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Republicans were winners in area elections Tuesday (District results are partial totals, but indicate winner): Congress (7th Dist.): Kreitlow (D) 134,379; Duffy (R) 174,234 State Senate (10th Dist.): Olson (D) 29,436; Harsdorf (R) 45,328 State Assembly (30th District): Odeen (D) 13,635; Knudson (R) 17,223 State Assembly (29th District): Swanson (D) 7,827; Murtha (R) 12,154
Republicans continue to do well in St. Croix County and northern Wisconsin. Results include: --7th Congressional District: Sean Duffy (Rep.) 77,304; Pat Kreitlow (Dem.) 55,156 with 40 percent of votes recorded. --10th State Senate: Sheila Harsdorf (Rep.) 19,284; Daniel Olson (Dem.) 11,536 with 41 percent of votes recorded. --30th Assembly District: Dean Knudson (Rep.) 7,853; Diane Odeen (Dem.) 4,524 with 45 percent of votes recorded. --29th Assembly District: John Murtha (Rep.) 6,360; Jim Swanson (Dem.) 4,081 with 42 percent of votes recorded Republican U.S.
Republicans are faring well in St. Croix County in early returns. Congressman Scott Duffy leads Democrat Pat Kreitlow (13,282-8,994). Republican State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf leads Democrat Daniel Olson (14,371-8,108). Republican state Rep. Dean Knudson leads Democrat Diane Odeen (7,053-4,524). Republicans Mitt Romney and Tommy Thompson also were leading in St. Croix County.
Network television stations have projected that President Obama will win the state of Wisconsin, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, it also looks like Democrat Tammy Baldwin will win the race against Republican Tommy Thompson. The outcome is based on exit polls.
Gorden Hedahl directs "It's a Wonderful Life," by James W. Rogers, based on the film by Frank Capra and the story by Philip Van Doren Stern, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The show will be performed Nov. 9 through Dec. 2. Hedahl wants the audience to experience a live version of the heartwarming and uniquely American holiday story of George Bailey, Mary, Clarence, Mr. Potter, and the citizens of Bedford Falls as they face the trials and joys of life from the Great Depression through World War II.
UW-River Falls Art Department presents their Art Faculty Exhibition at The Phipps Center for the Arts through Nov. 25. Artists exhibiting work in the faculty show are: Randy Johnston, Morgan Clifford, Bernice Ficek-Swenson, Brett Kallusky, Dan Paulus, Peter Mak, Lyz Wendland, Stephanie deArmond, Jan McKeachie-Johnston, Michael Helke, Jeannine Kitzhaber, Ann Lawton, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Eoin Breadon, Asako Nakauchi, Rhonda Willers and Heather Delisle. Deceased emeriti faculty Kurt Wild, Walter Nottingham and Lynn Jermal will also be remembered by their artwork.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans to conduct routine maintenance on the St. Croix River bridge in Hudson Tuesday night, Sept. 25 into Wednesday morning, Sept. 26. The right two lanes on westbound I-94 will be closed from 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. Traffic entering I-94 westbound from downtown Hudson should be prepared to yield to I-94 through traffic as well. Motorists are advised to plan ahead.
The annual Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Hudson and offers plenty of activities for those visiting downtown. The event is sponsored by the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts. Spirit of the St. Croix combines art with the history and beauty of the St.
St. Croix County authorities say Lucille M. Hansen, 84, of rural Roberts was the individual struck and killed just after 3 p.m. near her home on County Road TT, between 130th and 140th streets. The vehicle fled the scene but sheriff's deputies spotted the suspect vehicle and arrested the 36-year-old driver in Hudson about 20 minutes later. Robert C. Boles, last known address of Hammond, is being held at the St. Croix County jail. Police followed his car into Hudson on County Road A and Baer Road before stopping him in front of 1201 St.