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WisDOT puts the brakes on construction for holiday travel
UPDATE: Offender at large after taking van at MCF-Lino Lakes
Complaint: Meth, scale among items seized in raid
Wisconsin roundup: Lawmakers continue UW tuition freeze, drop 2018 tuition cut; 10 more state news stories
Somerset High School graduates Class of 2017
crime and courts
Thursday Sports: Track teams all qualify athletes for WIAA state meet
New Richmond girls soccer proves it deserves to be called champions
Monday Sports: MBC baseball champions crowned, track regionals held
Teamwork drove St. Croix Central girls to MBC track title
Middle Border Conference boys golf battle came down to the final shot
Somerset High School graduates Class of 2017
Broken back can't stop Viebrock from racing
Nelson brothers: Through tragedy they have triumphed
Learning to run a business
SCC Elementary students show courage
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Second Pea Soup Medallion Hunt clue announced
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
St. Croix Valley communities powered up for a week of fun
arts and entertainment
PUBLISHED NOTICE: Acuity v. Justin L. Smith; Case No. 17-SC-882
TOWN OF RICHMOND: 2017 Liquor License Applications
TOWN OF ERIN PRAIRIE: 2017 Board of Review and Open Book
CITY OF NEW RICHMOND: Ad For Bids- 2017 Crack Filling
PROBATE NOTICE: Jean T. Roach Estate; Case No. 17PR31
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Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Letters to the Editor -- May 18 Edition
Harsdorf Column: Building drug abuse prevention alternatives
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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
September 19, 2008
Milwaukee school district to consider dissolving
Could you imagine Wisconsin's largest school system going under? It's being talked about in Milwaukee, after the School Board voted 6-3 last night to look into dissolving the district. The surprise vote came after Superintendent Bill Andrekopolous and several board members gave...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
August 22, 2008
Kern makes quick return to Somerset Schools
Darren Kern is replacing himself as the Director of Pupil Services for the Somerset School District. Kern resigned his position in Somerset a few weeks ago to take a similar position at the Osseo (Minn.) School District. Kern said he had second thoughts on the decision to leave...
August 22, 2008 - 12:00am
July 11, 2008
Schools reimbursed $27,000
The Somerset School District received a $27,819 reimbursement from the state last week as part of the Department of Public Instruction's 'Keeping The Promise' aid plan. Funds totalling $5.4 million went out to 127 school districts around the state.
July 11, 2008 - 12:00am
May 23, 2008
District selects co-op over City utility
Dennis Horner, City of New Richmond administrator and utility manager, presented his case for providing power to the new schools before the New Richmond School Board Monday night. Horner and his colleagues suggested that the City utility company had exclusive rights to provide the...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am
May 2, 2008
Meet St. Croix Central's new superintendent
The St. Croix Central School Board made an offer to David Bradley, current administrator at Charles City School District in Iowa, for the superintendent position in the SCC district. The decision came following a day featuring a round of interviews that began at about 9 a.m. on April...
May 2, 2008 - 12:00am
April 18, 2008
Letter: Day of silence not good for kids
To the Editor: If your child's school observes the homosexual sponsored "Day of Silence" on April 25, parents should consider keeping their children at home. This is a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools. By remaining silent, the intent of the pro-homosexual...
April 18, 2008 - 12:00am
March 21, 2008
School districts feeling pinch of higher diesel prices
Lots of Wisconsinites did a double-take when they first saw diesel fuel prices go above $4 a gallon. But school districts and their bus-fleets must live with that hard reality so will taxpayers when the next tax bills come out. Even a small district like Neillsville which has...
March 21, 2008 - 12:00am
March 4, 2008
School vandals plead guilty and get probation
Nine months to the day after Hudson and New Richmond high schools were vandalized, eight of the 14 Hudson High School graduates accused in the case pleaded guilty and heard their sentences. After first rejecting a plea agreement presented by special prosecutor Rich White of the Eau...
March 4, 2008 - 12:00am
February 29, 2008
Letter: Virtual schools work for some families
To the Editor: I am a self-employed person in Holmen, Wis. My wife and children recently traveled to Madison as a show of support for virtual school. We, as a family, had high expectations the politicians on this day would act like adults and come together on a compromise promoting...
February 29, 2008 - 12:00am
February 15, 2008
School District has immediate space needs
While the Somerset School District referendum is an attempt to deal with the long-term needs of the District, there is an immediate need to decide on what will be done with the space crunch in the District for the 2008-09 school year. The Board of Education has been meeting to decide...
February 15, 2008 - 12:00am
February 8, 2008
Letter: K-5 school plan offers plenty of positives
To the Editor: While I certainly respect the feelings and comments of those who support housing two grades per elementary school, it is my opinion that K-5 in each school is far more beneficial and I highly support this decision. I hope that the supporters of the fore mentioned will...
February 8, 2008 - 12:00am
January 25, 2008
Somerset working to get Safe Routes to Schools
Walking to school may get safer in Somerset. The Safe Routes to School Task Force is looking at applying for the Safe Route to School (SRTS) grant to improve the main thoroughfares to the school campus. The roads currently identified are Church Hill Road, Highway 35 from the Dairy...
January 25, 2008 - 12:00am