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June 7, 2013
EDITORIAL: Funding crisis solution lies with legislators
The St. Croix County Board and the county's Health and Human Services Board have taken a lot of heat in recent weeks for their debate related to the future of St. Croix Industries, the county-run vocational program serving adults with disabilities. Officials have been leaning toward...
June 7, 2013 - 10:01am
May 31, 2013
EDITORIAL: What's happening? Information lacking from police dept.
Two weeks ago, a reader inquired at the New Richmond News office why we'd not reported anything on break-ins at several downtown businesses. Upon checking with the New Richmond police, we were advised via an e-mailed response from a supervisor Tuesday, May 21, that "those cases are...
May 31, 2013 - 8:32am
May 24, 2013
EDITORIAL: Grace Place move makes perfect sense
The proposed move of Grace Place into a larger facility in New Richmond appears to be progressing forward. At a New Richmond Plan Commission meeting May 7, city officials determined that the former Deerfield Gables nursing home building is zoned properly if the transitional housing...
May 24, 2013 - 12:27pm
May 17, 2013
EDITORIAL: County office search may have better solutions
After proposals were sought from the private sector, St. Croix County is no closer to finding a home for soon-to-be-displaced employees at the Health and Human Services building in New Richmond. Because only one lease offer was received, for the old County Market building in New...
May 17, 2013 - 11:34am
May 10, 2013
EDITORIAL: WeTEC sale is big win
When it came to decision time, the New Richmond City Council did the right thing and decided to sell the city-owned WeTEC building. Carrying a price tag of $225,000, the 43,000-square-foot building that Wisconsin Lighting is getting is a pretty good deal. But the city is getting...
May 10, 2013 - 9:29am
May 3, 2013
EDITORIAL: Breathe easier!
May is "Clean Air Month" and what better time could there be to celebrate this important resource that we all need for our health and survival. In conjunction with this month's celebration of clean air, American Lung Association's State of the Air 2013 report was released last week. Here...
May 3, 2013 - 10:07am
April 26, 2013
EDITORIAL: Message clear: Many schools in need of funding flexibility
Last Thursday's budget hearing in front of the Joint Committee on Finance in Baldwin was an eye opener for many in attendance. The requests related to the budget were wide ranging - everything from funding for courts, tobacco education programs, education and land conservation efforts. Those...
April 26, 2013 - 8:48am
April 19, 2013
EDITORIAL: St. Croix County's sirens will sing much less often
Thanks to a new notification system being implemented by St. Croix County, the warning sirens in our communities will sound less often in the future. That's a good thing, as too often the sirens sound a warning that turns out to be nothing in most of the county. With the county's...
April 19, 2013 - 11:51am
April 12, 2013
EDITORIAL: Chamber effort should draw some attention
The New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce is about to embark on a new "shop local" effort. Under the direction of a newly established Promotions Committee, the local chamber and its membership will try to better support existing businesses in the community. The group also seeks...
April 12, 2013 - 8:25am
April 4, 2013
EDITORIAL: Should facility be free of levy support?
New St. Croix Health Center Nursing Home Administrator Jack Williams seems to be on the right track. In his report before the St. Croix County Health and Human Services Board Monday, Williams said it's his aim to keep the New Richmond-based facility operating well into the future....
April 4, 2013 - 10:12am
March 30, 2013
EDITORIAL: Cast your ballot!
State elections officials are expecting light voter turnout for local elections Tuesday, April 2. Approximately 20 percent of eligible voters are expected to cast a ballot in the spring elections, which decide races for town and village boards, school boards and city councils. There's...
March 30, 2013 - 7:23am
March 22, 2013
EDITORIAL: Library site decision a challenging one
The city's consultant working to identify a preferred site for the new or expanded public library got it right when they determined that the present location is the best one. With its high visibility, pretty location and close proximity to the heart of New Richmond, few could argue...
March 22, 2013 - 10:05am
March 15, 2013
EDITORIAL: Let the sunshine in
March 10-16 is "Sunshine Week," but this designated week doesn't have anything to do with the spring sun that we're all craving (although we wouldn't mind seeing a bit more of that). The week, instead, has to do with our elected officials and public employees and their willingness...
March 15, 2013 - 8:57am
March 8, 2013
EDITORIAL: When it comes to state budget, no bulls in china shop
Mike Huebsch, secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Administration, stopped by the New Richmond News office on Tuesday morning. He'd driven from Wausau during the height of a powerful snowstorm to deliver a message to western Wisconsin residents. He could have stopped short of his...
March 8, 2013 - 10:45am
March 1, 2013
EDITORIAL: At this year's parade, look for family-friendly zones
Many of the downtown bars and eating establishments will be allowing alcoholic beverages in front of their buildings on March 17. For one hour prior to the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New Richmond until one hour after the parade, the city will allow people to drink in front...
March 1, 2013 - 8:59am