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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Police and public works matters were on the agenda at the Monday, June 9 meeting of the Roberts Village Board. Officer Aaron McWilliams requested permission to apply for the COPS grant, which the board unanimously approved. The grant would provide state funding for 75 percent of a new officer’s salary for three years, making it easier for the municipality to increase its police coverage.
New Richmond's annual Park Art Fair and the Blues & Brews Fest took place June 7 and 8 at Mary Park. Fairgoers enjoyed the work of area artists despite rainy weather.
Eleven years after graduating from New Richmond High School, Josh Newville is making national and international headlines as the lawyer spearheading the fight for marriage equality in North and South...
A 20-year-old New Richmond man was convicted of four felony counts of possession of child pornography May 30 in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Jacob N. Harmeling was sentenced to...
The illness responsible for the absence of more than 100 New Richmond Middle School students on Wednesday, June 4, has been identified as the norovirus, according to District Administrator Jeff Moberg. Sometimes called the stomach flu, the norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach and large intestine and spreads quickly in closed environments like school buildings. Such was the case for the middle school, as 115 students stayed home with the virus and an additional 40 were sent home throughout the day last Wednesday.
Well, I’m back. Back in New Richmond, back at The News, back in the country. Almost a year has passed since I completed my first internship here, and although I’m still processing many of my experiences, I can tell you one thing: I’m not the same person who walked through the door of The News in June 2013. I’ve always been a small-town girl, but my desire to see the world finally led me to pack my bags and move to Segovia, Spain, last fall. During the four months I spent abroad, I learned more than I ever could have dreamed.
When Colleen O'Shaughnessy bought the boarding kennel off Highway 65 in 2003, she didn't intend to start a nonprofit rescue program for abandoned cats and dogs. However, the absence of a rescue facility in St. Croix County prompted O'Shaughnessy to found Gregory's Gift of Hope, which she operates alongside Mally's Sunshine Kennels. Gregory's has saved countless animals from being euthanized, but the shelter's consistent lack of funding has put its future in danger.
Since February 2009, the staff at Westfields Hospital has gained three more pairs of helping hands — and paws. Every month, three devoted dogs and their handlers volunteer as part of the hospital's dog therapy program, which was launched by social worker and dog-lover Suzanne Ballantyne. "The therapy program has been a wonderful asset to Westfields," Ballantyne said. "Our handlers and dogs are exceptional. They brighten the whole mood and atmosphere of the hospital."
Four-year-old Bree Parent has been tested for 14,000 different health disorders, and she doesn't have a single one of them. For most parents, this would be fantastic news. But for Aaron and Ashley Parent of New Richmond, it's nothing but frustrating.
Flowers aren't the only things flourishing in St. Luke's Lutheran Church's meditation garden. Since its inception three years ago, the garden has seen many a weary wanderer find rest under the shade of its towering ash trees, and church leaders are continuing to develop the garden into a place of peace and tranquility for the community.