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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The Lowrey Hotel will close on Aug. 31, following the non-renewal of its building lease. Over the past three months, several agencies and local organizations — St. Croix County Health & Human Services, WestCAP, Salvation Army Grace Place, United Way of the St.
Friends Tiaira Lee and Ashley Adkison have known each other for a long time. About a year-and-a-half ago, the duo started Sweet Beet Bakery, a pastry/cake catering business in Adkison's commercial kitchen on her farm in River Falls. But when the pair saw the bakery at 137 S. Knowles Ave. in New Richmond was for sale, they knew it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.
It might have taken a little longer than planned to pull together, but this winter, Somerset High School students will have the opportunity to get out onto lakes across the state to ice fish against students from all over Wisconsin.
For the third time since the property was completed a few years ago, Croft Apartments management was brought before the New Richmond City Council to discuss issues with the apartment complex.
The biggest change to 2018 Hammond Heartland Days is that almost every event during this year's festival will be moved to the tractor pull site (1800 Ridgeway St.), according to festival coordinator Dusty Anderson. In addition to the site change, the community appreciation dinner and pie/ice cream social will be moved from Thursday night to Friday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. The dinner will also include the presentation of the 2018 grand marshal and Heartland Awards. The festival runs from Friday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 12.
The Tschanz family, of Beldenville, has been riding horses for as long as they can remember. However, five years ago the family made the transition to rodeo and haven't looked back since.
Nearly three years after the closing of New Richmond's Brady's Brewhouse, the lights will once again turn on and the doors will be opened when the Muddy Cantina officially opens at 230 S. Knowles Ave. in September. "I decided to purchase the space because I loved it a lot and had been looking at it for about a year or year and a half now. The space was out of my price range for a while, but the price dropped recently and the next thing you know we are in there," said owner Patrick Conroy.
With other communities in the area already home to their own pickleball associations, and as the sport continues to grow in popularity across the country, Randy and Kathy Stanke figured it was time to start an association in New Richmond.
The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash on State Highway 46/Main Street South, north of Front Street in the Village of Deer Park at 4:04 p.m. on Friday, July 27. Preliminary investigation and witness statements indicate a 2008 Kia Sportage Sport Utility vehicle, driven by Stacey A. Robb — 44, Amery — was southbound on Main Street South. A 2005 Peterbilt semi-tractor trailer unit, driven by Chance M. Zasada — 39, Turtle Lake — was northbound on Main Street South. Witnesses report the Kia crossed the centerline and struck the semi unit head-on.
During its July 23 annual meeting the St. Croix Central School District adopted a tax levy of $6,820,521, an .89 percent increase from 2017-2018, to meet the proposed 2018-2019 budget/total expenditures of $25,872,497.30, a 1 percent increase from last year.