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Two cops, administrative aide gone from Prescott department
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New Richmond library holds first public engagement session
Update: Prescott man charged with attempted homicide in stabbing case
crime and courts
Million Calorie Burn is underway in New Richmond
Friday's Results: New Richmond, SCC football open with wins; Somerset loses wild battle
Fall Sports Preview: New Richmond football is young, but retains its lofty goals
Fall Sports Preview: Somerset football looking to turn things around
Fall Sports Preview: St. Croix Central begins state title defense on Friday
Donnelly has progressive plans for SHS education
Education student hones teaching skills at American camp in Latvia
Saluting second semester honor roll students at Somerset High School
Kiwanis honors Kier by donation to early literacy
Sales training making a comeback at WITC
Bucklew keeps Navy wing flying
Meet Libby, Overdrive's new one-tap reading app from your library
Panelists announced for John Doar History Trail Celebration
Bette Stephens named 2017 Ox Cart Days Grand Marshal
Maciel takes over as lead pastor at Faith Community
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CITY OF NEW RICHMOND: 9/5/17 Plan Comm. Public Hearing
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Ad For Bids - HVAC Upgrade
WI DNR WPDES PN Lakeside Foods
Heights Finance Corp vs Joseph Redden
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 8/24/17, Case No. 17-CV-303, Candace Evenson
John "Joe" Kelly, 86
Travis J. Gillen, 29
Raymond John Wynveen, 83
Patrick W. McGurran, 82
Debra Joan Stanek, 60
Bill Rubin column: Real estate values finally recover
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Editorial: Conservation success story continues to soar
Letters to the Editor
Editorial: The fair is still the fair
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May 28, 2015
Our View: Successful first chapter for 2015 graduates
Friday night was a time of appreciation and bragging for the New Richmond and St. Croix Central school districts. Both districts held their commencement exercises for the Class of 2015 and it was time for both high schools -- staff and the departing seniors -- to make note of their...
May 28, 2015 - 9:05am
May 21, 2015
Our View: Local government requires participation
Typically, when we New Richmond News reporters cover public meetings we are one of just a handful of people in the audience. In fact, at some municipal committee meetings, we might be the only people at the meeting who aren’t voting members or municipal staff. We think it’s shame...
May 21, 2015 - 8:58am
May 15, 2015
Our View: Schools must ask for your money, but not cities or counties
The St. Croix County Board last week approved a $20 million bonding package for a new county-run nursing home with a dementia care unit. Once completed the facility will replace the county’s aging and publicly subsidized nursing home. Geothermal heating and cooling units will add...
May 15, 2015 - 12:20pm
May 7, 2015
Our View: Skaters should speak now or forever hold their peace
The move to build a skateboard park for New Richmond youth was dealt a blow at last week’s Park Board meeting. If it seems like the idea came out of nowhere in the first place, it’s because it pretty much did. City staff along with Park Board members and City Council officials...
May 7, 2015 - 9:24am
April 30, 2015
Our View: A streak no one is proud of
This week is the fifth straight week we at the News will have a front page story on someone losing their life. Four of the deaths have involved vehicle accidents while the other revolved around a suicide. The latest one, in which a New Richmond man died as the result of a car-pedestrian...
April 30, 2015 - 11:30am
April 24, 2015
Our View: Best of New Richmond on display this weekend
A weekend like this doesn’t come around too many times a year. With a quad-fecta of high-profile community events, the best New Richmond has to offer will be on full display. STATE OF THE CITY: On Friday morning, the city government will put its best foot forward with a “State...
April 24, 2015 - 9:21am
April 16, 2015
Our View: Do you know what to do if a tornado strikes?
Considering the history of New Richmond, one would think that our community is well prepared if a tornado were to strike. But, it’s been nearly 116 years since New Richmond was leveled by the tragic June 12, 1899, tornado that claimed 117 lives. It’s still the ninth-deadliest...
April 16, 2015 - 10:22am
April 9, 2015
Our View: Develop a shared vision for the future
Election Day has come and gone. Now is the time for unison, agreement and cooperation for villages, towns and school boards. The public has made their call and decided the candidates elected on Tuesday are the best candidates to serve and make decisions for the foreseeable future. So,...
April 9, 2015 - 9:39am
April 2, 2015
Our View: Don't forget to vote on Tuesday, April 7
This isn’t one of those elections you see coming from a mile away. Citizens haven’t been bombarded for months on end by robocalls, mailers and TV commercials from candidates and special interest groups. Locals probably haven’t been solicited to donate money and time to campaigns,...
April 2, 2015 - 8:36am
March 26, 2015
Our View: Cost estimates put Commons, library projects in question
When word came back last week that costs to renovate the Community Commons building would top $20 million, it was a punch to the gut for all the stakeholder groups that have an interest in the project. The high price tag means it is now all but certain that neither the school district,...
March 26, 2015 - 3:22pm
March 19, 2015
Our View: Sunshine Week is all about open government
The news business this week -- March 15-21 -- is observing Sunshine Week. It is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. In the United States, the government isn’t something to which citizens must swear an oath...
March 19, 2015 - 8:50am
March 12, 2015
Our View: Don’t hold your breath for tax reciprocity
A glimmer of optimism broke through with last week’s revelation that Wisconsin and Minnesota were talking once again about tax reciprocity. But far bigger and far darker storm clouds of pessimism persist because Minnesota and Wisconsin have been talking for six long years already...
March 12, 2015 - 3:42pm
March 5, 2015
Our View: Health Center property more than just bricks
Just over 25 people showed up for a ceremony Monday morning marking the demolition of the former Health & Human Services (HHS) offices building at the St. Croix Health Center campus. Over more than 115 years, that county property up on the hill at 1445 N. Fourth St. has served...
March 5, 2015 - 9:34am
February 26, 2015
Our View: Don't let fear of extremists control you
One of the big headlines in this week’s news has been the terroristic threats on malls across the world, including one close to home, the Mall of America. Most people from this area have probably been to the mall on multiple occasions or at least a time or two, so it hits close...
February 26, 2015 - 12:43pm
February 19, 2015
Our View: Harsdorf, Knudson get crack at altering Walker's budget
Harsh criticism has followed Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed new budget, particularly as it pertains to spending cuts for the University of Wisconsin System and K-12 public education. Wisconsinites can’t be blamed for asking why, in the midst of a booming national economy, our state...
February 19, 2015 - 10:06am