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Cooking oil spread along Hwy. 65; man cited
Wisconsin statewide news roundup - Aug. 25
Wisconsin statewide news roundup - Aug. 24
Fire destroys town of St. Joseph trailer home
Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
St. Croix Central football plays Thursday at Mondovi
New Richmond wins opening Middle Border Conference girls golf match
2016 Preview: New Richmond soccer playing it game by game
2016 Preview: Somerset soccer wants to be better than average
2016 Preview: New Richmond girls tennis reloads with young talent
New Richmond Board of Education approves new course as part of healthcare pathway
Bezek looks to hold the line on spending in Somerset School District
Bobbie Guyette is the new NR Supervisor of School Nutrition
St. Croix Central: Tax levy, mill rate approved at annual meeting
Phillips-Medisize partners with college students and new graduates
Russells named grand marshals for Ox Cart Days parade
Prairies are the focus of Saturday program
Summertime fun in New Richmond
Photo slide show: Kruschke family hosts Farm City Day in New Richmond
VIDEO: Sights and sounds from Hammond Heartland Days community dinner
arts and entertainment
Village of Somerset - Ordinance A-634
Village of Somrset - Ordinance A-635
Squaw Lake Rehabilitation & Mgmt District Annual Meeting Notice
Village of Somerset - Ordinance A-633Z
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Jennell Bond, 30
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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
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
February 18, 2015
Our View: A glance at what's on your Viewpoints pages
We’ve been hearing some confusion among community members about some of our Viewpoints content in recent weeks, so we’re taking this opportunity to clear things up a bit. Editorial: By definition, an editorial is the opinion of the newspaper as an institution. Here at the News...
February 18, 2015 - 2:51pm
February 12, 2015
Our View: Plenty of better ways to recognize veterans
It’s an understatement to say that New Richmond has an active community of veterans and military servicemembers. The military tradition is very strong in the city. American Legion Butler-Harmon Post 80 has a tremendous static display of a fighter jet in its parking lot. VFW Post...
February 12, 2015 - 10:52am
February 5, 2015
Our View: Recent progress on skate park site is encouraging
Back in October we published an editorial calling for the school district and the city to cooperate on bringing a skate park to New Richmond’s youth. That was shortly after a proposal to put a skate park in the Paperjack Greenway – spurred by a conditional $40,000 donation –...
February 5, 2015 - 9:57am
January 29, 2015
Our View: Judges made the right appointment
The judicial appointment of Kristi Severson to the position of St. Croix County Clerk of Court happened without much fanfare, more than two months after last November’s election. In the end we agree with the judges’ appointment, but the case deserves a little scrutiny — and...
January 29, 2015 - 11:20am