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U.S. Rep. Ron Kind had a busy day in New Richmond Aug. 22. He met with local officials concerning the proposed St. Croix River crossing at Stillwater. Kind said the discussion revolved around how to get the bridge funded now that the required approvals are in place. Kind later took an aerial tour of the region to look at the damage caused by the Aug.
River's Edge in Somerset was recently the topic of a feature story in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday. Under the heading "Destination Wisconsin," reporter Brenda Bredahl follows the history of the state's traditional supper clubs which popped up across the state over the past half century. Among the classic supper clubs, she writes, is the River's Edge, "an untouched throwback to the days when supper clubs were the places to see and be seen." The journalist makes mention of the history of River's Edge, which includes the spotting of many famous faces. Among the club specialties she recommend
New Richmond's long standing battle with Rapid Communications over local cable television service may soon be over. Rapid is negotiating the possible sale of its equipment and service in New Richmond and Star Prairie. Northwest Community Communications in Amery is the interested buyer. The New Richmond City Council last week considered a resolution allowing a change in the franchise holder.
Whenever the warning sirens sound in New Richmond, Kirk Lindell heads to his garage and opens the door. From there, Lindell often watches as the storm passes. He's looking to see if it will be a busy day at work the next day. "Call it morbid curiosity," he said. Lindell, who owns Swenby's Insurance and Real Estate, usually doesn't see much during his garage visits. Last Monday, however, he witnessed one of the more devastating storms in New Richmond's history. "About the time the trees were parallel to the ground, I knew we had a problem," he said.
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Since the New Richmond Regional Airport opened its extended runway earlier this summer, Robert Brenner and his neighbors can't believe the noise. That's why Brenner and Allan and Susan Seidling have filed a civil suit in St.
Not to be an alarmist, but Jessa Nelson can see bigger tax bills on the horizon if the area's housing market doesn't pick up soon. Nelson, New Richmond's housing program director, said as construction begins on new schools and the District borrows money, the community's continued growth is important to spread the cost across more taxpayers. Projections used to compute the cost of new schools to individual homeowners assumed that the area would keep growing at high rates, Nelson said. The growth rate has slowed considerably in recent months, however, and an end to the housing slump doesn't a
Cody Olson of Baldwin got top dollar for his pig at the St. Croix County Fair. When the bidding was finished, Cody's pig brought $12.50 per pound. It was a huge price to pay at the annual meat auction, but it was not totally unexpected. Seems a team of bidders pooled their money to jack up the price of the prize swine. Cody was diagnosed with melanoma cancer and was scheduled to begin his year-long treatment Monday, Aug. 6.
The city has survived a cyclone, floods and economically challenging times. But through its 150-year history, New Richmond has remained a force in St. Croix County despite the odds. Mary Sather, curator of the New Richmond Heritage Center, couldn't quite put her finger on why the community has continued to thrive. Nearby towns like Stanton and Cylon got their start around the mid-1800s just like New Richmond, but they have essentially dropped off the map. "Why did New Richmond survive while others didn't?
The New Richmond Golf Club is considering a plan to start a "tree farm" on the land where the current driving range is located. The club is near completion on a new, upgraded driving range and some additional land will be available for development or sale. Club officials are worried about several tree diseases which are inching their way in this direction, particularly the emerald ash borer. According to Ross Johnson, golf pro, the trees in the farm could be available if the course and other city properties suffer significant tree losses. *** St.