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Monday, May 14, New Richmond City Council members supported an effort by Police Chief Craig Yehlik to adopt an ordinance to address the illegal possession and use of cannabidiol (CBD) oils derived from marijuana. Yehlik noted an increase in the sale and use of the oil, particularly in vaping. "We're starting to see more of the CBD oils coming out with all these vaping type apparatuses, the E-cigs. They're using these marijuana-based oils in them to, in essence, vap. This is prevalent here in the City of New Richmond. We're trying to keep a handle on the sales but we're also trying to keep a handle on the use," said Yehlik.
Last November, the Leadership Training Initiative (LTI) graduated its ninth class adding to its more than 150 graduate leaders working in the New Richmond vicinity. LTI is one of the long-term investments contributing to the betterment of the community's future by the New Richmond Area Community Foundation.
It appears that $16,398.75 worth of Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) funds initially secured for reconstructive work on Utgaard Street in 2015 have been redirected for use on reconstruction of a short section (331 feet) of Main Street north from the stop sign on Highway 65 in Star Prairie. Stevens Engineer Angela Popenhagen explained to trustees at the village board meeting Wednesday, May 2, that the scope of work on that particular section of Main Street originally estimated at $90,000 will be scaled back to an estimated cost of $36,500.
Audience members might have been fighting the urge to pinch themselves following the presentation by the State of Wisconsin's top economist John Koskinen last Wednesday morning, April 25, at the State of the State breakfast facilitated by the New Richmond Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.
Monday night's New Richmond City Council Special Session, sometimes referred to as a work session, did not deliver any headline worthy decisions. That is not to say the meeting was not worth holding.
Somerset School District Superintendent Mark Bezek provided Somerset Village trustees with an update on the district's community-developed 2017-2022 strategic plan at its Tuesday, April 17, 2018 board meeting.
Be prepared, do not be afraid to lead in a crisis situation and do not name the shooters in the event of an active shooter event, instead focus on helping the victims.
Champ's back room was filled with wall-to-wall energy and optimism Thursday, April 12, when members and leadership of the St. Croix County Democrats met to hear from three candidates vying to unseat 7th Congressional District Congressman Sean Duffy in November. Before hearing from Margaret Engebretson, Dr. Brian Ewert and Bob Look, patrons were fired up by speeches from the newly elected state senator from the 10th District, Patty Schachtner, and candidate for Lt. Governor, Mandela Barnes.