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On Tuesday April 30, 2019, over the course of 24 hours, more than 1,000 people from Osceola to River Falls and all points in between became the change they wanted to see in the world by the simple act of giving. In her inaugural year as director of giveBIG St. Croix Valley - Day of Giving, Sara Haase and her staff along with countless volunteers, enabled 94 non-profit organizations to persuade 1,128 donors to make 2,100 donations totaling $301,649.
Ahead of what promised to be a contentious community conversation next Tuesday, the city of New Richmond announced in a news release late Thursday afternoon that Immigration Centers of America (ICA) had withdrawn its application to rezone 20 acres west of the city to build a 500 bed detention center intended to detain undocumented immigrants.
The city of New Richmond has scheduled a community conversation for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at WITC to publicly discuss an application by Immigration Centers of America (ICA) to rezone20-plus acres of private property west of the St. Croix Correctional Center to build a detention facility to house undocummented immigrants detained on behalf of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). The facility would be approximately 166,000 square feet with 500 beds and is anticipated to employ 200 individuals.
In a development that is sure to generate debate in New Richmond, the city announced in a press release late Friday afternoon, April 5, that it has received a rezoning request from Immigration Centers of America to rezone a parcel of land west of the St. Croix Correctional Center to allow for the construction of a detention center through the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Program. ICE is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security.
On May 5, 2015, following several years of debate and two referenda, the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors completed a five-year strategic plan and approved a $20 million referendum to build a new 50-bed skilled nursing facility and remodel the existing nursing home into a 48-bed assisted living facility and a 10-bed memory care facility.
Commencing at midnight on Tuesday, April 30, folks just like you all across the St. Croix Valley will have the opportunity to giveBIG. In that moment, by opening up your online wallet, you have the chance to make an immediate difference in the life of a child who is hungry, a vet who is homeless, a neighbor struggling with addiction, a student in need of a mentor, a pantry in need of food, a victim of abuse in need of protection.
Unofficial election results as of 9:28 a.m. April 3, 2019, with all precincts reporting.
Candidates for the contested New Richmond City Council District 2 and 3 seats squared off at a public forum Thursday, March 14, at the Civic Center. The forum was sponsored by the NRWI Candidate Forum and featured a wide range of questions submitted by residents.
Correction In the March 7 New Richmond News New Richmond Police Reports, Mary Hansen was erroneously identified in a report as having received a phone call and looking at her phone to see who was calling. The report should have read that Hannah Pearson was the driver who received a call and looked at her phone. The News apologizes for the error. Dispatched • An officer was requested to respond to the 1300 block of County Road A for an assist other agency request at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.
Your 15 minutes of fame might be closer than you think. As a matter of fact, you might be living in it. Thursday night, Feb. 28, Joe DeRose from the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) and Rowan Davidson from Legacy Architecture presented the results of an intensive historical preservation survey completed last October in New Richmond. Background