New Richmond-News Staff
One woman's quest for decent internet TO THE EDITOR New Richmond is the fastest growing city in Wisconsin. Although, if you have a good set of eyes and aren't a hermit, you'd know that just by looking out the window at the constant building of ant-colony-like housing developments being built ad nauseam. Fear not friend, for this is not some "old woman yells at tree" type of scenario where I bemoan the advancement of our beautiful city.
Immigration centers are private prisons TO THE EDITOR I recently learned that Immigration Centers of America has asked the city of New Richmond to rezone part of the city so they can build a jail to hold asylum seekers fleeing dangerous conditions or political oppression in their home countries. "Immigration Center" sounds like a facility where newly arrived immigrants to the United States would be welcomed, provided with necessities and assisted in finding safe places to live and work.
Say no to ICE detention facility TO THE EDITOR New Richmond is my home and today I live in Portage, Wisconsin and I would like to caution that if the city of New Richmond welcomes construction of an ICE detention facility, it invites a curse upon the city for generations to come. If you think I am exaggerating, ask residents of Portage, home of Columbia Correctional Institution.
On Monday, April 1, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) began a bridge reconstruction project near the townships of Kinnickinnic and Warren in St. Croix County. This project involves the removal and replacement of four bridges along I-94 that run over 130th Street and the Kinnickinnic River. The new bridges will be widened to accommodate a future six-lane interstate highway.
Because of the uncompromising divide TO THE EDITOR Polarized sunglasses are a good thing, polarized politics is not; it only fosters distrust and yes, even hatred, among political supporters and politicians alike. One sees and hears this in the various news media sources, in conversations with others, in letters to the editor, on blogs. etc. Unfortunately, our political and social system has been polarized for a very long time. Positive political and social progress is not and cannot be made because of this.
Duffy's town hall TO THE EDITOR I was fortunate to attend Congressman Duffy's town hall recently in Hudson and feel it necessary to respond to Carol Jones' letter to the editor critical of the event. Members of the press are routinely present at these town halls, and I am surprised that no one from this paper showed up, and instead relied on the biased interpretations of a constituent for their readers.
Duffy's Town Hall meeting TO THE EDITOR Mr. Duffy's behavior does not match his discussion of equal opportunity and respect. When he misrepresented global warming and individuals quietly disagreed, they were scolded for rudeness. Manipulating supporters in the audience, Duffy spun issues to play on their emotions. His fans cheered and jeered at his description of democrats' untruths and corruption. Playing favorites and dividing neighbors distracts from important work.
Death by the numbers TO THE EDITOR
GLENWOOD CITY - The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo is currently accepting applications for the 12th annual St. Croix Valley Rodeo Queen position. The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo is held annually at the St. Croix County Fair Grounds in Glenwood City on Father's Day weekend, June 14-15. This is fun family event with entertainment, a petting zoo, stick horse rodeo, bull riding, muttin' bustin' and everything in between.
How we're preparing kids for adulthood TO THE EDITOR Life it too ironic to fully understand. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence. We tell our children the correct way to live is to grow up to be successful. But success can't be measured. There's no pre-determined quantity of success we must surpass to be fully successful or to know exactly when you just don't have quite enough success to qualify. Nor can you be successful without someone else becoming less so.