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An Erin Prairie log home was deemed a total loss after an early morning fire Tuesday. New Richmond Fire & Rescue responded to a call at 4:12 a.m. March 12, at 1769 160th St. in Erin Prairie Township. According to Fire Chief Jim VanderWyst, the call came in from a neighbor, but by the time his department arrived on the scene, the fire was well underway pouring out of all the windows in a two-story log home.
A day of gray skies and evening chilled by the snow was no match for the fevered pitch of voters around the state who showed up in record numbers to deliver their verdict on the rising discord in politics across the state and around the country.
Community members arrived early Wednesday, July 25 at Somerset Village Hall anticipating what could have been a heated discussion. Agenda items numbers two and three were the main attractions regarding clean-up of the Apple River and the potential formation of a joint committee to address a number of other increasingly troubling issues, including the impact excessive drinking and substance abuse is having on river safety and in Village Park. Resident Tabatha Hansen owns property along the Apple River located just beyond where people tubing on the river are supposed to get off.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin met with constituents Tuesday morning at Table 65 in New Richmond as part of her statewide In Your Corner Tour. Baldwin spoke with residents regarding promising Democratic candidates running locally, voter registration, how to combat misinformation in the media, voter persuasion, the Reward Work Act and income inequality.
A fire broke out Sunday morning, June 10, 2018, at 244 192nd St. in the Town of Alden, Polk County. The property, owned by David and Barb Grevich, was distinctive for the home fashioned out of a steel silo. Personnel and equipment from New Richmond Fire & Rescue and Allied Emergency Services (formerly DOG Fire) were the first to arrive on the scene. Somerset and Deer Park also provided equipment.
Perfect weather saw a record crowd attend the St. Patrick's Day Parade last Saturday, March 17, in New Richmond. Complete with a bagpipe band, kilted mayor and St. Patrick himself, the green sea of spectators had plenty to cheer for. After the parade, many audience members stayed to partake of green beer and corned beef and cabbage specials available at a number of the main street establishments. All in all St. Patrick delivered a most memorable March afternoon in New Richmond.
If Medicare and Medicaid were just the starting point and we could arrive at a more fair price for every procedure that everyone would pay whether insured or not, could a cash hospital work? What are the things that we, as consumers, don't see and that cash can't account for?
To a lay person, it frequently sounds like Medicaid and Medicare are blamed in substantial part for contributing to our current healthcare malaise. Is that true or are they being scapegoated to divert our attention from more pressing problems? Could Medicaid and/or Medicare play a role in the formation of a single payer solution?