Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004.
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The long-awaited St. Croix Crossing bridge connecting Oak Park Heights, Minn., and the town of St. Joseph, Wis., opened to traffic at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. The 86-year-old historic Stillwater Lift Bridge will close to traffic at the same time. State and local political dignitaries gathered to commemorate and honor those who played key roles in making the bridge a reality at a 10 a.m. ceremony on the western
GLENWOOD CITY -- The St. Croix County Fair kicked off Wednesday, July 19 with an opening ceremony and flag dedication at 10:45 a.m. The gates are officially open, so head over to Glenwood City for "Hale Bales & Pig Tails." Events Wednesday include Junior Fair conference judging 12-7:30 p.m. and the Junior Dog Show at 6 p.m. For a full schedule of events and stories from the St. Croix County Fair, visit the Fair Tab here. Nolan Stodola Eagle Scout project
KNAPP -- Three people died in a fiery crash Thursday evening, July 13 on Interstate-94 between Baldwin and Menomonie. According to a news release, at about 5:44 p.m. the Eau Claire State Patrol Post received multiple driving complaints of a black vehicle that crossed the median and traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near milepost 37 at a high rate of speed.
HUDSON -- A Menomonie man suffered life threatening injuries after a semi-tractor pinned his vehicle against a cement barrier on Interstate 94 in Hudson Saturday, May 20. The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the crash around 1 p.m. near mile mark 1 in St. Croix County.
MADISON -- State lawmakers want more of a say in a trust fund for veterans' benefits, after $55 million were transferred to that fund from the King Veterans Home. The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously Thursday to make the veterans' agency notify the panel about proposed fund transfers, giving lawmakers two weeks to object. The fund transfers from King happened while the facility was delaying $20 million in needed maintenance work.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Campus Administrator Susan Lockwood was named New Richmond Business Woman of the Year at the sixth annual Women’s Business Luncheon Wednesday, May 3 at Ready Randy’s R&D Catering. Lockwood was one of six nominees for the honor.
MADISON -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to 3.4 percent, the lowest in 17 years. The seasonally adjusted rate for March dropped by 3 tenths-of-one-percent from February. A survey of almost 1,000 households estimates that total employment for the month grew by 16,000 -- but the federal government's limited survey of employers only showed an increase of 500 private sector jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Ellsworth Ellsworth has been chosen as one of six locations for a Joint Finance Committee State Budget Hearing Wednesday, April 19. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. at the Ellsworth High School gymnasium, 323 W. Hillcrest St. The public is invited to offer feedback on Gov. Scott Walker's proposed 2017-19 biennium budget to the 16 members of the Joint Finance Committee, as well as other Wisconsin legislators in attendance. The JFC will conclude taking testimony at 5 p.m.
TOWN OF LORAIN -- Two men died in a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning in rural Polk County. Polk County Sheriff’s Office received the call at 8:37 a.m. April 1 about the crash, which happened about two-thirds of a mile west of 15th Street on 357th Avenue in the town of Lorain. The caller stated two people in the vehicle were unresponsive.
MADISON -- Wisconsin continues to lag behind two thirds of the states in its pace of job creation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says Wisconsin had a year-to-year private sector job growth of 1 percent as of last September, with 25,600 jobs created during that 12-month period.