Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004.
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With the Nov. 6 mid-term election still resonating in the minds of voters, it's time to turn our attention to the April 2019 election. The nomination process for area municipal and school offices up for vote in the spring started Saturday, Dec. 1. Participants circulate nomination papers or otherwise declare their intentions, as appropriate, by the 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 deadline for the election to be held Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
New Richmond City Planning Director Noah Weidenfeld and members of the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department have rung bells throughout the night as part of the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. Currently, fundraising totals stand at $44,393. They have a long way to go to reach their $80,000 goal and need the public's help. "It doesn't give us much time to raise the $80,000 but we are very hopeful," said Angela Mouton, fundraising manager for Grace Place and the Salvation Army.
Since 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, Noah Wiedenfeld, planning director for the city of New Richmond, has been ringing his trusty bell as part of his 26.2-hour Salvation Army Red Kettle marathon. In about four hours, the Salvation Army has raised more than $30,000.
TOWN OF EL PASO -- A Minnesota man driving a semi-tractor trailer loaded with soybeans was injured when the trailer jackknifed, causing the vehicle to overturn and roll into a ditch Tuesday morning in the town of El Paso.
Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday he is seeking applicants for appointment to the St. Croix County Circuit Court. The new appointee will replace outgoing St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Eric Lundell, whose resignation is effective Jan. 1, 2019. The new appointee, should he or she choose to run, would be up for election in April 2020. To apply, please submit the following:
With more than a quarter of precincts reporting, longtime U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) is leading in the 3rd Congressional District race in western Wisconsin as of 9:35 p.m. Nov. 6. The incumbent Kind is leading 60 percent to 40 percent over retired U.S. Army Col. Steve Toft, 60, a Republican who has never held office.
With roughly one-third of precincts reporting (258 of 720), U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (Republican) is well on his way to winning re-election over attorney Margaret Engebretson, a Democrat from Balsam Lake. Duffy, who is from Weston, was elected to Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District in 2010. Vote totals as of 9:45 p.m. show Duffy leading by 18 percent.
With roughly one-third of precincts reporting (272 of 720), U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (Republican) is well on his way to winning re-election over attorney Margaret Engebretson, a Democrat from Balsam Lake. Duffy, who is from Weston, was elected to Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District in 2010. Vote totals as of 9:50 p.m. show Duffy leading by 19 percent.
Not even five minutes after the polls officially closed, ABC News reported that Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin had a comfortable victory over Republican Leah Vukmir in the November midterm election. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called the race historic: “It was the first time two women in Wisconsin emerged as major party candidates for U.S. Senate.”
RIVER FALLS -- A ballot tabulation machine at the River Falls High School polling place became jammed from about 8:55 to 9:30 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to the site’s chief election official Debra Andazola, a paper ballot, filled out by hand, jammed when it was inserted into the machine, and a small piece of paper became stuck inside the portion of the machine that scanned hand-filled ballots.