Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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Getting into the coffee shop business hadn’t always been the plan for Heidi’s Hallmark owners Joe and Debbie Morales, but after the success of their first Bean Bag Coffee House location in New Richmond, the couple decided it made sense to open a second coffee shop. “[The coffee house] was just another unique business that we became a part of...and it is something that has been fun because it is a change from what we have been doing,” Joe said.
St. Croix Central students celebrated their 2013 Homecoming week with a variety of events from Sept. 30-Oct. 5, including powder puff football/volleyball (Oct. 4), a pep fest (Oct. 4) and the homecoming football game (Oct. 4). (Photos by Jordan Willi)
New Richmond High School students celebrated their 2013 Homecoming week with a variety of events from Sept. 30-Oct. 5, including the Varsity Show (Oct. 3), pep fest (Oct. 4) and the homecoming football game (Oct. 4). (Photos by Jordan Willi)
At its Sept. 30 work session, the New Richmond School Board appointed two board members to join a joint committee with the City of New Richmond, Friday Memorial Library and the GEN Network group to discuss the future of the Community Commons. The idea behind the committee, which was proposed by Superintendent Jeff Moberg, is to bring together all the interested parties to brainstorm potential ideas for the future of the old middle school building.
For the third year in a row, Showcase Roberts will bring together Roberts businesses and community members to foster a sense of community and help support the small businesses in Roberts.
The Hammond Town Board approved the construction of a second ball field at a meeting Monday, Sept. 23, with the hopes of completing the project by the spring.
It was in college when Sheila Fugina met her first llama, and it took just seconds for her to fall in love with the big, wooly animal. However, it wasn’t until years later that she would own one herself. “We purchased our first llama at the Minnesota State Fair 25 years ago, the first year they had a llama show at the fair, and we’ve taken llamas to the fair since 1990,” Fugina said.
Anyone who has driven through downtown New Richmond this week has most likely seen the progress and completion of the new mural on the south side wall of SAM’s Corner Bar & Grill. The mural, which depicts the “history of New Richmond,” features a large SAM’s Corner Bar & Grill logo along with scenes from the history of New Richmond with a sunset backdrop in varying shades of orange. The mural was designed and painted by Minneapolis artist Kyle Holdridge.
A public hearing to discuss the rezoning of a land parcel at 599 County Road VV in Somerset will precede the Thursday, Oct. 3, Somerset Village Board meeting, along with an application for a conditional use permit to operate a distillery in the building on that land. The application was submitted by Minneapolis residents Pat Johnson, Bryan Dalvell and Eric Cameron who are looking to convert the property into a distillery to make, bottle and sell alcohol.
A St. Croix Central Middle School student suffered substantial injuries after the car she was riding in collided with one of the metal barrier posts near the front enterance of the middle school at about 9:30 a.m.