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Wisconsin roundup: Report alleges conflicting info given to voter-ID seekers; Assembly Dems seek DA probe into Walker John Doe leaks, 9 more state news stories
Man, woman accused of sexually assaulting child
State law stipulates when headlights must be turned on
Painting the town orange and black
Wonder why the flags are at half staff?
crime and courts
New Richmond football wins Homecoming battle; St. Croix Central returns to win column
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
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
arts and entertainment
City of NR - Request for Proposals - Qualified Multidisciplinary Consultant
City of New Richmond - Ordinance #486
Request for Proposals - WITC Snow Removal
Village of Somerset - Sept. 8 Special Meeting Minutes
Village of Star Prairie - Oct. 5, 2016 Public Hearing Notice
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Tom Forrest, 85
James E. Stewart, 62
John William Stephens, 87
Sister Irene LeMire, CSJ, 93
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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
March 9, 2013
LETTER: Community support was amazing
To the Editor: Many times I have started this letter ... just never sure of how or where to begin. So I will lead where my heart takes me and let my fingers do the walking. If you've not seen our story in the New Richmond News, our daughter has epilepsy. Her seizures are one grand...
March 9, 2013 - 7:48am
March 8, 2013
LETTER: School board should televise meetings
To the Editor: While relaxing and watching a broadcast of the New Richmond City Council and observing the fine way Mayor Fred Horne runs those meetings; it occurred to me that the New Richmond School Board meetings are not televised. My thoughts, like a reflection in the cow pond,...
March 8, 2013 - 11:49am
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 7, 2013
LETTER: Theater troupe thanks audience members
To the Editor: Willow River Players would like to thank the community for participating in "Ole and Lena's Wedding" for the last two weekends. We are excited to report we were able to raise $500 for the Carla S. Kelley Scholarship Fund from the dollar dance. We would also like...
March 7, 2013 - 9:47am
March 3, 2013
LETTER: Walker promotes contentious issues
To the Editor: Our Republican Governor, Scott Walker, apparently has a very short memory. After two years in office in which everything pertaining to his program was filled with controversy, he now wants all to forget the past and be friends. Since being elected governor, more than...
March 3, 2013 - 8:05am
March 2, 2013
LETTER: Administrator's contract should be nixed
To the Editor: On March 5, 2013 the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors will consider a five-year contract for St. Croix County Administrator Patrick Thompson. The contract has been revised removing the deferred compensation and Exceptional Performance Incentive Compensation (EPIC)...
March 2, 2013 - 8:04am
March 1, 2013
LETTER: Labeling people is poor policy
To the Editor: I disagree with Ingrid Kizen's letter to the editor of Feb. 21, "Gun control needed across nation." Labeling people as mentally ill, and creating a national list of those labeled, is an abuse of human rights and dignity. Allowing a group of professionals (or is it...
March 1, 2013 - 10:02am
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
February 28, 2013
LETTER: County offices should remain in NR
To the Editor: With the recent auction of county land in New Richmond, there have been veiled references in the local papers to razing the St. Croix County Health and Human Services buildings in New Richmond and moving this department to Hudson. Why the secrecy? Why the hurry? Has...
February 28, 2013 - 11:01am
LETTER: Labels help our local schools
To the Editor: Thank you to the anonymous person that dropped off a large bag of Our Family and Campbell's labels at my doorstep. These labels, plus milk tops/bag milk strips and box tops help our schools immensely. Box tops are 10 cents each, milk 5 cents each, Family Fresh 5 cents...
February 28, 2013 - 10:00am
February 23, 2013
LETTER: County should reject contract proposal
To the Editor: From 1975 to 1987, U.S. Senator William Proxmire from Wisconsin awarded a monthly Golden Fleece Award targeting wasteful government spending. The time has come to bring the Golden Fleece Award back. For failing to pursue with due diligence and research a beneficial...
February 23, 2013 - 9:48am
LETTER: Gun control needed across nation
To the Editor: Outlawing assault-type weapons may not be sufficient to achieve gun control. Most of the recent mass shootings were committed by persons who were mentally ill. We must find a way to prevent such mentally unstable persons from having access to guns. Current commitment...
February 23, 2013 - 8:49am
February 22, 2013
EDITORIAL: State focuses on individual well-being
New Richmond is a few steps ahead of the state of Wisconsin when it comes to focusing on the well-being of residents. Last week, Gov. Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker declared 2013 to be the "Year of Well-Being" in Wisconsin. The year will apparently focus on four main...
February 22, 2013 - 9:15am
LETTER: Disrespectful letter upsets reader
To the Editor: In response to Jim Schroeder's letter on Feb. 14. I guess I don't know if I am more upset that Jim referred to the president of the United States Barack Obama as "Emperor Oh-Bah-Mah" four times in his letter or the fact that Editor Jeff Holmquist allowed it to be...
February 22, 2013 - 7:47am
February 21, 2013
LETTER: Residents need to be considered too
To the Editor: On Feb. 13 the Somerset Amphitheater Interim Conditional Use Permit (ICUP) was brought before the Village of Somerset Public Safety Committee. The recommendations of this committee will be acted on at the Somerset Village Board Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The village...
February 21, 2013 - 9:46am