Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004.
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Many area schools announced two-hour late starts Monday, April 16 after getting socked with a spring snowstorm over the weekend. Plows are still cleaning up and in some cases, snow is still falling. Schools that will see two-hour delays include (as of 6:20 a.m.):
An elderly man was found dead Friday when firefighters responded to a house fire in Prescott. According to a news release from the Prescott Police Department, police arrived on the scene of 342 Young St. at 12:53 p.m. April 6 to find the south and east portions of the home fully engulfed in flames. Heavy smoke and heat prevented officers from getting into the home right away, who were advised that one resident may be inside.
Prescott resident Campbell Hundt turned 13 on Friday, Dec. 16. When you think of a typical teen birthday, you might think of a trip to the mall, but Campbell's mom Jana had something else in mind. She surprised Campbell and and her friends by signing them up for a shift ringing bells for the Salvation Army in Hastings, Minn. "To have them learn a bit about giving vs. receiving during the holiday season," Jana said. "I heard about this thru Kool 108 radio station." They were stationed at both doors at the Walmart in Hastings.
She dove into the Pierce County sports scene with both feet and from her writing, you can tell she loves what she does. Pierce County Herald/RiverTown Multimedia sports and education reporter Katie Davidson began her new role with the company in September, after reporter Jalen Knuteson took a job closer to his hometown in southern Wisconsin. You may have seen her on the sidelines of Pierce County games, and she's already putting her stamp on telling the stories of local athletes.
Water patrol and dive units were summoned to search beneath the U.S. Highway 10 bridge connecting Prescott to Point Douglas, Minn., when a jacket and glasses were found on the bridge Sunday, Oct. 22.
Funeral services have been announced for Prescott Police Chief Gary Krutke, who died Saturday, Aug. 5 at Regions Hospital after battling cancer. According to his obituary listed on the O'Connell-Benedict Funeral Home website (formerly Hill Funeral Home), funeral services for Krutke will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Prescott High School (1010 Dexter St., Prescott). A burial with full military honors will take place at a later date at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, Fla.
The long-awaited St. Croix Crossing bridge connecting Oak Park Heights, Minn., and the town of St. Joseph, Wis., opened to traffic at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. The 86-year-old historic Stillwater Lift Bridge will close to traffic at the same time. State and local political dignitaries gathered to commemorate and honor those who played key roles in making the bridge a reality at a 10 a.m. ceremony on the western
TOWN OF ISABELLE -- A 29-year-old Minnesota man was thrown from his motorcycle Monday evening when a deer jumped out in front of him. Stephen N. Kelly, Hastings, Minn., was traveling northbound on Highway 35 east of County Road EE in the town of Isabelle at about 6:14 p.m. Oct. 10 when the incident occurred. Red Wing EMS transported him to Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Red Wing with undisclosed injuries. Ellsworth Fire also assisted Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies at the scene.
Editor's note: Two boys killed in a crash July 14, 2018 were the sons of Marya Christiansen, who died in 2016 when her car entered the Mississippi River near Hager City. HAGER CITY -- Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove said Thursday morning that 23-year-old Marya Christiansen missed a curve in the road and drove straight into the water, where she and her van were found submerged yesterday.
UPDATE 9 p.m. -- The Pierce County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the body of missing Hager City woman Marya Christiansen was found in her submerged van, which was pulled from the Mississippi back waters around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday.