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DNR enacts no-wake zone on St. Croix River
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Tuesday's Results: Golfers advance to sectionals, two softball teams eliminated
A busy start to the week for area high school sports teams
SCC grads Kayla Pabst, Josh Freyholtz qualify for NCAA track nationals
Thursday's Results: New Richmond baseball sweep gives Tigers a share of MBC title
New Richmond soccer closing in on first conference championship
Learning to run a business
SCC Elementary students show courage
Grandparents invited to St. Anne Catholic School
FBLA duo places at state for second time
Dressel in, Gunther out as president of Somerset Board of Education
St. Croix Valley communities powered up for a week of fun
Music therapy program seeing success at Deerfield
Pair of Free Little Pantries to open soon in Hammond
Shady Ridge Farm open house spotlights new llama babies
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CITY OF NEW RICHMOND: Ad For Bids- 2017 Crack Filling
VILLAGE OF SOMERSET: 2017-18 Liquor License Applications
VILLAGE OF STAR PRAIRIE: 2017 Liquor License Applications
NEW RICHMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/17/17 Board Meeting Minutes
NEW RICHMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/8/17 Work Session Minutes
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Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Letters to the Editor -- May 18 Edition
Harsdorf Column: Building drug abuse prevention alternatives
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Editorial: Nursing home workers care — and we should, too
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September 18, 2009
State agency gives $25,000 to child care provider allegedly overpaid in Wisconsin Shares program
State officials have been trying to get back $103,000 overpaid to a Milwaukee child care provider in the Wisconsin Shares program. But the same agency gave Latasha Jackson another $25,000 check this week. According to the Journal Sentinel, the money was for child care Jackson provided...
September 18, 2009 - 9:00am
April 29, 2009
Child care delivery vans now need alarms
State lawmakers gave their final approval Tuesday to making child care delivery vans have alarms, so drivers don't leave any kids behind. The Assembly OK'd the mandate 99-0, after the Senate passed it on a voice vote. It now goes to Gov. Jim Doyle, who's expected to sign it. Milwaukee...
April 29, 2009 - 9:00am
April 16, 2009
Child care center enforcements up 50 percent from 2007
State officials are keeping a closer eye on child care centers. The state's Bureau of Early Childcare made more than 1,200 enforcement actions last year. That's up 50 percent from 2007, even though the number of day-care centers remained about the same. Those actions ranged from...
April 16, 2009 - 9:49am
April 10, 2009
Wisconsin will get $34 million for child vaccinations and child care for needy families
Wisconsin will get $34 million in federal stimulus funds to provide more child care to needy families and protect more kids from diseases. The White House said yesterday that Wisconsin would get $3.9 million to expand child vaccinations. Almost 84 percent of Wisconsin kids have...
April 10, 2009 - 9:07am
Letter: Health care focus should be on care
To the Editor: Recently I developed an infection that required a visit to a local health clinic. When I called the clinic and identified myself, the receptionist's first question was whether I still had insurance. After I assured her that I did, she made an appointment for me. When...
April 10, 2009 - 7:00am
February 12, 2009
More workers, swipe cards part of Doyle plan to fight abuse in child care program
Gov. Jim Doyle has announced part of his plan to reform Wisconsin Shares, the state-funded child care program for the working poor. On Wednesday, Doyle asked legislators to require that parents use electronic swipe cards whenever their kids go in and out of daycare centers. Also,...
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 27, 2009
Governor and others express need to reform child-care assistance program
Officials from the governor on down are expressing the need to reform Wisconsin's child-care assistance program. And they're also blaming each other for the fraud and abuse the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel uncovered over the past two days. Sen. Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin, said she...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 26, 2009
Four sisters rake in more than $500,000 through loophole in welfare law
In Racine, four sisters take care of each other's 17 children, and you're paying for it. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says the four are in-home child care providers under the Wisconsin Shares program.
January 26, 2009 - 12:00am
January 1, 2009
Letter: Respite care helps families in region
To the Editor: As a respite volunteer with FamilyMeans, I see firsthand how small acts of kindness can make a big difference for families in our community. One example is the story of a family who has a child with autism. Last Christmas, decorating the tree was a disaster and the...
January 1, 2009 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
Care packages heading to soldiers in Iraq
New Richmond Middle School students are learning the valuable lesson of selfless giving this holiday season. Approximately 60 care packages...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
November 20, 2008
Health care deductibles increasing across the state
More Wisconsin families are spending at least $1,000 a year on health care before their insurance benefits totally kick in. The Mercer consulting firm says the average deductible has more than doubled from last year's amount of $500. They averaged just $250 back in 2000. Raising...
November 20, 2008 - 9:00am
November 6, 2008
Wisconsin health care referendums win in landslide
Near final returns show that voters across Wisconsin voted overwhelmingly for non-binding health care advisory referendums election night. The health care referendums ran ahead of every contested election on the ballot, even running 18% ahead of Barack Obama. With 21 of 22 referendum...
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am
October 23, 2008
Two due in court in what's called state's biggest case of child care fraud
Two Milwaukee women are due in court today (Thursday) in what's called the biggest case of child care fraud in state history. Shartavia Adams, 23, and her mother, Bernice Watson, 41, are both accused of bilking at least $360,000 in state subsidies. Prosecutors said Adams was licensed...
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am
LETTER: Harsdorf on the front lines
To the Editor: As long as I have been around, I have heard from politicians about health care reform. We need less talk and more action. Sheila Harsdorf is working on the frontlines to help get us affordable health care in western Wisconsin. While partisans are calling for a government...
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Health care hot topic on state campaign trail
Only 13 percent of Wisconsinites in a recent poll cited health care as the top issue in the presidential race. But it's a sizzling topic among those running for the state Legislature. Last year, the state Senate passed the tax-funded Healthy Wisconsin plan in which employers would...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am