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Oliphant Brewing, Wisconsin Lighting among businesses of year
Official ribbon-cutting at Jimmy John's
Rims were targeted in New Richmond, Hudson thefts
New Dairy Queen now open for business
Wisconsin roundup: Snow brings 3-day weekends to thousands; some Kohl's stores to shrink; 7 more state news stories
crime and courts
Thursday's Results: New Richmond wrestlers, SCC girls basketball advance in WIAA playoffs
New Richmond's Bryce Younger, Nathan Fehlen to wrestle at state tournament Thursday afternoon
Steven Moncada a first-time state qualifier for Somerset wrestling team
Larson to represent St. Croix Central at 2017 WIAA state wrestling tournament
Western Wisconsin Stars score first playoff victory since 2008
High school principal vacant in Somerset
Disarray: Community questions district’s commitment to academic rigor
Students participate in Mathcounts regional, advance one to state
Board approves slew of reallocation funds recommendations: New Richmond School Board
NRMS announces 2016-2017 second quarter honor roll
Getting dirty for hunger
PHOTO: Kiwanis donates to NR police department
NR chamber to host 'State of the City' Friday, Feb. 24
Watercolor painting class held at Hazel Mackin
Local game designer seeing success
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Lien Sale Notice - Sunnyside Super Storage, Units C03, C30, C40, E14, J16, K16
17PR15 In the matter of the estate of Craig W Campbell
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/8/17 Transit Subcommittee Open House
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2017 Road Weight Restrictions
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James A Route, 82
Robert L.Peterson, 82
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Letters to the Editor
Striving for a healthy community
City of New Richmond kicks off its comprehensive plan
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July 14, 2016
Police: Roberts shooting death ruled suicide, but still under investigation
Authorities were at a home in Roberts for more than 24 hours after a shooting death there that remains under investigation. Roberts Police Chief Aaron McWilliams said officers were dispatched at 1:06 a.m. Tuesday to 11 E. Ida St. for a man with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim...
News/crime and courts
July 14, 2016 - 3:00pm
December 21, 2015
December 2015: Body pulled from Willow River ID'd as Hudson native
Editor's note: This story is from December 2015. Authorities confirmed Monday that a body pulled from the Willow River over the weekend belonged to a Hudson native. St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott Knudson said Monday the body of 20-year-old Madeline Brekke was...
December 21, 2015 - 3:16pm
August 20, 2015
Sheriff's office: Prominent lawyer's death appears accidental
Polk County authorities said preliminary indications are that a prominent western Wisconsin lawyer’s death was accidental. Owen Williams, a former St. Croix County district attorney and practicing lawyer who worked around western Wisconsin, died Monday at his home. “It’s...
August 20, 2015 - 9:40am
May 21, 2015
Missing Dunn County man found dead in Glen Lake
A body was pulled from a St. Croix County lake last week by authorities searching for a missing man. St. Croix County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Scott Knudson said a male body was discovered at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, near a dam in Glen Lake. Authorities for two days had concentrated...
May 21, 2015 - 9:10am
April 17, 2015
Death at scene of Somerset house fire ruled a suicide
A man found at the scene of a Town of Somerset house fire last Wednesday morning died as a result of suicide, according to authorities. Emergency...
April 17, 2015 - 11:09am
Update: Body found in Apple River identified as St. Paul man
UPDATE (11:00 a.m., April 17): The body found Sunday in the Apple River was identified as a St. Paul man, Somerset police announced Friday....
April 17, 2015 - 11:08am
April 2, 2015
'Are you OK?' — a stand-up comic's take on mental health
The loss of life by suicide has become all too familiar a story across St. Croix County. In 2011 statewide, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 792 suicide deaths, 18 of which occurred in St. Croix County. Currently, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in...
April 2, 2015 - 8:42am
January 8, 2015
Prescription overdose deaths on the rise
Since the heroin epidemic struck young people in Hudson in recent years, St. Croix County Medical Examiner (ME) Patty Schachtner has been dealing...
January 8, 2015 - 10:27am
December 22, 2014
St. Croix Central grad arrested in Duluth murder
A man with local ties has been arrested as a suspect in a murder that was committed at a Duluth, Minn., supermarket Thursday, Dec. 11. Jesse Alan Dahlstrom, 35, of Duluth, was arrested at the scene and taken to the St. Louis County Jail on a preliminary second-degree intentional...
News/crime and courts
December 22, 2014 - 10:33am
December 11, 2014
Medical examiner, sheriff target drug abuse in 2015
Illegal drug use and the consequences are major problems facing their departments, said the St. Croix County medical examiner and sheriff as they made their annual reports to the County Board on Tuesday, Dec. 2. “Two-thirds of our unnatural deaths are due to drug addiction and...
December 11, 2014 - 10:30am
September 19, 2014
Lake City man charged in shooting death of girlfriend
A 22-year-old Lake City, Minn., man was charged in St. Croix County Circuit Court on Monday, Sept. 15, with felony counts of first-degree intentional...
News/crime and courts
September 19, 2014 - 12:54pm
June 9, 2014
UPDATE: Deer Park man dies from injuries suffered in motorcycle crash
A Deer Park motorcyclist died from his injuries two weeks after he was involved in a crash that killed his wife. According to a press release from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office, Robert Kastens, 88, died at Regions Hospital on Saturday, June 7, due to complications resulting...
June 9, 2014 - 4:26pm
February 3, 2014
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal train vs. truck crash
One person is dead after a train vs. truck crash just east of Roberts on Monday, Feb. 3. Benjamin C. Morgan, 53, of Hudson, was killed when...
February 3, 2014 - 11:24am
January 25, 2014
UPDATE: Man identified in fatal snowmobile crash
A New Richmond snowmobiler lost his life Saturday in a crash on a snowmobile trail in the Town of Stanton north of the Laurel Supper Club. The snowmobiler was identified as Eric D. Herbison, 48, of New Richmond, according to Conservation Warden Paul Sickman with the Wisconsin Department...
January 25, 2014 - 11:14pm
December 17, 2013
UPDATE: Body of Roberts man found at railroad bridge in New Richmond
The body of a white 26-year-old man was found hanging from beneath the railroad bridge over the Willow River in New Richmond on Tuesday morning,...
December 17, 2013 - 8:35am