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 Somerset School Board wasted no time approving a trio of recommendations regarding its upcoming referendum during its Monday, Jan. 7 work session meeting.
An early morning house fire in Glenwood Township — 3234 140th Avenue — on Thursday, Jan. 3, left a house unlivable and the Glenwood City Fire Department searching for the cause of the fire. "All of the residents were out of the house. The fire cause is under investigation yet, but the fire did extensive damage to the house and it is unlivable," said Glenwood City Fire Chief Greg Holden.
For several moments in the middle of the night on Oct. 11, 2018, Bradley Traaseth wasn't sure if he'd see his father or brother ever again. A house fire that started just after midnight at his parent's 1430 Meadowlark Lane (New Richmond) home could have changed his life forever.
St. Croix Central senior Claire Frankiewicz has been a Girl Scout since she was in kindergarten. In January 2019 Frankiewicz will achieve the highest honor in Girl Scouts by completing her Gold Award project, a "Fitness Night" at SCC Elementary.
Over the last several months, the future facility plans for the Somerset and New Richmond school districts has become clearer. Somerset is hoping voters will approve an operational referendum to cover a roughly $450,000 budget shortfall, while also looking to get a capital referendum passed to update district buildings. New Richmond, on the other hand, is looking to update its athletic facilities and move its football stadium to the high school, which would allow for more sports to take place on school grounds even after the sun goes down. Somerset Referendum
According to New Richmond District Administrator Patrick Olson, the Living Well Together governance team has been busy with a variety of set up, organizing and planning action items in its first year. And it will be even busier in its second year as it looks to continue to build relationships and hold events in 2019.
It has only been three months since Officer Aaron Anderson took on the position of School Resource Officer, but both the New Richmond Police Department and the school district couldn't be happier with how things are going.
After holding a building-wide blood drive at the high school this fall, New Richmond High School is looking to hold a community-wide drive starting at 3 p.m on Friday, Jan. 4. "These have come about as students have become more involved and wanted to take more of a leadership role. They are coordinated through the Red Cross," said high school biology/life science teacher Jeff Albarado. "We've done about three or four of these community drives. They are after school, which is what makes them mostly different than what we do with our building drives."
For almost eight years, hairstylist Trisha Zezza ran her Studio One Salon out of a small space on the north side of New Richmond. "I've loved the personal, one-on-one experience I have been able to provide, but I wanted to offer more," Zezza said. "I wanted to be able to offer the same experience to like-minded practitioners, and in return have more services to offer my clients."
St. Mary School held its annual Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 21.