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New Richmond football ready for Homecoming clash with Somerset
New Richmond runners ready to put on a show in Saturday's home invitational
New Richmond girls tennis went undefeated through MBC dual season
Somerset football team looking to keep its playoff hopes alive
Somerset volleyball shows its smarts in win over Ellsworth
Painting the town orange and black
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
WATDA Foundation donates to county fairgrounds friends
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
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Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Tom Forrest, 85
James E. Stewart, 62
John William Stephens, 87
Sister Irene LeMire, CSJ, 93
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Real Estate Showcase
May 10, 2012
EDITORIAL: Trail link a mighty impressive offer
When Bill and Gail Buell offered to donate a five-acre parcel of land to the city for a future trail along the Willow River, it was welcome news for those who use New Richmond's celebrated pathway system. To safely and effectively move walkers, runners and bikers from the southern...
May 10, 2012 - 9:59am
May 4, 2012
EDITORIAL: County's air gains passing grade
May is Clean Air Month and what better time could there be to celebrate this important resource that we all need for survival. Just in time for the special month, the American Lung Association's State of the Air 2012 report was released last week. It's an interesting read. The State...
May 4, 2012 - 11:07am
April 28, 2012
EDITORIAL: Being loyal to your country
Loyalty day is coming up fast, but few people even know it's about to occur. On May 1, everyone in the United States is supposed to take a moment to recognize the freedoms we all enjoy. The idea behind the special day is that we are all to show our loyalty and love of our country...
April 28, 2012 - 8:13am
April 27, 2012
EDITORIAL: Prescription meds require proper disposal
Seems like the theft and improper use of prescription medications is on the rise in western Wisconsin. You just have to read through the weekly police reports and the sheriff's report to recognize the trend. In a recent drug arrest at the New Richmond High School, stolen prescription...
April 27, 2012 - 9:12am
April 19, 2012
EDITORIAL: Listen, act and live
Listen, act and live are words that could protect you and your family during severe storm season. Listening to storm and tornado warnings and seeking shelter immediately will save lives. This week, April 16-20, is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. A mock tornado...
April 19, 2012 - 9:50am
April 13, 2012
EDITORIAL: Nursing home downsizing makes sense
Despite all the uproar over the recent decision to cut the St. Croix County Health Center nursing home's operation to 50 licensed beds, the Health and Human Service Board got it right last week when they officially endorsed the idea. Yes, St.
April 13, 2012 - 10:36am
April 6, 2012
EDITORIAL: We're #1
After several years of being ranked No. 2 in Wisconsin, St. Croix County is now No. 1 in the County Health Rankings report for 2012. The annual rankings, which were released late Monday night, are compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert...
April 6, 2012 - 9:27am
March 29, 2012
EDITORIAL: Area voters head to polls Tuesday, April 3
Next Tuesday's spring election has plenty of excitement and will hopefully attract a large number of voters. The state Government Accountability Board predicts that 35 percent of voters across Wisconsin will head to the polls April 3. The turnout could be even higher in these parts. In...
March 29, 2012 - 3:22pm
March 23, 2012
EDITORIAL: Concussion protection a no-brainer
Legislation designed to protect Wisconsin's young athletes went to Gov. Scott Walker's desk for a signature last week. The proposal, which deals with the growing frequency of concussions among student athletes, is patterned after legislation already enacted by 31 others states. Some...
March 23, 2012 - 8:43am
March 16, 2012
EDITORIAL: Incentives should benefit both new and existing job creators
When a community thinks about economic development, often a lot of attention is paid to trying to attract new businesses to town. But economic development can be achieved, too, by existing businesses in town expanding and adding jobs. In fact, in most cases, that's where most new...
March 16, 2012 - 5:48am
March 9, 2012
EDITORIAL: Week of activity should lead to optimism
This past week was a significant one in terms of the future of this community. Few stretches of time have packed in so much important New Richmond news as the past seven days. First came word that Congress had approved a bill that will allow for the eventual construction of a new...
March 9, 2012 - 7:46am
March 2, 2012
EDITORIAL: Use caution when on-the-go
Winter's here and that means the potential to get hit with an onslaught of ice, snow and limited visibility, making driving difficult -- if not impossible -- at times. To survive treacherous winter driving conditions, motorists must be patient and follow common-sense precautions,...
March 2, 2012 - 2:24am
February 24, 2012
EDITORIAL: City residents get chance to be part of process
As the New Richmond City Council and Utilities Commission inch closer to a decision on the next city administrator and utilities manager who will help lead the community, the public is invited to be part of the process. At a special open house on Friday, March 2, at Lola's Restaurant,...
February 24, 2012 - 7:52am
February 17, 2012
EDITORIAL: Suggestion box program needs fine tuning
The New Richmond City Council are asking the right questions concerning a proposed "Employee Suggestion Program." At Monday's regular meeting, the council balked at an uncapped incentive payment for employees who offer ideas that end up saving taxpayer money. An open-ended program...
February 17, 2012 - 7:26am
February 10, 2012
EDITORIAL: Be informed before you donate
It may be better to give than receive, but donors to charitable causes still need to be careful when exercising that benevolent spirit. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) urges citizens to do their homework before making donations, especially...
February 10, 2012 - 6:37am