Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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An ominous deadline for several St. Croix County residents quietly came and went Friday, May 6.
NEW RICHMOND -- The St. Croix County Health and Human Services Committee is taking the lead in recommending a plan for the future of the Health Center nursing home. Committee members had hoped that the St. Croix County Board would provide some direction at its Committee of the Whole meeting April 14. But nursing home officials left the meeting not knowing if a majority of the county supervisors wished to remain in business or not.
The St. Croix County Health and Human Services Committee is taking the lead in recommending a plan for the future of the Health Center nursing home. Committee members had hoped that the St.
While the economic downturn has hurt many counties across the nation, St. Croix County remains in reasonably good financial shape. That's the message the St.
The news surrounding the future of the St. Croix County Health Center nursing home's future is far from rosy. At the Dec. 15 meeting of the Health and Human Services Committee, members reviewed the recently completed strategic planning report and another 2008 study related to the nursing home's financial future. The LarsonAllen report indicates that if the county wanted to build a new 40-bed nursing home and 48-unit assisted living complex, the financial picture would improve slightly over the next decade.
Before the Nov. 2 election, Democrats controlled the Wisconsin governor's seat and both the Senate and Assembly in the Legislature. Following the election, Republicans are in the driver's seat. When the newly elected officials are sworn in come January, it will be a whole new ballgame in Madison. It's a significant change not lost on those who now find themselves in the majority party. John Murtha (R-Baldwin) was returned to his post as state representative for District 29.
Tory Lucking, 21, of Baldwin and formerly of River Falls, Chippewa Falls and Spring Valley, was given a chance to clean up his act and avoid having a serious felony charge on his record. Lucking pleaded no contest to fourth-degree sexual assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor (both class A misdemeanors) stemming from a 2006 incident. But court officials had agreed to a deferred prosecution arrangement on a third, more serious charge, of repeated second-degree sexual assault of the same child at that time in an effort to provide the young man therapy he needed for rehabilitati
The current federal rating system can make it appear that motorists are in danger as they cross some bridges in St.