Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including Patch.com in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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Until mid July, the members of Bridge Bible Church worshipped on Sundays at the Somerset High School. Since then, the congregation has been enjoying its new digs at 701 Rivard St. in a building it owns. "We're here permanently," said Bridge Bible pastor Sean Strubbe, who joined the Somerset congregation in June. "We're here for the long haul. We also wanted to get a space that benefitted the community." While most of the building is dedicated to the church's gathering space, Bridge also leases space to two tenants: Sonshine Learning Center and the Bean Bag Coffee House.
In some ways, growing up in New Richmond has given me a head start on my new job as editor at the New Richmond News, but in other ways it keeps me further behind. I lived here from 1984 to 1996, but don't ask me too much about who was mayor then, or any seemingly significant event. I only remember that time as a kid remembers things. I knew which backyards I could cut through during bike rides, and which streets were the smoothest for rollerblading, but I had no idea what topics were on the city council agenda.
Despite temperatures in the 90s, hundreds of people attended the Border Battle Beer Fest held Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Somerset Ampitheater. The event featured beer from nine Minnesota breweries...
If you're interested in New Richmond School District's finances, you won't want to miss the district's annual meeting on Monday, Sept. 16. The meeting, which will be held at the district office at 701 E. 11th St., will detail how New Richmond schools receive funds, and how the district allocates those funds. "The annual meeting is a meeting where the budget is outlined including state aid and local levy," said New Richmond School District Superintendent Jeff Moberg. "The meeting gives a good overview of the finances of the district."
Wisconsin tied with Iowa for the No. 2 spot among states with 50 percent or more of students taking the ACT college admissions exam; and the state's composite score held at 22.1, 1.2 points higher than the national average, which was 20.9.
Two Twin Cities-area women have been charged with felony theft in connection with allegedly stealing a large number of cell phones from Walmart in New Richmond. Yolanda Louisa Coombs, 26, Minneapolis, and Tiara Lashon Ligon, 24, St. Paul, made initial appearances in St. Croix County Circuit Court on Monday, Aug. 26, and were each ordered to post $10,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing for both was set for Friday, Aug. 30.
The man who set fire to a Roberts school pleaded guilty to a charge of arson Friday in St. Croix County Circuit Court, and seven other charges against him were...
If St. Croix Central High Schools students play their cards right this year, they could go home every day without any homework, and student athletes won't fall behind in any of their late-day classes due to leaving early for competition. New to the school schedule this year is a ninth-period common study hall, which frees up both students and teachers for the final hour of the school day.
Somerset Amphitheater is planning a battle between Minnesota and Wisconsin breweries to find who ultimately makes the finest beer. The event will take place in the Amphitheater's "New Festival Area" on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 1-5 p.m.; judges and attendees will choose the winning brew from nearly 70 varieties of craft beers from across the two states.
A Town of Star Prairie man was taken into custody Friday night after a domestic disturbance led to a standoff with police at a home in the 2100 block of 100th Street near Squaw Lake. The situation ended around 10 p.m. when officers forced their way into the home, and shot a stun gun at William E. Mozeley, 54. He was then brought to Westfields Hospital for evaluation and then booked into jail where he has since posted bond. Charges are pending, according to Chief Deputy Scott Knudson of the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office.