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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It is often said that you can't judge a book by its cover. The same thing can be said, according to Autism Support Group of St. Croix Valley founder Peg Scott, about people with disabilities. To help reinforce that notion, as well as help raise funds for the organization, Scott gathered several of her friends with disabilities to put together a music video to enter a national contest.
A structure fire at 452 Fox Way in New Richmond was just one of the five calls the New Richmond Fire Department responded to throughout the early evening hours of Monday, Aug. 27, as a strong storm rolled through the area. The Fox Run structure fire was the result of a lightning strike, said New Richmond Fire Chief Jim VanderWyst. The department got the call for the fire at 7:54 p.m.
The New Richmond Board of Education met to discuss several topics at its Monday, Aug. 20 regular meeting, including a pair of agreements with Derrick Investments, the City of New Richmond and Bakken-Young Properties, LLC, as well as several personnel requests, the new coaching evaluation form and an update on the high school fire sprinkler system. Agreements
Four fire departments from the surrounding area converged on an apartment building located at 2695 Highway 64 in the Town of Forest to put out a fire that started in Thursday, Aug. 23, around 8:50 a.m. The building is located just west of County Road D in the Forest Township and is owned by Randell Olson, according to St. Croix County land records. The property used to be home to Theresa’s Bar before it was renovated into apartments.
The Lowrey Hotel will close on Aug. 31, following the non-renewal of its building lease. Over the past three months, several agencies and local organizations — St. Croix County Health & Human Services, WestCAP, Salvation Army Grace Place, United Way of the St.
Friends Tiaira Lee and Ashley Adkison have known each other for a long time. About a year-and-a-half ago, the duo started Sweet Beet Bakery, a pastry/cake catering business in Adkison's commercial kitchen on her farm in River Falls. But when the pair saw the bakery at 137 S. Knowles Ave. in New Richmond was for sale, they knew it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.
It might have taken a little longer than planned to pull together, but this winter, Somerset High School students will have the opportunity to get out onto lakes across the state to ice fish against students from all over Wisconsin.
For the third time since the property was completed a few years ago, Croft Apartments management was brought before the New Richmond City Council to discuss issues with the apartment complex.
The biggest change to 2018 Hammond Heartland Days is that almost every event during this year's festival will be moved to the tractor pull site (1800 Ridgeway St.), according to festival coordinator Dusty Anderson. In addition to the site change, the community appreciation dinner and pie/ice cream social will be moved from Thursday night to Friday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. The dinner will also include the presentation of the 2018 grand marshal and Heartland Awards. The festival runs from Friday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 12.
The Tschanz family, of Beldenville, has been riding horses for as long as they can remember. However, five years ago the family made the transition to rodeo and haven't looked back since.