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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May 12 was supposed to be a normal day for the Fellrath family of Hudson. The only difference between May 12 and the day before was that the family's contractor had torn up their driveway, which was being replaced for the first time since the house was built 49 years ago. Something that, according to their contractor friends, should have taken no more than a day or two, ended up becoming a two-and-a-half month ordeal that saw their driveway sit uncompleted.
A 25-year-old man was taken into custody Friday morning, Sept. 29, after New Richmond police responded to a call of a domestic disturbance involving a firearm in the 1600 block of Gunston Drive, according to a news release. The call came in around 8:35 a.m.
The third annual Apple Splash Festival will not only include the annual 5K run, bingo, music and food, but it will also be the first year of the festival's chalk art experience and competition, as well as a car show and a makers market.
The John Doar History Trail will open with the reveal of the interpretive panels along the trail, on Saturday, Aug. 26 following the grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. "I want to say how grateful we are for all the people of New Richmond did for our family and for Dad. We are very lucky to be from New Richmond," said Robert Doar. "Dad was very loyal to New Richmond and much of what made him good came from New Richmond. The trail tells a story and people who walk it will come away with a better understanding of our history. That's a good thing."
There have been many stories and articles written about how an individual had a passion ever since they were a little kid and how they were finally able to reach that goal years later. However, Mei Mei's Cookies & Creamery (pronounced Mimi) owner Melissa Abdouch came to find her passion for baked goods, specifically cookies, through a more roundabout way than most.
When recent retirees Greg and JoAnn Parks first thought about selling their blue ceramic seated spaniel, the couple thought that they might be able to get a few hundred dollars for it. However, after taking the spaniel to an antique shop — and being offered just $50 for the item — the couple decided to get it appraised.
An UniFirst box truck crashed through the west side wall of the Somerset Pizza Planet (253 Main Street) approximately 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 29.
The 2017 Hudson Booster Days celebration is almost upon us. This year's festivities will span four days from Thursday, June 29-Sunday, July 2, with the fireworks display going off over the St. Croix River at dusk on Sunday. The festival will kick off with the opening of the carnival (5 p.m.-close) on Thursday, along with the Hudson Ambassadors coronation, which starts at 7 p.m. at Willow River Elementary.
The last year or so haven't been easy for River Falls High School junior Mariah Kittleson and her family. The Kittlesons were homeless for about a year and are just getting settled into their new home and school district. But all the hard times make the good even better, especially when Kittleson found out she had been nominated by her school counselors to be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Mass., June 25-27.
The Hammond Hotel, the iconic business and structure that has been standing at the main intersection of highways 12 and T in the Village of Hammond since the 1870s, was demolished Tuesday morning (April 18) with a crowd of people watching from all sides as the landmark was torn down. Hotel owner Andrew Schmitz plans on replacing the building with a new bar/restaurant facility, which was approved by Village of Hammond officials in February.