Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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Most people are probably familiar with dog shows that highlight the physical characteristics of a specific breed or category of dog, like the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship or the National Dog Show. However, a less known type of dog competition might be even more entertaining and is making a stop at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond from Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 9.
After spending a year and a half working at Press Ganey, Helen Strike will return to Allina Health as president of the Regina Hospital in Hastings and River Falls Area Hospital, effective June 1. Strike previously served as president of Allina's Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minn., from 2013-2016.
When River Falls High School senior Niko Zoller decided to take the PSAT, he thought it would just be a way to prepare for the ACT that he was going to take later that year. However, Zoller scored so well on the PSAT that he was named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.
A month before he turned 18 on April 16, River Falls High School senior Andrew Schlee was excited about what the future held for him after high school. However, his world came crashing down just a few weeks before his birthday when he was diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma, with a tumor in his abdomen.
For many people across the region, this past winter was one of the worst in recent memory, both for the record-breaking amounts of snow and extreme cold. Given the issues the weather has already caused many people, it would be easy for those with septic systems to forget to think about maintaining those systems until it is too late.
For the fourth year in a row, the Friday Memorial Library will host the Local Authors Showcase, which will feature readings from Jim Guhl, Gail Wallach Buell and Marilyn Jess. The event will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. The event will also include readings from several members of the Willow River Writers group, which was founded five years ago and includes members from western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota.
After many months of concerning behavior, including severe tantrums, loss of language, poor eating, a lack of adequate communication growth, and a deficit in age level social skills, Lindsey Moreland was diagnosed with autism when she was just 28 months old.
Since graduating from River Falls High School in 2012, Lindsay Getschel has gone on to major in political science at Luther College, get her masters in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and intern at the United Nations in the department of peacekeeping operations. After finishing her internship, Getschel got a job at the Stimson Center, an international security and policy research institute, or "think tank," located in Washington, D.C.
HAMMOND -- A Thursday night house fire at 1075 Ridgeway St. in Hammond left three people, a husband and wife and their daughter, with an unlivable home. “The owner, his wife and their daughter were at home at the time of the fire. They got out right away. Right now, we are leaning toward the cause being an electrical issue, but it is still under investigation,” said United Fire Hammond Station Fire Chief Andy Jensen.
Throughout his life, author and former area school superintendent Dan Woll, of River Falls, has loved to write. As a superintendent, Woll wrote a weekly column which served to stoke the fires of his writing passion. In 1988, Woll decided to write something for fun, so he sent the Eau Claire Leader a story, which was subsequently printed in the paper.