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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Soul food with a touch of magic. That's the way Christian Orosz describes the food at his new restaurant, Vudu Street Food, which opened on Friday, April 28, in New Richmond. "We serve street food, since that is a culture and type of food I really enjoy. It is something you would find while walking down the streets of Mexico or Peru. To me, that is the real food," Orosz said. "The menu was really carried over from our two food trucks in Minneapolis, so kind of like bringing the food truck inside."
Coaches at every level know they will hear from parents and athletes if they disagree with decisions a coach makes during games. In most cases, those coaches feel like their district and administration will be there to support them if they need it.
New Richmond High School held its 2018 Grand March and Prom on Saturday, April 28.
For author/illustrator Peter Brown, drawing has always been part of his life. As a child, Brown drew scenes of monsters eating lunch, alien rock bands on stage and monkey detectives wearing trench coats and sunglasses. "And I realized that if I added words to my drawings I could tell stories. So in high school and college I took creative writing classes, and pretty quickly I fell in love with writing," Brown said.
The New Richmond Fine Arts Council (NRFAC) accepting applications for student summer camp scholarships. Students currently in eighth-11th grade can apply at nrfineartscouncil.com. The NRFAC is a non-profit organization, made up of dedicated individuals who collect and distribute funds to support the fine arts in New Richmond.
Most people don't give beef processing and butchering much thought. However, a group of New Richmond High School students, who make up the SOAR Centre Farm Crew, experienced the full life cycle of the cattle they raised on the farm this school year.
The Roberts Village Board approved a proposal to lower the speed limit to 25 mph on Graham Street, from Cross Lutheran Church to Cherry Lane, and to add crosswalks at Cherry Lane/Graham Street and South Division Street/Graham Street going north/south.According to Police Chief Aaron McWilliams, the speed limit change will take effect once the signs go up.
The Monday, April 16 Roberts Village Board meeting became heated as Municipal Judge Peter Tharp defended himself against allegations from the village prosecuting attorney, village trustees and the police chief that he had been acting improperly in his role. After nearly an hour of back and forth dialogue, both sides found themselves at a standstill. With neither side willing to give in village board president Willard Moeri suggested the village may have to move forward with a legal outlet to address their concerns since the board felt like Tharp left them with no other options.
Over 100 New Richmond High School students took part in a quiet, nonviolent and respectful walkout event on Friday, April 20, as part of the National High School Walkout, which took place across the country.
According to New Richmond District Administrator Patrick Olson, long-time board of education member Chris Skoglund’s resignation from the board was accepted by the school board at its Monday, April 16 school board meeting.