News & Notices

St. Croix County Announces COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program

July 14, 2020

Press Release

Press Release for St. Croix County – For Immediate Release 7/14/2020 Contact: • Adam Kastonek – Public Information Officer St. Croix County Announces COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program Hudson, WI: On July 14, 2020, St. Croix County in partnership with the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) launched the COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program. This new loan program was created to help businesses in the county that are experiencing unanticipated financial pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The county has allocated $500,000 to fund the loan program. Eligible businesses can request up to $10,000 at 0% interest with no payments for at least one year. The West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and St. Croix EDC will review applications and administer approved loans. Businesses can use the money can use to help with: • Rent/Mortgage • Commercial Utilities • Pre-existing purchase orders (placed prior to 6/15/2020) • Payroll expenses • Modifications and/or upgrades related to adjusting business practices due to COVID-19 “St. Croix County’s COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program comes at a critical time,” said Bill Rubin, Executive Director of St. Croix EDC. “From Main Streets to industrial parks, small business owners have been adversely impacted by this global pandemic. This loan program gives businesses a new local option to help them through these difficult times.” Loan applications are being accepted from July 14 through September 10, 2020. To apply for the loan, businesses must have a physical location in St. Croix County, have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, and are current on property taxes and special assessments. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis, subject to completeness. The application and information on how to apply are available on the St. Croix County website.

Public Notice: Special Village Board Meeting- August 18, 2020 6:00pm -Budget Worksession #1

July 9, 2020

Village Newsletter- summer 2020

July 2, 2020

Summer Newsletter


The Star Prairie Utilities will conduct its Fire Hydrant Flushing beginning on July 22nd and July 23rd, 2020.  This notice is to inform our customers that hydrant flushing may cause discolored or “rusty” looking water. The discolored water is caused by naturally occurring iron minerals that are disturbed during the flushing process. If mineral particles are detected (that may affect laundry operations) cold water should be run to clear out household water lines. If the problem persists, residents should contact Star Prairie Utilities at (715) 531-7033.


Beginning July 1, 2020, the Village of Star Prairie’s yard waste collection site, located at 603 Hill Avenue, will be open 7am to 7pm April 1st thru December 1st. This service is for village residents only and no foot traffic is allowed. Access road has a 15 MPH limit. To ensure this amenity remains open, please help by reporting suspicious activity to Chief Thompson at 715-531-7095.


Wisconsin Elections Commission encourages absentee voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the village’s website at or 

MyVote Wisconsin at on how to obtain an absentee ballot. Please call the clerk at 715-248-7231or email at to make an appointment for in-person voter registration or early in-person voting in the clerk’s office. Upcoming Elections: August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary and November 3, 2020 General Election.


The Village’s annual Clean-Up day has been canceled for 2020. Residents are recommended to monitor and use the county’s upcoming fall collection events. Follow their website at for prices, updated schedules, and location(s) as well as the fall edition of the printed newsletter “ Your Wasteline.” Tentative dates are as follows: Tire Collection: September 19, 2020, Appliance & Electronics- September 19, 2020 and Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste- September 24-25th, 2020. 


Public Notice: Voting by Absentee Ballot- Partisan Primary August 11, 2020

June 30, 2020

Absentee Notice 8.11.2020 Revised

No in-person absentee voting may occur before July 28, 2020 OR on the day before the election. 

Free! Summer Food Options for You and Your Family!

June 26, 2020

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Partnering With Our Community

The School District of New Richmond’s School Nutrition Department has partnered with local, state, and national entities to provide food service options for our community through the summer months.



  • Every Wednesday, July 8th – August 12th
  • Drive through service 11:00 – 1:00
  • New Richmond High School Main Entrance Loop
  • Meal bags will contain 5 days’ worth of breakfast, lunch, and milk

*June 29th service will be the last for current meal service sites as listed below:



  • Starr Elementary 11:00 – 1:00
  • Deer Path Townhomes 10:45-11:15
  • Croft Place Apartments 11:20 – 11:50
  • The Centre 11:55 – 12:25
  • Star Prairie (village parking lot) 12:35 – 1:05


· Partners: USDA Seamless Summer Option




  • Every Thursday, July 9th – July 30th
  • Drive through service 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Starr Elementary Bus Loop
  • 1 box (12’’ x 9’’) of fresh produce provided to each family (Produce options vary)


– Partners: United Way, Food Wise, UW Extension, New Richmond Kiwanis



*Only available to families enrolled

  • Every Thursday, July 9th – July 30th
  • Drive through service 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Starr Elementary Bus Loop
  • 1 bag of non-perishable food items provided to each family (Food options vary)


· Partners: New Richmond Happy Kids Backpack Program, Five Loaves Food Shelf, Sheridan Story, St. Croix Valley Charities, First National Community Bank

Notice of 2020 Partisan Primary (August 11, 2020) and General Election (November 3, 2020)

June 26, 2020

Upcoming 2020 Election Notice(s)

No Community Events or Reservations authorized on Village Properties for 2020

June 3, 2020

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Village Lobby Open By Appointment: Email or Call Clerk for Assistance

March 15, 2020

Memo to Residents Re:Office open by appointment


Coronavirus Information- Open for Top Resources from WI Department of Health Services, CDC, and WHO

March 14, 2020

Coronavirus Information from 7th Congressional District Office