Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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After moving to New Richmond five years ago, the Roller family has been learning the ins and outs of being a family band that performs bluegrass and gospel songs. On May 25, the family took a big step forward as a band by performing in the KSMU Youth in Bluegrass contest at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.
For the last several months, the St. Croix Central School Board's Communication Plan Committee has brainstormed ways for the board to be more intentional with communicating the achievements and accomplishments of the district to all stakeholders.
On the 120th anniversary of the New Richmond cyclone of 1899, the community remembered those who were lost, and celebrating the heroes of the renewal of “The City Beautiful.” The 117th tree was planted at Cyclone Park on Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m., the time the catastrophe struck. At the same time, church bells were rung throughout the city to pay tribute.
The city of New Richmond and Friday Memorial Library are again asking the community for its input in regards to the creation of a new library to serve the community. "This summer, we will be working on a variety of community conversations as we move into the building project. It is going to be a three-part series of presentations from StudioGC," said interim library director Jennifer Rickard. "The first conversation with the community will help us determine what people want from the library."
United Fire and Rescue spent four hours from late Wednesday, June 12, to the early morning hours of Thursday, June 13, battling a house fire in Hammond Township. The fire and sheriff's department were called to 1794 110th Ave., Hammond, at 11:02 p.m. for a structure fire that was filling the home with smoke.
Often times, when a zoo welcomes a new baby animal into the world, it holds a naming contest to let the community have a chance to get involved. Going along with that tradition, the Como Zoo and Conservatory recently posted a link on their Facebook page to name a newborn zebra foal at the zoo.
The New Richmond City Council discussed a variety of topics during its Monday, June 10 regular board meeting, including the New Richmond Fire & Rescue district contract agreement, the Freedom Park Trail project, and the municipal management software. NRF&R district contract agreement During the meeting, the council heard from City Finance Director Rae Ann Ailts, who was speaking in place of Fire Chief Jim VanderWyst, regarding the New Richmond Fire & Rescue District Contract Agreement.
After 33 years in the New Richmond School District, Paperjack fourth grade teacher Hope Nadeau will close the book on her teaching career and start the next chapter of her life.
Although she started her teaching career later than most, Hillside Elementary fifth grade teacher Elizabeth Erickson doesn't regret going into teaching.
Leading this year's Pea Soup Days parade will be Beckah and Bryce Whitlock, who were named grand marshals by the Pea Soup Days committee. "The Whitlocks are good people. Beckah is the Somerset Chamber Executive Secretary and is exceptional. She really got the Somerset Chamber back functioning in a great way. We appreciate her and her husband Bryce for their efforts and wanted to honor them," said Pea Soup Days committee member David Bracht.