On Thursday, Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas headed east to New Richmond, Wis. where they visited the Heritage Center, went kayaking on the Apple River, explored Willow River State Park, enjoyed the 45th Parallel Distillery and visited Star Prairie Trout Farm.
Even when record rains are falling, WCCO makes it to the lake. This summer, until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, we’re highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This week, Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas visit New Richmond, Wis.
A small town Wisconsin restaurant owner has fallen on some bad luck. About a year ago, Mike and Sarah Moore opened Sam’s in New Richmond. A few weeks back, however, Mike became sick with a rare form of pneumonia and he was sedated into a coma.
A 22-year-old man appeared in St. Croix County Circuit Court Monday afternoon after he was charged with the sexual assault of a minor on Saturday. According to New Richmond Police, an officer noticed a vehicle parked in Woodland Creek Park shortly after 1 a.m. on Saturday with Ohio license plates. The officer found two males undressed inside, and after questioning found their ages were 22 and 15.
Authorities in western Wisconsin are looking for a male suspect after a store was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday in New Richmond, Wis. New Richmond Police responded to the Cash Store on the 1600 block of Dorset Lane at about 5:55 p.m. Wednesday on a report of an armed robbery.
A 19-year-old man from Hudson, Wis., was killed Wednesday in a rollover crash in western Wisconsin, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the accident at about 5:18 a.m. on the 1600 block County Highway A in the town of Richmond.
Derek Lilyquist and Jeremy Gilbert spent 30 hours ringing bells for the Salvation Army in front of the County Market in Hudson, Wis. Their goal was to raise $50,000 for a homeless shelter in nearby New Richmond. Friday night, about an hour before the end of their marathon, Lilyquist and Gilbert topped their goal, raising nearly $52,000.
The Polk County Sheriff’s office is investigating accusations of animal neglect on a farm owned by a Wisconsin family. Milltown Township officials say they found nearly two dozen horses malnourished, and several were dead when they were called to Otter Creek Ranch last week. Polk County Town Chair Harlen Hegdal says it was a disturbing sight. “I knew it had to be serious because the sheriff’s deputy said ‘We need to have you out here ASAP,” Hegdal said. “There were dead horses, there were horses eating their stalls. There were horses just sitting rocking, back and forth.”
New Richmond Police are investigating after a dead body was discovered below a water tower Monday morning. At 7:46 p.m., the St. Croix County Dispatch received a phone call indicating that there was a body of a male victim lying on the ground below the water tower located behind the New Richmond Fire Department, according to police.
A couple of Twin Cities guys are making their own vodka, gin, and whiskey — and it’s winning international awards. In a nondescript warehouse in a small Wisconsin town 45 minutes east of the Twin Cities, a revolution is underway at 45th Parallel Distillery.
A 47-year-old New Richmond, Wis., motorcyclist has died from injuries suffered after hitting a deer on Thursday in Cylon, Wis., according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.
Mitt Romney is trying to win Wisconsin, which hasn’t voted in a Republican Presidential nominee since 1984. He’ll have to do a lot of leg work. Representative Paul Ryan represents just one of eight congressional districts in Wisconsin.
Authorities have concluded from an investigation that distracted driving is likely the cause of a July 30 crash in western Wisconsin that killed three teenage boys.
The day after a vigil was held for two Wisconsin teens killed in a crash on I-94 last week, authorities confirmed Monday that a third teen has died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash.
In response to a crash that killed two teenagers and critically injured a third on Monday, two Wisconsin agencies are increasing safety measures along a stretch of I-94 that’s under construction.