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The New Richmond Area Community Foundation is hosting its annual "Celebrate Our Legacies" event on Tuesday, June 4. It is open to the public. The gathering, held at R&D Catering Convention Center near New Richmond, begins at 6 p.m. with a social time. The program runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hors D'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. RSVPs are requested at 715-246-3999.
Almost two-thirds of Wisconsin's corn crop has been planted. Officials say over 20 percent of the crop was put into the ground last week but corn planting is still 21 percent below the average for the past five years. Wisconsin is the only Midwest state with less than 80 percent of its corn planted.
Credit Forum News Service Minnesota Mayor arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct HALSTAD, Minn. -- The city's mayor was in jail after being arrested Monday on allegations of criminal sexual conduct, terroristic and domestic abuse. Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton said Steve Sortland was arrested after a traffic stop about 4:35 p.m.
The reward for information leading to the arrest of individuals involved in the killing of a bear has grown. Several organizations and individuals have added to the initial $500 reward, and now the incentive stands at $1,750. On or about February 24, conservation wardens with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources received a call about a dead bear. The bear was found freshly killed with its head cut off and the body in the ditch off of Rice Lake Road in Somerset Township. From the evidence collected at the scene it appeared the person(s) cut the head off in the middle of the road.
It was a day John Soderberg didn't know if he'd ever witness. In the shadow of the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge, area business leaders, residents, politicians and media representatives gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking event for the St.
Jerrod Berget was without equal on Saturday as he set a new course record at the Veterans Memorial Run 5K in New Richmond. Berget, a New Richmond alum and recent graduate of UW-Oshkosh, where he ran track and cross country, crossed the finish line at the Community Commons in 15.55. That was over a minute ahead of Jack Utzman, who finished second.
By splitting games with Division 1 opponents Chippewa Falls and Superior last week, the New Richmond baseball team placed itself in position to earn a home game in the opening round of the WIAA tournament series next Tuesday. The Tigers received the seventh seed in the WIAA Division 1 seeding meeting held on Sunday. By virtue of their seed, the Tigers will play at home next Tuesday in the opening round of the regional tournament. Their opposition will be Merrill, which was seeded 10th in the sectional tournament bracket. Monday's Tiger game at Prescott was rained out.
Track fans will see lots of red and blue uniforms at the Bloomer Division 2 sectional meet this Thursday. That's because Somerset and St. Croix Central both advanced large groups of athletes through the St. Croix Central Division 2 regional meet on Monday. Somerset came away with the boys championship in Monday's meet, while the Spartan girls placed fourth. St. Croix Central took second place in both halves of the meet. Somerset and Central will rank among the most heavily represented teams in Thursday's sectional meet.
Outstanding depth that carried over to every event led the Somerset boys track team to its second straight Middle Border Conference championship. The Spartans won the 2013 boys title in the meet held at Ellsworth last Tuesday. The Spartans were able to achieve the championship by being willing to try all events.
The New Richmond girls were running to win. The Tiger boys were hoping to compete. While the New Richmond girls put together a strong showing at last Tuesday's Middle Border Conference track championships at Ellsworth, it wasn't quite enough to win the championship. The Tiger girls finished with 169 points, five points behind Osceola. New Richmond's boys were hoping to stay within reach of Somerset and Prescott, the top two teams in the conference.