A junior at Bethel University, Jenny Hudalla is pursuing degrees in journalism, Spanish and reconciliation studies. Having graduated from New Richmond High School in 2011, she served as editor-in-chief of the Tiger Rag before taking a job as sports editor of Bethel's student newspaper, The Clarion. After completing her internship with the New Richmond News, Hudalla plans to study media systems in Spain before moving on to a career in community journalism or social justice.
Although the Wisconsin Community Development Block Grant program has been in operation for many years, the state recently decided to alter the way it distributes funds for the program. Rather than allocating money for each participating municipality, the state will give priority to those that have formed regional groups. In response to this decision, St. Croix County has become part of the West Central Wisconsin CDBG housing region, which also includes Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce and Polk counties.