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New Richmond area residents have seen a glimpse into the possible future of the community's public library. The Friday Memorial Library hosted the first of three "community conversations" May 21 to gather people's input about a proposed new library building, which will eventually replace the current 50-year-old structure downtown. The planning process for a new 23,000-square-foot building began this winter when the city hired the architectural firm, the Cuningham Group, to come up with possible designs.
New Richmond's Mary Park will soon transform into the festival known as the 46th annual Park Art Fair and Blues and Brews Fest, which is scheduled for June 7-8 at Mary Park. The celebration, which will play host to dozens of artists, several craft brewers and six musical groups, is organized by the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce. The structure of this year's event will remain the same as previous years, said Lisa Woletz, director of the Chamber. "We're excited about our musical lineup this year," she said.
To the Editor: The Five Loaves Food and Clothing Center sends a huge thank you to the mail carriers and residents of the New Richmond School District for participating in the May 11 National Letter Carrier's "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive. Mail carriers left donation bags and information at residences and a few days later they picked up donations left by you -- the residents. These donations required additional lifting by the 13 mail carriers on that Saturday.
The Indianhead Junior Bassmasters, the junior bass fishing club sponsored by the Indianhead Bassers adult club out of New Richmond, recently competed on the waters of the Widespread in New Richmond. The top angler at the local event was Colton Haney, who landed five fish weighing 9.4 pounds. In second was Easton Lindus, third Austin Haney, fourth Tucker Nauss, fifth Kaden Pingel, sixth Noah Lindus, seventh Lake Anderson, eighth Gavin Hessler and ninth Alex Kela. About 40 different kids ages 6-18 have fished in the Junior Bassmasters Club since it started in 2008.
Two weeks ago, a reader inquired at the New Richmond News office why we'd not reported anything on break-ins at several downtown businesses. Upon checking with the New Richmond police, we were advised via an e-mailed response from a supervisor Tuesday, May 21, that "those cases are currently under investigation and I cannot release information to you until they are cleared or closed..." So in the event the burglaries aren't solved, the community has no right to know they've even occurred? While we'd never have described NRPD as being "pro-active" with its public information practices, depar
The Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College campus in New Richmond held their spring graduation ceremony May 17. A total of 206 graduates participated in the commencement ceremony.
Leland Paulson, Clear Lake, was one of several veterans recently honored for his military service by ADORAY Hospice. The U.S.
Following the noon meal at the Deer Park Senior Center on Thursday, May 23, farewell messages were given to Carolyn Weisenberger, who has served on the Senior Center Board for several years. She is moving to Utah to be near her children. Janice Thompson, Senior Board president, spoke about knowing Weisenberger for many years and working with her on the board.
Credit Forum News Service North Dakota Downtown Williston project approved WILLISTON, N.D. -- City commissioners here voted 4-1 Thursday to sell a city parking lot to a Chicago developer who plans a $16 million retail, residential and office complex. Supporters of the six-story Renaissance on Main project say the private investment will revitalize downtown Williston, while opponents say the loss of parking could hurt existing businesses. The city will sell the lot to Nancy Kapp, president and CEO of The Renaissance Companies, for $300,000.
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Thursday approved the exploratory drilling application submitted by Gogebic Taconite, LLC.