A senior at Bethel University, Jenny Hudalla is pursuing degrees in journalism, Spanish and reconciliation studies. Having graduated from New Richmond High School in 2011, she served as editor-in-chief of the Tiger Rag before taking a job as editor-in-chief of Bethel's student newspaper, The Clarion. After completing her internship with the New Richmond News, Hudalla plans to move on to a career in social justice.
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I’ve spent five years learning how to tell a good story. Writing workshops, journalism classes and back-to-back internships at The New Richmond News have all taught me proper syntax, language and style, and the thank-you letters I receive from people I’ve interviewed reassure me that I’ve represented them well. But since I returned from my semester abroad in Spain, there has been one story I can’t seem to tell: my own. This summer at The News has been a blessing in many ways. I’ve been able to reconnect with my hometown and process my time away with my family.
Perhaps no one knows their way around New Richmond better than two geographic information systems interns working for the city. From late July to early August, Nick O’Brien of Hudson and Hollie Auchterlonie of Lindstrom, Minn., walked the sidewalks of New Richmond, inspecting their condition and creating an inventory map for the city.
Every morning, Pastor Ryan Schroeder rises before the sun to sit alone in a makeshift office under the stairs of his New Richmond home. With nothing but a steaming cup of tea, a Bible, a notebook and candlelight, the 5 a.m. prayer hour is the only constant in his day. “It might sound trite, but prayer is the one thing that stays the same,” he said. “I do it religiously, habitually, every single day.” By the time Schroeder hears his 4-year-old son, Noah, thundering down the stairs at 7 a.m., he knows it’s time for quiet reflection to give way to the day’s work.
The third annual Miller’s Corner Community Celebration is right around the corner, and local residents are gearing up for a night of family fun. Slated for Tuesday, Aug. 12, the celebration will take place from 4-7 p.m. at the Miller’s Corner Mall, located at the crossroads of County Road TT and Cherry Lane in Roberts.
A third New Richmond teenager has been linked to a string of rural burglaries that occurred in May. Austin Alderman, 18, has been charged in St. Croix County Circuit Court with two felony counts of burglary of a building or dwelling, two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property, one misdemeanor count of theft and one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property. According to the criminal report, a St. Croix County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a property in the Town of Cylon for a burglary complaint May 27.
A Roberts man faces a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, as well as misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Isaac Rayfield, 37, was arrested in Somerset on July 18 after the Somerset Police Department received information that Rayfield was wanted by Wisconsin Community Corrections for violating his probation. According to the police report, Officer Brian Edwards spotted Isaac J.
It’s not every day that a lifelong Twins fan gets pitching advice from Hall-of-Famer Bert Blyleven. But that’s exactly what Eric Powell, a New Richmond native and stage three cancer survivor, got before he threw the first pitch at the Twins’ game against Cleveland July 21 at Target Field. “One minute I was taking a picture with him in the press room, and the next minute he was telling me how to throw the ball to home plate,” Powell said. “It was pretty cool.”
Twelve-year-old Phoebe Dunleap loves to perform. She also has Down Syndrome, but that doesn’t stop her from soaking up the limelight on stage with her adaptive cheer squad, the Firecrackers...
Charli King (also known as Kaye Kastens) always knew she wanted to open her own business, and on July 14, that dream came true. After months of preparation, Charli and her husband, Sam, opened CK’s Embroidery LLC, a custom embroidery shop located at 575 N. Knowles Ave. An EmbroidMe franchise purchased from the United Franchise Group, CK’s Embroidery specializes in garment printing, custom apparel, promotional products and screen printing.
New Somerset Elementary Principal Chris Kamrath has arrived, and while he’s all set to decorate his office with books and pictures of his family, Kamrath is especially excited to unpack a more unique display: his extensive collection of Minnesota Twins bobbleheads.