boy, 13, killed in western Wis. go-cart accident; barge blamed for Eau Claire sewage leak; 10 more state news stories
CANTON -- A 13-year-old boy was killed in a weekend accident after driving his go-cart onto a rural highway in Buffalo County. Sheriff's officials say the boy was struck by a pickup truck Saturday afternoon on county Highway B in the town of Canton. The pickup was driven by a 16-year-old...
September 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
September 5, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Mondovi police looking for damaged SUV which totaled 3 vehicles; Sun Prairie man dies in domestic incident; and 10 more state news stories
MONDOVI -- Mondovi police are pretty confident they will find the late-model Jeep Grand Cherokee they're looking for. It should have a lot of damage to its front end. They want to talk to the driver who totaled three parked vehicles at about 1 a.m. Sunday, then drove away from the...
News/crime and courts
September 5, 2016 - 10:17am
September 1, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Poll: Almost two-thirds favor immigrant path to citizenship; Harley Davidson plans 200 layoffs; and 11 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- A new poll shows that almost two thirds of Wisconsin's registered voters want illegal immigrants to stay and get a path to citizenship. Sixty-two percent in the Marquette Law School poll favor letting undocumented immigrants who are now in the U.S. eventually be citizens....
September 1, 2016 - 9:24am
August 30, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON -- A wrongful death suit has been filed by the family of Jason Simcakoski, the Marine whose death sparked the controversy about the presrcibing of pain medications at the Tomah VA Medical Center. The lawsuit says the Veterans Administration accepted responsibility for "action...
News/crime and courts
August 30, 2016 - 11:09am
June 24, 2016
Forum Communications to acquire Scuttlebutt magazine
Forum Communications Company, or FCC, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Scuttlebutt magazine owned by Bromeland Publishing. Scuttlebutt magazine, based in Blue Earth, Minn. is owned by Bob Bromeland. The sale is expected to close on July 8. A letter...
June 24, 2016 - 1:54pm
June 17, 2016
Helmer Companies selling publications to Forum Communications
Forum Communications Co., or FCC, announced today it is entering into an agreement to purchase the publications and a carrier delivery company owned by Helmer Printing. The deal is scheduled to close Monday, June 27. Helmer Printing is a third-generation, family-owned company based...
June 17, 2016 - 12:02pm
May 15, 2016
WITC breaks ground for new addition
While the weather placed a delay on the official groundbreaking at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-New Richmond, it couldn’t stop the...
May 15, 2016 - 9:00am
May 14, 2016
Star Prairie Trustee Gary Peterson steps down
Village of Star Prairie Board President Chad Peterson announced Monday night, Trustee Gary Peterson would be resigning his seat due to ongoing health concerns. “Gary has resigned from the board due to his ongoing health issues. He felt that now would be the right time to step down....
May 14, 2016 - 12:00pm
May 12, 2016
One more time: Technical error means re-vote to fill board committees
The difference in meaning between “shall” and “may” meant a two-week delay in populating two of the St. Croix County board’s lead committees. Supervisors spent most of their April 19 meeting electing members to four standing committees. But after that meeting, the results...
May 12, 2016 - 8:49am
May 10, 2016
Tuesday Wisconsin News Roundup: Ryan: If Trump wants, I won't run GOP convention
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville said he will step down as a chairman of this summer's Republican National Convention if that's what Donald Trump wants.
May 10, 2016 - 8:48am
May 7, 2016
Area Forensics, FBLA teams take part in state competitions
The New Richmond and Somerset Forensics and Somerset FBLA teams recently took part in their respective state competitions. All team members performed well, according to their coaches. New Richmond Forensics The New Richmond High School Forensics team recently sent 14 competitors...
May 7, 2016 - 10:00am
May 5, 2016
Taco Bell plans facility on south side
If you’re into the Volcano Nacho or the Chicken Fiesta Taco Salad, get your appetites ready because it appears that a Taco Bell facility will be built soon on the south side of New Richmond. City of New Richmond Community Development Director Beth Thompson told The News this week...
May 5, 2016 - 8:45am
May 4, 2016
Friends of Public Education hosts Tom McCarthy
A good sized crowd of parents, teachers and concerned citizens filled the media room at the Osceola Intermediate School, Monday evening, April...
May 4, 2016 - 11:32am
May 3, 2016
St. Croix River crossing officials add cranes to accelerate project
About one-third finished, the St. Croix Crossing project heads into its prime construction season with officials hoping enough pieces will be...
May 3, 2016 - 1:52pm
May 2, 2016
Hammond board approves alcohol license for hotel
The Hammond Hotel is going to be reopening ... sort of. Owner Andrew Schmitz and manager Gary Gruber attended the Hammond Village Board Monday, April 25, to discuss the alcohol beverage license they were seeking. The board tabled the request at its last meeting on April 11 as they...
May 2, 2016 - 8:59am