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Grace Place Shelter has been very busy in 2016. Nearly 350 homeless people were housed at the facility, including many children, and as this story is being written, almost 60 people are calling Grace Place their home for the holidays. During this time of year, Grace Place and The Salvation Army reach out to the community in hopes of volunteers to sign up to help ring the bell for The Red Kettle Campaign.
The New Richmond Kiwanis Club is sponsoring its annual Christmas lighting contest on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The judges will be traveling the streets of New Richmond beginning at 6:30 p.m. that evening looking at homes which have special Christmas lighting displays. They will pick the top homes as winners of the competition.
One of the biggest shopping weekends of the year is fast approaching, and the New Richmond Chamber of Commerce is creating a contest of sorts this year to spur more foot traffic at its chamber members' businesses. "Last year you saw us run some advertising in the local media to raise awareness about the importance of this day to our chamber members, local and regional economy," Rob Kreibich, executive director of the New Richmond Chamber, said. "We want to build on that effort this year by giving shoppers a financial incentive to
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region in Eau Claire has announced a public information meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13, to discuss the final design phase of the St. Croix Crossing Project in St. Croix County. Discussion items will include the layout and park amenities for the proposed pedestrian/bike trail, local road alterations, and the proposed landscaping throughout the project corridor.
The U.S Department of Labor rule which would double the threshold for when full-time salaried employees are no longer automatically eligible for overtime pay has been put on hold. Currently, employees are automatically eligible for overtime unless they make more than $23,660 a year, but the rule would lift that to $47,476.
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Wisconsin DOT reminds the public to slow down and Move Over Nov. 14 through 18, join the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and other organizations across the nation in protecting those who protect us during Traffic Incident Response Week.
Center will host grand opening Nov. 15 St. Croix County will open the doors of the new St. Croix County Health and Rehab Center with a grand opening ceremony 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the campus located at 1445 N. 4th St., New Richmond. The ribbon cutting and opening ceremony will begin promptly at 5 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend this event.
The Hammond Facade Committee has announced that Trent Schug the owner of Schuggy’s American Grill and Tap House has received a zero percent loan for $25,000 earmarked for renovations to the front of his building. Schug purchased the former Rustlers and is in the process of remolding. A mid-January opening is scheduled. The Hammond village board and the facade committee would like to encourage any business in Hammond that would like to upgrade the front of their business to apply. Some restrictions apply so please stop at the village hall for an application and more details.
The City of New Richmond will host a public open house meeting 5:30-7 p.m., tonight, Thursday, Nov. 10, at the city street shop at 1006 North Dakota Ave., (one block north of the intersection of North Dakota Avenue and North 4th Street). The purpose of the open house is to discuss the upcoming reconstruction of North 4th Street, which is tentatively scheduled for 2017. City staff and a representative from the engineering company Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. will have stations set up with various preliminary design concepts to view and discuss.