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County to raze portions of Health Center campus
New Richmond Council discusses major project funding
Challenger drops out of New Richmond City Council race
crime and courts
Somerset's Praschak loses close match in semifinals
Somerset girls basketball defeated in regional final
Dowd finishes fifth at state wrestling meet
Somerset girls basketball holds off St. Croix Central; advances to Saturday's regional final
New Richmond's Dowd to place at state wrestling tournament
Bullseye! Archery Club takes off at SCC
NRHS students on pace to read 5,000 books this year
NRHS student named National Merit Scholarship finalist
Somerset’s got talent
Inaugural NRHS STEM Night a success
Farm, Feral & Stray works with Scout to care for local free roaming cats
Local author publishes first book
Somerset Community Food Pantry seeks volunteers
Crowd flocks to Bass Lake for annual ice fishing contest
Scouts visit newspaper office
arts and entertainment
14CV486 William H Derrick vs Cerise D Staff
Town of Somerset Notice of March 3 Open House and Public Hearing
15PR11 In the matter of the estate of Robert J Kunz
Advertisement for Bids - St. Croix County Jail Master Control Remodel
15PR8 In the matter of the estate of Keith H. Johnson
Mary Mettler, 62
Steve R. Simmon, 68
David M. Riggle, 66
Floyd Engebretson, 96
Alexsis Albrightson, 17
Our View: Don't let fear of extremists control you
Letters to the Editor: Feb. 26, 2015
Editor's Notebook: When bad fortune turns good
Sarah Sez: News reporter delivers difficult goodbye
Letters to the Editor: Feb. 19, 2015
Get Out! Deals
July 5, 2013
EDITORIAL: Budget bill should be limited to dollars and sense
When the Wisconsin Legislature and Gov. Scott Walker start talking about the state's budget, one would think the discussion might be limited to issues related to the spending of taxpayer dollars. Sadly, the state's budget bill often morphs into something that incorporates measures...
opinion / editorials
July 5, 2013 - 9:22am
June 27, 2013
LETTER: Be careful what you wish for
A 60-year-old couple were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. The husband took his wife to a fine restaurant; with the best wine, table cloth and silver. The wine was expensive and delicious. As they finished the second bottle of wine a fairy appeared. She said, "I must...
opinion / letters
June 27, 2013 - 10:05am
June 21, 2013
EDITORIAL: Find a home for new skatepark
Discussion about a skatepark in New Richmond can be traced back to at least 2005, when the YMCA announced plans to install a facility for skateboarders and inline skaters. Since then, various skatepark backers and enthusiastic kids have developed plans and raised money for a new...
opinion / editorials
June 21, 2013 - 10:21am
June 16, 2013
LETTER: Cyberbullying needs to be stopped
To the Editor: A concern of ours currently is cyberbullying. This topic came to our attention when we watched a movie called "Cyberbully." Cyberbullying can be malicious and has taken many teens' lives. Cyberbullying has gotten worse and easier because there is more technology now...
June 16, 2013 - 8:13am
June 15, 2013
LETTER: Gun control is needed in our nation
To the Editor: The second amendment states that people have the right to bear arms. But when the second amendment was made, people only had muskets. Now people have fully automatic machine guns with 30-round clips. It's obvious that guns need to be more controlled, especially with...
June 15, 2013 - 8:12am
June 14, 2013
LETTER: City should focus on young people
To the Editor: We are concerned with the lack of adolescent activities available to the citizens of New Richmond. We feel rather than build another auto parts store, we could dedicate the money to something more progressive in the community. We feel that this is important to our...
June 14, 2013 - 8:12am
June 13, 2013
LETTER: Does program own enough land?
To the Editor: It's interesting, but not surprising, to read that both Sen. Harsdorf and Rep. Severson are working hard to cut funding for Wisconsin's Stewardship program. Rep. Severson noted that "Wisconsin already owns 1.6 million acres of land;" ...(snip)... "do we really need...
June 13, 2013 - 11:10am
LETTER: Support the local backpack program
To the Editor: The reason we are writing this letter is to inform you of the backpack program. Since the town has been growing, more families have been in need of food. The backpack program helps support them with the food they need. The backpack program is important because it...
June 13, 2013 - 8:15am
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...
opinion / editorials
June 7, 2013 - 10:01am
LETTER: Public needs to speak out about SCI
To the Editor: I am shocked and appalled at how low our public officials will stoop. As the owner of an Adult Family Home, I was frustrated when my funds were again cut to the point where I may have to close my doors. This has been a continual tactic of Northern Bridges, the fund-managing...
June 7, 2013 - 8:02am
June 1, 2013
LETTER: County should stand true to mission
To the Editor: Is our county board so obsessed with money it has turned its back on our elderly and disabled? On June 4, the St. Croix County Board will vote on stopping funding for St. Croix Industries, a business which has served people with disabilities for almost 40 years. They...
June 1, 2013 - 10:36am
May 31, 2013
LETTER: Drive nets two tons of food
To the Editor: The Five Loaves Food and Clothing Center sends a huge thank you to the mail carriers and residents of the New Richmond School District for participating in the May 11 National Letter Carrier's "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive. Mail carriers left donation bags and information...
May 31, 2013 - 10:35am
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...
opinion / editorials
May 31, 2013 - 8:32am
May 30, 2013
LETTER: St. Croix Industries should continue operating
To the Editor: As a family member of a disabled adult, I must speak to the issues facing our County Board and St. Croix Industries. Life can change in an instant for anyone. Due to a traumatic brain injury induced by a cardiac arrest, my brother was left permanently disabled due...
May 30, 2013 - 10:34am