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Self-inflicted shooting sparks Somerset drug investigation
Members of a drug task force executed a search warrant at a Somerset man's home after a man who allegedly bought drugs from him shot himself while high on a rare hallucinogen, according to authorities.
City of New Richmond to purchase the Lowrey Hotel
The city of New Richmond announced Tuesday, Dec. 11 that it will purchase the Lowrey Hotel property from the Beebe family. Following a tumultuous summer for Lowrey residents in which owner Jim Beebe terminated his lease with Lowrey operator Stacy Wright, a community of people living at the Lowrey ha
'Yeah, that was a homicide': Long-delayed honor to be bestowed on slain St. Croix County cop
There is a special place in Washington, D.C., dedicated to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, but you won't find Lee Murphy's name there. But after more than six decades since his death, the necessary combination of perseverance and influence was achieved to include the late
Hemp production, processing come to Osceola
In the year since Wisconsin legislators legalized industrial hemp grown through state-monitored pilot programs, at least one Osceola farm grew and harvested an experimental acre.
Judge questioned, released after alcohol-related traffic stop in Hudson
Hudson police on Saturday investigated a possible OWI incident involving a recently resigned St. Croix County judge, who was not arrested or cited in connection with the traffic stop.
PROBATE ORDER: Michael Cook Estate; Case No. 18-PR-110
A Petition for Appointment of a Special Administrator was filed. The decedent, with date of birth March 10, 1958 and date of death August 26, 2017, was domiciled in St. Croix County, State of Wisconsin with a mailing address of 1413 Doman Drive 4, New Richmond, WI 54017.
S.T.E.M. Night revamped under new name
On Monday, March 4, from 5-8 p.m., the New Richmond High School staff and departments will once again show off the talents of their students during the NRHS Showcase. The event was previously known as the NRHS S.T.E.M. Night, but agriscience teacher Rachel Sauvola said the event needed to be revampe
Tuesday Hockey: Tigers, Spartans lose to more experienced MBC opponents
The New Richmond boys hockey team knows the early part of the season is all about progress. The Tigers dropped a 3-0 decision to Baldwin-Woodville on Tuesday night at the New Richmond Sports Center. The loss drops the Tigers to 0-2 in the Middle Border Conference, but the losses have come against th
Tiger lifters make strong opening statement
By qualifying 11 lifters for state, the New Richmond powerlifting team had a strong opening meet at River Falls High School on Saturday. The Tigers again have outstanding numbers out for the team. There are 76 lifters on this year’s team and 66 of them competed at River Falls. There are 32 new lifte
Tuesday Basketball: New Richmond girls charge back to beat Ellsworth
The game didn’t start well Tuesday for the New Richmond girls basketball team, but it certainly did finish well. The Tigers overcame a slow start on their home court against Ellsworth. The Tigers didn’t take the lead until late in the first half, but from their they remained comfortably in charge fo
Area districts receive 'Exceeds Expectations' scores on state report cards
After parsing through data from the 2017-2018 Wisconsin Department of Instruction State School Report Cards for the past month, area schools were recently allowed to share the information with school boards and the community.
Trump escalates shutdown threat over border wall in heated White House meeting
WASHINGTON — Arguing heatedly in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn't provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border.
Roofer critically injured after three-story fall off house in Hugo
A 40-year-old man was critically injured Tuesday morning after he fell three stories from the roof of a house under construction in Hugo. The man was flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul by Life Link helicopter following the fall, which occurred just after 9 a.m. in the 14100 block of Oneka Parkway
N.C. man charged in St. Croix County online sex sting
A North Carolina man was ordered to post $5,000 cash bond last week after allegedly arranging a sexual encounter in New Richmond with a teenager who turned out to be an undercover sheriff's deputy.
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 12/20/18 Hearing - Williams Rezoning
The St. Croix County Community Development Committee will be conducting a public hearing on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., at the St. Croix County Government Center, County Board Room, 1101 Carmichael Rd., Hudson, Wisconsin, to consider the following petition(s):
Kroeze to appear on WPR program
Current contestant and singer Chris Kroeze from Barron will talk about his experience on “The Voice” on Spectrum West, which airs at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The Ideas Network, broadcast on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/River Falls. The program a
Man arrested after crashing Audi through Stillwater townhouse
Police arrested a 23-year-old man early Sunday on charges of driving while intoxicated after he drove his 2010 Audi through a townhouse in Stillwater. Gabriel Lutterman told police he had five drinks at the Portside in downtown Stillwater prior to driving into the living room of a unit at Birchwood
Sarah Stonich reads from her latest work in this week’s literary events
MELISSA COLEMAN: Signs copies of “The Minimalist Kitchen.” 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16; Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. ALLEN ESKENS: Minnesotan reads from his widely praised novel “The Shadows We Hide.” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.11; River Falls Library, 140 Union St., River Falls, Wis., pres
Stillwater Mom Speaks Out After Son Is Shot, Killed By Police
STILLWATER, MN — A family in the east metro is grieving after a 22-year-old was shot and killed while suffering a mental health crisis in Stillwater late last month. Keaton James Larson, 22, was shot after police responded to a call about a suicidal male in the early morning hours of Nov. 21, accord
That's So Minnesota: Holiday Houses
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - We had many traditions in my family growing up, and among them, was looking at the holiday lights in my hometown of River Falls, Wis. My dad would drive us a few laps around town to check them out, every year. Some homes had the same set up every year, but it didn't matter. I