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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
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New Richmond's Dowd to place at state wrestling tournament
Praschak wins quarterfinal match at state
Dowd, Praschak advance at WIAA state wrestling tournament
SCC loses both wrestlers at state
Spartans' Mangine loses in prelim round at state
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
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June 20, 2013
Hail, wind cause damage
Monday, June 17, was another day when Mother Nature was not kind to the farmer. A narrow-pathed storm moved through the northern side of St. Croix County creating substantial damage to the corn and alfalfa crops in its path. The storm's path began around County Roads T and H and extended...
news / region
June 20, 2013 - 3:30pm
June 17, 2013
Northern St. Croix County hammered by hail, rain
The warning sirens blew in New Richmond, but storm clouds stayed to the north and east Monday afternoon around 2 p.m. Local farmer Jeff Croes...
June 17, 2013 - 3:02pm
Thunderstorms predicted for today; 700 state Guard members will lose 11 days of pay; Proposed budget goes to full Legislature; More state news
More showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for Wisconsin today as another cold front pushes through. Much of the state was dry for Father's Day, but parts of far northern Wisconsin have been hit with storms for two days in a row. Small hail was reported early last evening...
news / government
June 17, 2013 - 9:05am
May 2, 2013
More snow expected in some areas; UW reserves could hit $1.2 billion; Search goes on for kayakers missing in Eau Claire; more state news
Forecasters now say up to 18-inches of snow could fall by tonight in parts of northwest Wisconsin. Ellsworth already had 14 inches by early this morning, close to 11-inches fell near Hayward and nine inches at River Falls. Ashland had almost eight inches of snow this morning after...
May 2, 2013 - 12:13pm
SECOND UPDATE: Storm takes out power across area
An unprecedented wet, heavy May snowfall that continues to blanket western Wisconsin cut off power to thousands of homes and closed schools and some roads due to utility wires being downed by broken trees and branches. Municipal workers in Ellsworth said the village had 16 inches...
news / accidents
May 2, 2013 - 9:16am
April 24, 2013
Company asks for injunction to stop work on Stillwater bridge; Report: Voucher-school students trail public school students; more state briefs
A Minnesota construction company is asking a federal judge to grant an injunction to stop work on the new St. Croix River bridge project. CS McCrossan Construction says its bid was illegally rejected by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Last February that company was named...
news / education
April 24, 2013 - 8:56am
April 19, 2013
Over 14 inches of snow falls in some places; Utility overbills school district by $310,000; more briefs
The forecast was only for 3-6 inches, but up to 14.5 inches of new snow fell in parts of northwest Wisconsin by early today. The region could get up to another foot by the time the storm clears out later today. Hawthorn, near Superior in Douglas County, had the largest snow total...
April 19, 2013 - 8:51am
Crash Thursday on I-94 near Hwy. 95 claims life of Houlton teen
A teenager from Houlton teenager was killed during a snowstorm Thursday, April 18th after he lost control of his 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt while westbound on I-94 near Stagecoach Trail near Hwy. 95. The car crossed the median and struck the trailer of an eastbound semi- unit. The Minnesota...
news / accidents
April 19, 2013 - 8:10am
April 15, 2013
Northern reaches straffed by another dose of winter; thousands scramble to make Tax Day deadline; man held in fatal house fire, more state news
Just over six-thousand electric customers in Wisconsin were without power early Monday morning after another round of snow and freezing rain hit the Badger State. The Wisconsin Public Service utility reported 3,800 customers out at 4 a.m. in the Minocqua area. We Energies had 1,900...
news / politics / business
April 15, 2013 - 9:14am
April 12, 2013
Lawmakers mull criminalizing resale of food stamps; new Walker-driven protest rules termed 'totalitarian'; permit OK'd for 5,300-cow farm, more state news
MADISON -- A bill that would make it illegal to sell a person's food-stamp benefits was endorsed Thursday by a state Assembly committee - and it's up for a vote Friday by a Senate panel. Assembly Republican Samantha Kerkman of Powers Lake is the bill's main sponsor.
news / politics / family
April 12, 2013 - 8:45am
April 11, 2013
Utilities still toil to undo storm-related outtages; Ryan favors some facets of Obama budget; researcher charged with formula theft, more state news
Wisconsin utilities made a lot of progress Wednesday in restoring electricity but about 8,500 customers were still in the dark this morning, after a second day of heavy rains, sleet, ice and light snow. Places with freezing rain are being hit the hardest. Wisconsin Power-and-Light...
news / politics / outdoors
April 11, 2013 - 10:39am
April 10, 2013
First towboat locks through to St. Paul; tribal leader rips DNR, state leaders; brace yourself for next wintry blast
The navigation season is finally underway on the Mississippi River along western Wisconsin and Minnesota. Patrick Moes of the Army Corps of Engineers said a boat that was towing a dozen barges passed through Lock & Dam 2 on Monday night, just west of Prescott. He said Lake Pepin...
politics / outdoors
April 10, 2013 - 9:32am
March 6, 2013
UPDATED: Dive team locates second crash victim; sheriff apologizes for chief's outburst; lost K-9 located; more state news
MENOMONIE -- Members of the St. Croix EMS & Rescue's dive team were able to recover the body of Mohammed O. Malin early Wednesday afternoon, and eastbound lanes of I-94 over the Red Cedar River have been reopened, the State Patrol reported mid-afternoon. The State Patrol said Wednesday...
news / politics / accidents
March 6, 2013 - 8:44am
March 5, 2013
Wisconsin firm to build foundation for Stillwater bridge; Study shows some women dying younger; more briefs
A Wisconsin company will build the foundation for the new four-lane bridge across the St. Croix River between Hudson and Stillwater, Minn. Edward Kraemer and Sons of Plain in Sauk County was named the winning bidder Monday. The firm will get almost $37 million to build five piers...
news / accidents
March 5, 2013 - 9:24am