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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At the end of the third day, the pair, along with coach Pat Ehlenfeldt, finished in 20th place, which was not enough to make it to the final day of the competition, but it was more than they could have hoped for heading into the tournament. The team could not have made it to the competition and wouldn’t have had a boat to use if not for the generosity of New Richmond community members, local businesses and companies. “Craig Jansen from New Richmond lent us his boat, but if he hadn’t, we wouldn’t have been able to go to the competition,”
Wisconsin has made a new offer to restore income tax reciprocity with Minnesota, so 80,000 people who work across the border can again file taxes with their home state instead of both. The latest offer does not include the State of Minnesota’s request for an extra payment of up to $6 million. Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler calls that unprecedented. Still, Chandler and state lawmakers near the Minnesota border remain hopeful that the two states can reach an agreement by Sept.
Among the items discussed during the New Richmond School District Board of Education meeting on July 21, were the additions of two new policies as well an update on Educator Effectiveness from District Administrator Jeff Moberg.
For most people, shopping on Amazon is the easiest, and sometimes cheapest, way to get the things they want, be it books, movies or anything else they could think of. However, not only is Amazon a convenient way to shop, it is also an easy way to help raise money for local organizations such as the Friends of the Friday Memorial Library. Starting this summer, Friends of the Friday Memorial Library is now one of thousands of organizations and charities shoppers can select to have Amazon give money to.
The New Richmond City Council voted 5-1 on Monday, July 21, to authorize the New Richmond Police Department to hire a 16th officer to bring its force back up to the level it was in October 2010 when Sgt. Scott Turbeville died. After nearly two hours of presentations and discussion, the council voted to approve the hire, with only District 5 Alderman Ron Volker dissenting.
Dozens of New Richmond residents and their four-legged companions turned out for the one-year anniversary party of the New Richmond Area Off Leash Dog Park on Sunday, July 20, and there was a lot to celebrate. A year ago, the park was little more than a fenced-in area atop a capped city landfill at 2202 185th Ave. It didn’t even have a proper gate at the time of the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
More than 25 people gathered at Willows-Edge Holsteins just west of Boardman on Thursday, July 17, as Ben Brancel, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, delivered remarks and toured the farm. The family farm, which is owned by Henk and Bonnie Van Dyk, was the third stop on a two-day northern swing by Brancel. He stopped at the DATCP grain inspection unit at the port in Superior the previous day, and he spent a portion of last Thursday morning at the Barron County Fair in Rice Lake.
For more than 20 years, the New Richmond High School International Club has given high school students and recent graduates the chance to experience life and learn about the history of other countries.
Balsam Millwork President/Owner Greg Nelson and his employees are picking up the pieces after a fire destroyed the company’s storage warehouse on Wednesday, July 9, at its 524 St. Croix Ave. facility in the New Richmond Industrial Park. “I was shocked when I heard what was happening,” Nelson said. “I didn’t know what to expect when I got out here to see the warehouse. But I could see the smoke in the darkness probably three to five miles away as I was driving in.”
A large crowd gathered on the hill above the New Richmond Heritage Center bandstand to hear Jodi Mealey sing during the first Heritage Hillside Series event of the summer on Wednesday, July 9.