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Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
Area schools continue to see growth, improvement on AP tests
UPDATE: Cooking oil spread along Hwy. 65
Wisconsin statewide news roundup - Aug. 26
Wisconsin statewide news roundup - Aug. 25
crime and courts
Friday's Results: New Richmond football loses battle of big plays, 52-40
Thursday's Results: SCC football tops Mondovi, 21-0
Somerset football aims for first victory of season at Menomonie on Friday
New Richmond football renews rivalry with Rice Lake on Friday
St. Croix Central football plays Thursday at Mondovi
Area schools continue to see growth, improvement on AP tests
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
New Richmond VFW Post wins fourth straight national award
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
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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Dwayne M. Krohn, 67
Walter Bice, 74
Joel E. Branjord, 52
Jennell Bond, 30
Greg H. Brinkman, 69
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 1, 2014
Senate's final agenda includes marijuana, strip-search modifications; voters deciding many referendums Tuesday; more state news
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Senate has a full agenda Tuesday, in its final meeting of the two-year legislative session. The Assembly has already called it quits, and senators will consider a number of measures the lower house has passed in recent weeks. One bill would let doctors apologize...
April 1, 2014 - 5:56am
March 31, 2014
Meager voter turnout forecast Tuesday; no arrests as Badger masses celebrate; 8 more state stories
Almost nine of every ten Wisconsin voters will stay away from the polls Tuesday in what could be a watershed moment for the state's rural public schools. The Government Accountability Board predicts a 12 percent turnout. There are no statewide contests but residents will see how...
March 31, 2014 - 9:41am
March 27, 2014
New twist sets people up for future scam; Driver’s ed teacher fails sobriety test; More state briefs
A new lottery phone scam is targeting Wisconsin consumers with callers telling people they are eligible for unclaimed Powerball prizes. The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says the scam involves the caller asking a person to pick numbers. The caller...
News/crime and courts
March 27, 2014 - 9:06am
March 26, 2014
UPDATE: Candidate Burke unveils jobs plan; personal income up slightly; 10 more Wisconsin briefs
MADISON -- Seeking to unseat incumbent GOP Gov. Scott Walker, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has released a five-part jobs plan Tuesday that involves investing in entrepreneurs and focusing on higher education. Burke says the state should invest in entire industries,...
March 26, 2014 - 9:35am
March 25, 2014
First barge hits Bettendorf while ice-breaking convoy steams into Duluth; chemo reimbursement passage expected; 8 more state stories
The wheels of commerce are moving slower than normal in the Midwest thanks to the long cold winter. The first Mississippi River northbound...
March 25, 2014 - 8:19am
March 21, 2014
Assembly passes contentious bills involving voting, asbestos; region still labeled in moderate drought; more state briefs
MADISON -- Wisconsin American Legion, Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars and Wisconsin Military Order of the Purple Heart all say they are “stunned”...
March 21, 2014 - 8:06am
March 20, 2014
Candidate profiles: Local elections set for Tuesday
County, municipal and school board elections will be held April 1. The New Richmond News sent questionnaires to candidates in contested races and their responses follow: CITY OF NEW RICHMOND Mayor: Fred Horne (i) District 4 Alderperson: Jane Hansen (i) District...
March 20, 2014 - 9:59am
March 18, 2014
Sen. Vinehout column: Lobbyists and Corporations 2; Voters 0
Should it be easier for lobbyists to contribute to campaigns? Should corporations spend more money to ask their employees to make campaign contributions?...
March 18, 2014 - 10:49am
NR aeronautics firm is among 3 Brightstar maiden grants; law-makers try to wrap up pending bills; 10 more state stories
NR aeronautics firm is among 3 Brightstar maiden grants; law-makers try to wrap up pending bills; 10 more state stories MILWAUKEE -- The BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. announced Monday that its investment committee has authorized the funding of its first three early stage Wisconsin...
March 18, 2014 - 10:00am
March 17, 2014
Bill signing Monday frees $35 million for job training; welding likely sparked sawmill fire; 10 more state stories
MADISON -- Just over 3 percent of Wisconsin's billion dollar budget surplus would be used to train new workers, under a bill Gov. Scott Walker was expected to sign into law Monday. The Republican Walker planned s a mid-morning ceremony at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville....
March 17, 2014 - 8:53am
March 13, 2014
Access to Apostle Islands ice caves to close by Sunday; Councilman quit $83,000 post for $120,000 job -- now he has neither; 10 more state news briefs
CORNUCOPIA -- Access to the wildly popular ice caves on Lake Superior at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will close for the season no later than Sunday night due to rapidly changing ice conditions, park officials announced Wednesday. As the ice on Lake Superior breaks up, it...
March 13, 2014 - 9:36am
March 12, 2014
Senate vote opens possibility of shorter school year; Harsdorf offers measure to modify DNA protocols; 13 more state stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin senators agreed Tuesday to let schools open for less than 180 days a year, as long as they achieve their required class hours. They also approved a loan program so middle-income folks can afford propane during big price-spikes like the one in January, but minority...
March 12, 2014 - 9:55am
March 11, 2014
School-start date debate rekindles; big hiring bump anticipated as spring approaches; 8 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- A nearly 20-year-old debate over when Wisconsin schools can start their fall classes is being revived again. La Crosse Superintendent Randy Nelson wants the state Legislature to end the requirement that schools wait until September first to start their new terms. To help...
March 11, 2014 - 9:21am
March 10, 2014
Task force unlikely to suggest sweeping changes for rural school funding; 'robo call' bill still in-play; more Wisconsin news
MADISON -- The head of a task force that's studying Wisconsin's rural schools says he's surprised at how much they've been stripped to the bare bones. Still, Assembly Republican Rob Swearingen of Rhinelander does not expect his panel to suggest a major financial overhaul when its...
March 10, 2014 - 9:24am
March 3, 2014
Mequon man among Oscar winners; eased frac-sand bill gets hearing Monday; more state news
Wisconsin is a big winner at the Oscars. Mequon native John Ridley won an Academy Award last night as the Best Adapted Screenplay for the film “Twelve Years a Slave.” It was also named Best Picture. Lupita Nyong'o won the Best Supporting Actress award for the film. "Twelve...
March 3, 2014 - 7:13am