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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The Park Art Fair got its start 50 years ago in Star Prairie, and according to Jill Van Gelder — who grew up in New Richmond and attended the inaugural event — the art fair went by a different name before it moved to New Richmond and was renamed the Park Art Fair
Good Neighbor Days in Roberts will kick off the summer festival schedule on Thursday, June 1, with its annual Community Appreciation Dinner and finish up with the annual demolition derby on Sunday, June 4.
For most students, their post high school life doesn't start until their caps hit the floor following their graduation ceremony. For New Richmond High School Class of 2017 graduate Chase Viebrock, his post college career started last year when he was approached by one of the managers of Hudson's Neo Electric about an apprenticeship in electrical wiring. "He asked me if I wanted to do an apprenticeship with them and I told him that I had never wired anything in my life," Viebrock said. "But he said that was fine as long as I showed up every day and didn't get into trouble."
After purchasing Barb's Hairtique II from Barb Kramer in 1998, Carrie Hubmer has run the salon at 127 W. Second St. for almost 20 years. However, when Kramer sold the building on Second Street, Hubmer was forced to find a new location for her shop. "So last November I put a plan in place just in case the building sold, which it did," Hubmer said. "So with the move to a new location, I decided to change the name because it still had Barb's name on there."
For the last two years, business teacher Nic Haug and family & consumer science teacher Courtney Hawkins have worked with other teachers at St. Croix Central High School on a food truck project. "The first and second years of this project are comparable. Production wise, I think we have had a slightly better end product in regards to the business plan this year. But last year — because it was our first year — there was a lot more fascination with the project from the student body, so they wanted to try everything," Haug said.
Music is a powerful thing. It has the power to relax, motivate, lift the spirits and help people express themselves. In the hands of a board-certified music therapist like Natalie Young, it can do so much more, especially for patients in the memory care unit at assisted living residences and nursing homes.
Most people have heard about the Little Free Library movement sweeping across the nation. Allison Hagen, Chair of the Friends of the Hammond Community Library, hopes to piggyback on the Little Free Library while helping the Hammond community with a Little Free Pantry (LFP).
When their first idea to help children in the hospital fell through, Somerset High School students Taylor Sporleder and Danielle Flandrick had to think quickly to find a new project idea that still allowed them to help children in their school district.
When you think about Boardman, Wis., the first thing that pops into your head probably isn't clowns running through the woods. But after reading E.B. William's "The Clowns of Boardman," you might be not be able to look at clowns the same way again.
The closing date for the City of New Richmond's purchase of the Dairy Queen property on the north side of town is set for May 17, but a pair of citizens made a last ditch plea to the city council at its May 8 regular council meeting hoping to persuade them to reconsider the purchase, or at least delay the purchase until more public comments can be solicited.