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The New Richmond Veterans of Foreign Wars #10818 and the American Legion Post #80 will be conducting Memorial Day services on Monday, May 27, using the following schedule: Team 1 9 a.m. Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery; 9:45 a.m. Oakland Cemetery; 10:30 a.m. New Richmond Public Cemetery; 11 a.m. Knowles Avenue Bridge (in honor of Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines); 11:30 a.m. Veterans Memorial, Victoria Park. Team 2 9:30 a.m. Cylon Methodist Cemetery; 10 a.m. St. Bridget's Catholic Church Cemetery in Stanton; 10:30 a.m.
To the Editor: In the New Richmond News 5/16/13, "The downtown efforts kicking off," Mayor Fred and Mike are concerned about how "clean" our city will and should be, only saying this should be "The City Beautiful" and this important and memorable slogan should be resurrected "at any cost." It has meaning, can be remembered, and brings back our great matriarch Stella "Tewwa" McNally, who loved flowers, gardening, trees (especially the "weeping willow") and donating park land in the inner city! Mary S.
Credit Forum News Service Minnesota Frazee man struck, killed by train FRAZEE, Minn. -- A 22-year-old Frazee man died Thursday night after he was struck by a train in Frazee, Becker County Sheriff Kelly Shannon said in a statement Friday. Shannon said the victim, Sim V. Pettibone, was struck by a BNSF train about 11:23 p.m.
The proposed move of Grace Place into a larger facility in New Richmond appears to be progressing forward. At a New Richmond Plan Commission meeting May 7, city officials determined that the former Deerfield Gables nursing home building is zoned properly if the transitional housing organization were to move in. No conditional use permits would be required, although a site plan and stormwater review would be necessary if improvements are made to the property. Of course nearby residents have had some questions about Grace Place and the types of residents that would live there.
St. Croix Economic Development Corp. held its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 14. Marian Furlong, president and CEO of Hudson Hospital and Clinics, HealthPartners Family of Care, was elected to a one-year term as president. Furlong previously served as the EDC's first vice president. Paul Schwebach was elected first vice president.
Students in Rachel Sauvola's agriscience classes, along with various school and Star Prairie Trout Farm helpers, filleted enough tilapia to feed 200 people on Tuesday, May 14. The tilapia, which were raised in the school's aquaculture lab, were consumed as fish tacos on Friday, May 17, after the students completed Service Learning Day, said Karen Brummer, supervisor of food services. "We're going to toss them in flour, fry them up and serve them with a little cilantro and pico de gallo," she said. Brummer will be using funds from the food services budget to pay for the fish.
What do you like about New Richmond? City officials want to know. The community will launch its first ever Facebook page on Friday and one of the first questions asked will be "What do you like about New Richmond?" According to Mike Darrow, city administrator and utilities manager, the information will be used to begin a video project featuring the assets of the community. Darrow said the video is being produced by Dandylion Pictures, run by New Richmond natives Josh and Signe Shores. "Portions of the video will include amazing aspects of our city," he said.
Credit Forum News Service Minnesota Texas man pleads guilty in rape case WILLMAR, Minn. -- A Texas man pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for sexually assaulting a teenage girl last summer in Willmar. Sentencing for Esequiel Gomez Jr., 21, is set for July 24 in Kandiyohi County District Court. Assistant County Attorney Dain Olson noted for District Judge Donald M.
To the Editor: Wow! What a difference a class of 22 motivated New Richmond High School students can make on the Paperjack Greenway. Brad Malpert's homeroom class, along with graduating seniors Heather Halvorsen and Rose Smith, and adult volunteers from First National Bank, orchestrated a highly visible project last Friday in the creek. Students donned chest waders and jumped into the cool waters of the creek. For three hours they removed cattails that obscured the Paperjack footbridge.
The New Richmond School District recognizes that it doesn't take college credits for teachers to become better educators.