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Memorial event planned for Scott Spoo
Students press the issues
Missing St. Croix River boater found alive, Minn. authorities say
Motorcyclist injured in Pierce County crash
Wisconsin roundup: Search continues for man missing on St. Croix River and more
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Brie Larkowski skating in national tournament
Thursday's Results: New Richmond tennis loses to top MBC opponent
New Richmond soccer takes early steps toward top of MBC
New Richmond baseball has the offense to be an MBC contender
Somerset baseball gets back into the MBC race
Somerset robotics shines in state competition
Students take part in Whipping Up Wellness competition
Somerset School Board's search to replace principal commences
Somerset, SCC holding proms Saturday
UW-River Falls halts rugby play amid hazing allegations
Family Fresh to hold drug take-back event
SCC Tavern League makes donation to NRPD K-9 fund
Library hosting classes on identity protection
Bee's Ice Cream named Top 10 food truck in state
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
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October 26, 2009
Assembly committee votes tomorrow on a bill to broaden sex education in schools
A state Assembly committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on a bill aimed at broadening sex education in Wisconsin schools. They're not required to offer sex-ed but if they do, they'd have to provide information about both abstinence and contraceptives in an age-appropriate manner....
October 26, 2009 - 9:00am
October 20, 2009
Governor ready to give control of Milwaukee schools to mayor; Dems opposed to plan
Gov. Jim Doyle says he has enough legislative support to hand control of the Milwaukee schools over to the mayor. But leaders in his own party are saying not so fast. Assembly Democratic Finance co-chairman Mark Pocan says he can't see how a school district run by City Hall would...
October 20, 2009 - 9:33am
School bullying bill up for a vote today in state Senate
All Wisconsin schools would have to create policies against bullying, under a bill that's up for a vote today in the state Senate. The bill also would require schools to report all bullying incidents to the state government. And the Department of Public Instruction would help...
October 20, 2009 - 9:06am
October 12, 2009
Schools may exceed revenue limits to make energy-efficient improvements
Wisconsin schools are considering their options under a new law which that lets them exceed their revenue limits to make energy-efficient improvements. It was quietly approved this year as part of the massive state budget. And already, Whitehall has taken advantage of it, by approving...
October 12, 2009 - 9:18am
October 6, 2009
New statewide curriculum announced today to stop bullying in schools
A new statewide curriculum will be announced today to stop Wisconsin school kids from bullying each other. Sue Klang, the widow of murdered high school principal John Klang, will join state Superintendent Tony Evers and a coalition of school groups at a news conference today. There's...
October 6, 2009 - 9:45am
May 20, 2009
New effort seeks to allow openly carrying guns near schools
There's a new effort to expand the number of places in Wisconsin where you can openly carry a gun. A group called Operation CarryLand has an online petition urging the Legislature to repeal the law against open weapons near schools. Right now, it's a felony to openly carry a weapon...
May 20, 2009 - 9:22am
March 27, 2009
Letter: Education most abused word
To the Editor: Unbelievable! When is enough, enough! I am referring to Brad Nemec begging for more money for the Somerset soccer fields. The school is getting 54 percent of our tax dollars already. In addition they have begged another $15,000 from Somerset Township and God only knows...
March 27, 2009 - 10:25am
March 20, 2009
NR district studies charter school idea
New Richmond school officials believe they need to start catering to a different type of learner. A charter school focusing on math, science, engineering and technology might be the answer. The state is in the process of changing the regulations in dealing with charter schools,...
March 20, 2009 - 8:00am
February 27, 2009
Letter: New Richmond schools are BMI testing our kids
To the Editor: Recently we, like many other parents, received a letter from the New Richmond School District indicating that our child was measured and weighed at the beginning of the school year as part of a health assessment. With this data a BMI (Body Mass Index) was calculated...
February 27, 2009 - 12:59am
February 25, 2009
Committee to hold public hearing on banning Indian mascots and names
The state Assembly's Education Committee will hold a public hearing March 17 on the bill that would ban Indian team names and mascots in Wisconsin public schools. Dozens of names and logos have vanished in recent years, but there are still about 40 of them out there. Under the...
February 25, 2009 - 9:25am
February 6, 2009
Second driveway for school property to be built
By the start of the 2009-10 school year, there should be a second driveway to access the Somerset School District grounds. The Somerset Board of Education has begun the process to have a second driveway constructed on school district property. This driveway would come in from the...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
Editorial: Cooperation could lead to tax dollars savings
When Wisconsin's governor and Minnesota's governor got together last week and announced that the two states would cooperate more in an effort to save taxpayer money, it was big news. States tend to enjoy operating independently and the thought of such joint-operating ideas makes...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 15, 2009
Extreme cold closes schools
The extreme cold has forced the cancellation of schools throughout the western Wisconsin area on Thursday. Among the school districts closing for the day are New Richmond, Somerset and St. Croix Central. Temperatures were near 20 below zero, with windchills around 41 below at 6...
January 15, 2009 - 12:00am
November 14, 2008
Survey shows division in community's opinions on schools
It seems that everyone in Somerset has an opinion on whether the Somerset School District should be asking for more money to build a new school or add onto the existing school buildings. Results were announced last week (from a survey of Somerset School District taxpayers.) They...
November 14, 2008 - 12:00am
October 13, 2008
Cash-strapped Milwaukee school district spending high in fringe benefits
Milwaukee school teachers get 61.5 cents in fringe benefits for every dollar in wages. That's much higher than a group of 33 similar school districts and public employers, both in Wisconsin and elsewhere. The Segal consultants of New York unveiled the figures, just as Mayor Tom...
October 13, 2008 - 12:00am