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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With 10 candidates running for four Somerset School Board positions, a primary election will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20 to narrow down the field to eight candidates for inclusion on the April 3 election ballot.
In an effort to fill its vacant seat prior to the April elections, the New Richmond School District Board of Education voted to appoint Bryan Schafer to the seat following an interview process at its Monday, Feb. 5 board work session. "On behalf of the Board of Education, we would like to welcome back Bryan to the School District of New Richmond's Board of Education," said district administrator Patrick Olson.
The City of New Richmond’s Public Works Department started mass demolition of the old Dairy Queen building on the morning of Monday, Feb. 12.
On Thursday, Feb. 8, the New Richmond Area Ambulance Service will enter its fifth decade of service after making its first run 50 years ago in 1968. "It is just unreal to think that it is still around now, and still community owned," said Chuck Mehls, who was instrumental in the creation of the ambulance service, He served as operations chief for many years. To celebrate, the NRAAS will host a reunion/open house for current and past first responders, EMTs and anyone associated with NRAAS through the years 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18.
Five years ago, St. Croix Central paraprofessional DeeDee Koss was struck by how few options middle school students had for playground equipment when they were allowed to go outside for recess.
Most days of the week, students go from class to class, reading from books, doing experiments, having discussions or solving math problems. However, every Wednesday afternoon at Somerset High School, students have the opportunity to pursue a passion, learn something new or try something different they normally wouldn't have room to fit into their schedules.
The New Richmond School District Board of Education filled its vacant seat by voting to appoint Bryan Schafer to the school board following an interview process at its Monday, Feb. 5 board work session.
Due to needing additional time to develop assessments and rubrics to correspond to the essential standards, the St. Croix Central School District is pushing back the deadline for rolling out the district's new Standards Based Assessment and Reporting system at the middle school. The announcement was made at the district's board learning and special meeting on Monday, Jan. 8. After conducting a survey of staff at the middle school in November, the school's admin team found that most of the staff scored the process as a "three" or "average."
For the second year in a row, a St. Croix Central High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) member was selected as the Regional Vice President for Region 1. Because of that honor, which went to senior Tyler Miller, the school district will once again host the Region 1 Regional Leadership Conference.
According to an initial report released by the Wisconsin State Patrol Northwest Region Eau Claire Post, a single-vehicle crash killed a Lake Elmo, Minn. man at approximately 10:19 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, on I-94 eastbound at mile marker 22 in St. Croix County, near Baldwin. The 46-year-old male — whose name is being withheld pending notification of family — was declared dead at the scene. The Wisconsin State Patrol was first on the scene and assisted by the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department, the Baldwin Police Department and St. Croix County EMS.