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Fender bender on South Knowles
crime and courts
New Richmond soccer seeing its efforts pay off
New Richmond girls golf headed to sectionals after perfect MBC season
New Richmond volleyball learns from painful defeat
St. Croix Central volleyball remains unbeaten in MBC
St. Croix Central runners benefit from running at Roy Griak Invitational
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
VIDEO: Gov. Walker pays a visit to SCC’s Fab Lab
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
Gregory's Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Saturday
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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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
April 24, 2015
Editor's Notebook: My path to becoming a storm spotter
From the first time I watched the “Wizard of Oz” as a child, I was interested in tornadoes. Growing up in New Richmond — the site of what is now the ninth-deadliest tornado in U.S. history — helped turn that interest into something of an obsession. When I was 6 years old,...
April 24, 2015 - 9:18am
April 16, 2015
My Point Is: I know what Charlie Brown feels like
An 8-year-old watches his favorite National Football League team have a successful season, qualify for the playoffs, win two games on the road and narrowly fall in the conference championship game, and therefore miss out on a Super Bowl berth. The eight-year-old was dejected and...
April 16, 2015 - 10:25am
April 9, 2015
At the Speed of Life: When a lake takes a life
The ice on our lake melted in a way I have never seen before this year, from the center to the shore. It was a blustery but sunny Saturday morning, so we decided to get the kayaks wet and see what was percolating in and around our little bit of paradise. New ducks had been arriving...
April 9, 2015 - 9:36am
April 2, 2015
'Boring' is in the eye of the beholder
Every month, like clockwork, my turn comes up to write the weekly New Richmond News staff column, and every month I come up with a blank for most of the week before my column is due. I don’t know what it is, but it is always hard for me to come up with ideas for a column even though...
April 2, 2015 - 8:31am
March 26, 2015
Editor's Notebook: It's time to hit the trails
The transition from winter to spring this year was early and sudden. One week we were shoveling out from another snowstorm, and the next we were enjoying 50- and 60-degree temperatures. Snow was gone in an instant, and people were out and about enjoying all sorts of outdoor activities. Windows...
March 26, 2015 - 3:21pm
March 19, 2015
My Point Is: Being a teacher is something I couldn’t do
Who doesn’t think about it? While experiencing a frustrating portion of your job, your mind goes, “I wish I was doing something else.” I’ve done it before and without question the answer is an easy one: teacher. A little background, first. For those who didn’t read the...
March 19, 2015 - 8:44am
March 12, 2015
At the Speed of Life: How cool is school?
How many times have you found yourself saying, boy I wish they had that back when I was in school? If you read our paper you know I recently wrote a story about the first robotics competition ever held at the Somerset Middle School. The excitement in the gym during the competition...
March 12, 2015 - 3:38pm
March 5, 2015
Willi Nilli: The ups and downs of house hunting
For the second time since I started working at the New Richmond News I am once again starting the process of looking for a house to buy in the area. The first time I started looking for a new home back in 2013, I was doing it for myself as a way to get out of my parents’ house...
March 5, 2015 - 9:30am
February 26, 2015
Editor's Notebook: When bad fortune turns good
I found out recently that sometimes a car crash can be a good thing. My trusty silver 2007 Chevy Aveo was never much of a car. It was a base model that didn’t even have power windows or power locks. I bought it the day after Christmas in 2006 at a dealership in the Southern California...
February 26, 2015 - 12:38pm
February 19, 2015
Sarah Sez: News reporter delivers difficult goodbye
It is with a heavy, yet overwhelmingly excited heart, that I write my final Sarah Sez column for the New Richmond News. My heart is heavy because I’m leaving behind the News, my coworkers and the community contacts I have made; but I’m thrilled to undertake a new challenge and...
February 19, 2015 - 10:11am
February 12, 2015
At the Speed of Life: A brief history of ice fishing
With ice fishing tournament season in full swing I thought it might be worth a quick tongue-in-cheek review of how we got to this point. Toward the end of the Pleistocene Epoch, or ice age as simpler folk call it, some 12,000 years ago, a daring band of Neanderthals, snow-boarded...
February 12, 2015 - 10:53am
February 4, 2015
Willi Nilli: Remembering a childhood
As many of you know, I have experienced a few big milestones over the last year or so, including celebrating my one-year anniversary at the News, getting engaged and turning 25. This year will see even more life-changing events take place, from getting married to moving out of...
February 4, 2015 - 2:23pm
January 29, 2015
Editor's Notebook: Are you over the Packers’ loss yet?
It hurt so bad. My unhealthy level of fanaticism of the Green Bay Packers has once again cost me my sanity. In the final five minutes of the Jan. 18 NFC Championship Game, my mood quickly went from eager to anxious to ill, as the Packers squandered a prime opportunity to defeat the...
January 29, 2015 - 11:16am
December 31, 2014
Editor's Notebook: What will you do with your clean slate?
I love this time of year. No, not winter. I hate winter. What I love is when the calendar page flips from December to January. I love putting the holiday season behind me, getting back in the saddle at work and at home, and plotting a new course for my professional and personal...
December 31, 2014 - 10:12am
December 23, 2014
Sarah Sez: Reflecting on a year at the News
I am a rural girl through and through. I grew up on a hobby farm in Pierce County where I mucked out stalls, fed the cows, cared for an army of barn cats, cut firewood, refused to wear shoes until it snowed and helped raise a huge garden. I raised rabbits for 4-H, learned how to shoot...
December 23, 2014 - 2:12pm