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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With the WIAA playoffs looming, the New Richmond boys hockey team is close to where it wants to be. The Tigers took one step closer to their ultimate goal by receiving the second seed in the WIAA sectional hockey seeding process on Sunday. By getting the second seed, the Tigers have the possibility of playing two home playoff games before the sectional championship game. This year’s sectional championship game will be played in Amery on March 1. The opening opponent for the Tigers will be the WSFLG co-op team out of Burnett County or Amery.
Creating bowls out of clay was a popular pastime for many people on Saturday, Feb. 8, in one of the New Richmond High School art rooms. This year’s Empty Bowl fundraiser enticed more than 55 people to spend a cold Saturday at the high school creating bowls to help raise money. “The first year I did this, we had 25 people show up for the bowl making portion and it has just grown bigger and bigger since then,” said Mark Lusardi, who teaches art in Minneapolis and is also a clay glaze chemist.
Anyone who has driven down Charleston Drive in the last month has most likely seen the giant wolf snow sculpture in the front yard of one of the houses. But very few people know that the person behind the piece of snow art is none other than New Richmond eighth-grader Morgan Meskill. “It took me at least three hours to build the big wolf,” Meskill said. “I built a smaller wolf as well, but that one only took me about one-and-a-half hours to put together.
Thomas Koop, Sr., a resident of New Richmond and an instrumental person in bringing WITC to New Richmond, passed away on Feb. 5 at the age of 91. “He was...
After a long discussion at its Feb. 4 Library Board Meeting, it was clear how the Friday Memorial Library Board felt about the preliminary designs presented using the Community Commons...
When Kimberly Hennings started her career in Youth Services at the Zion-Benton Public Library in Zion, Ill., she never gave much thought to becoming a library director.
For most elementary students, math is not a subject they really enjoy, let alone want to practice more they have to. However, there is a small group of 12 students from all the elementary schools in New Richmond who have joined to become a part of the Math Masters group, a math competition for fifth-grade students. “The students compete in groups of five, and there is an individual math facts portion, an individual story problem section and a group story problem section,” said Melissa Schulze, the elementary level Tiger Quest teacher.
The students and teachers at St. Mary's School in New Richmond celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a wide variety of events, including presentations, games and Alumni Tea.
Back in late September, Hillside Elementary fourth-grade teacher William Knutson was one of three St. Mary’s University of Minnesota faculty members to be honored with the Brother Julius Winkler Adjunct Faculty Recognition Award for 2013. Knutson, who has been teaching at St.
With temperatures reaching new lows throughout the month of January, school districts in the area closed schools multiple times due to the cold weather to ensure the safety of students.