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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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.
According to an email sent by New Richmond Fire Chief Jim VanderWyst, all fire departments in St. Croix County have issued burn bans that went into effect on Wednesday, Aug...
Taxes could go down a bit for residents in the New Richmond School District, but don't get too excited -- the tax dip will likely only last one year. The New Richmond School District Board of Education voted Monday to approve a preliminary budget with a $1 million "under levy" while keeping expenditures at $30.29 million, based on a written report by Fiscal and Building Operations Director Brian Johnston. Johnston's report said that the district will carry over $1.629 million from the 2012-13 budget.
Traffic was rerouted just after 3 p.m. Monday for a crash at the intersection of Highway 64 and Highway 65 on the north side of New Richmond. Initial reports indicated...
In June, St. Croix Central Elementary School Principal Steve Sanders was selected as the winner of the Roberts Good Neighbor Award. On Friday night, the now retired educator received a similar honor by earning the Hammond Heartland Days Award. According to Lions Club member Cory Bonte, the annual award winner is determined by a community nomination and voting process answering the question of "who has the biggest heart in Hammond."
Two Hammond women were injured Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle rollover crash while driving west on Highway 64 about a quarter mile east of 190th Street. According to Capt. Jeff...
New Richmond Public Library Director Scott Vrieze will trade one New Richmond library for another. After spending the past eight years at the Friday Memorial Library on First Street, he has been hired by WITC to serve as the director of Learning Resources for the college's four campuses in New Richmond, Ashland, Rice Lake and Superior.
Logan Parnell, 9, of the Town of Somerset, was tardy on his last Thursday of third grade -- sports day. Without a really good excuse, he wouldn't be able to participate in his class sports day. But Logan did have a good excuse. He was helping a neighbor through a medical emergency. As Sheila Parnell, Logan's mom, began driving him to school that day, she came to a T-intersection just feet from her driveway, looked right and turned left.