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In a quiet residential neighborhood, Family Medical Surgical Center has been providing a health care alternative in New Richmond for the past 17 years. Now, as the community grows around it, the small clinic is adding to its staff to better meet the needs of patients. The most recent addition to the staff is Dr. Taylor Neff, a general practitioner who began seeing patients two weeks ago. Tracy Renn, a clinical nurse specialist, recently joined the staff as well. "We've been here for 17 years but we're almost like a secret in New Richmond," said Mary Kruschke, clinic office manager.
A 100-year-old New Richmond church welcomed a high-powered visitor last week. The Most Rev. Benjamin Nzimbi, archbishop of the 4.5-million-member Anglican Church of Kenya, Africa, stopped by Sts. Thomas & John Episcopal Church for a presentation, question-and-answer session and refreshments. About 35 church members and community members attended the gathering on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The tiny church was near capacity when the event began. "We have come to the United States so that we may be able to see you," Nzimbi told the group. "We have come here to encourage our brothers and sisters.
The New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce is changing colors. In an effort to better promote the community to visitors, potential residents and future businesses, the Chamber has unveiled a new logo and marketing program. Chamber members got their first look at the new artwork and promotional ideas at the organization's annual meeting Wednesday, Jan.
Life has a way of changing directions when we least expect it. Beau Peterson, rural New Richmond, knows that fact better than most. He is starting his own photography business out of his home basement studio, even though it was never in his long-range plans. Peterson was gainfully employed at Andersen Windows a few weeks back. After five years of working in the double-hung window area, he expected to make a career at the Bayport facility. But in December, Andersen's permanently laid off hundreds of workers.
Last year the St. Croix Art & Culinary Show was a pleasant surprise for those attending. This year, art and food lovers can hardly wait for the second annual event on April 21. The show, sponsored by the New Richmond Rotary Club, was such a hit in its inaugural year that organizers are expecting even bigger things in 2007. This year the event will be at the new R&D Banquet Hall, south of New Richmond. "People really took a risk by buying tickets last year," said Jo Wrich, one of the show's organizers. "They didn't know what they were going to get for their money.
Sergeant Sarah Spinks has a desk job in Iraq. As a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard, the 1999 New Richmond High School graduate is among the thousands of U.S.
A momentary lapse in good judgment resulted in a fiery explosion at a local business, sending two to the hospital. Joe Dubak, an employee at Anything Goes Salvage and Thrift near New Richmond, was cutting up a truck for scrap metal when the accident occurred Dec. 29. According to Bonnie Glassel, owner of the business, Dubak had cut the gas tank off the vehicle and started using a torch on the metal piece. "He didn't get the gas out of it first," she said. "It just exploded on him and he was engulfed in flames.
After months of discussion over liquor license approvals in New Richmond, the City Council appears ready to uncork the issue for more comprehensive debate. Faced with two requests for Class B licenses at its Monday meeting, the council tabled the items until a new committee studying liquor license ordinances can meet. County Market and Kwik Trip are both seeking permission to sell liquor. The first meeting of the group is slated for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Civic Center.
Wells Electric and Gift Shop is changing its business focus. Since the business opened in downtown New Richmond in 1909, Wells has served the community through appliance and other retail sales. Signs went up Monday alerting customers that the retail portion of the business would close. According to co-owner Marie Peirson, the giftware and appliance showroom operations would end over the next few months. Wells Electric's electrical construction and service and appliance parts and service operations will remain open, she said. The service business plans to remain in the same location for t
The New Richmond Community Foundation has developed a new fund to benefit area readers. The Friday Library Fund has been established and is accepting donations. Susan Sroka, a member of the Friday Library Board, said the fund is beyond $20,000 and growing.