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New Richmond business owner, farmer and entrepreneur Rob Stafsholt announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for District 29 to the Wisconsin Assembly. The Republican District 29 primary election is set to take place on Sept.12, with the winner to face off against the Democrat candidate in the upcoming November election. Stafsholt will be running his campaign on a number of key issues including: * Lower property taxes. "As a farmer and real estate owner, I realize how crucial it is to have a fair property tax system.
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has tagged a good portion of the region as "Earn-A-Buck" zones for the upcoming fall deer hunt. Areas in which the EAB requirement will be in place include the DNR's deer management unit 60M which covers western Pierce and St. Croix counties from Prescott north to Houlton and east to Highway 65 with Highway 64 as the northern boundary and Highway 29 as the southern boundary. The DNR's deer management units 59B and 61 are also designated as EAB.
The price of many dairy products may soon increase because of hot weather in Wisconsin and California. Dairy marketing specialist Bob Cropp says the recent weather in the two states not only stresses dairy cows and lowers production, but will also impact the price of feedstock, such as corn and hay. Cropp says, however, that the impact may not be immediate. He notes there is a lot of cheese and butter in storage. He also says that the milk price is set once a month, so this impact will be seen starting here in August, with a continued increase to September.
Two people from Hastings, Minn., are in Regions Hospital in St. Paul following a Saturday afternoon motorcycle accident in Diamond Bluff Township in Pierce County. Authorities from the Pierce County Sheriff's Department say that Richard Lange, 57, was on a curve northbound on Pierce County 0, just north of Highway 35, when his motorcycle left the road at approximately 2:45 p.m. Lange was airlifted to Regions Hospital by a Life Link helicopter where he was listed in serious condition as of Monday morning. His passenger, Laura D.
654 Glover Rd PLAN COMMISSION will meet August 3, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. AGENDA: Approve Minutes; Acknowledgement of applications for action as regulated by SDO - No action; Rezoning - Exclusive Ag to Ag Residential - Eagle Ridge Property Mgmt, South Ilwaco Rd; Rezoning - Exclusive Ag to Ag Residential - Troy Development Corp., Section 11 - South of Coulee Trail; Concept - Troy Development Corp., Section 11 - South of Coulee Trail; Concept/driveway permit in riverway with specific authority for maintenance of private road - Verizon Wireless, 182 Glenmont Rd.
On Jan. 7, 2006, Leah Gustafson, 29, was brutally murdered after allegedly letting Jason Borelli, 32, into her Superior apartment. Had she known the past history of this neighbor from across the street she probably would not have opened the door, friends say. Borelli, who is accused of murdering Gustafson, has a long-record of violent offenses including the brutal beating of a Rice Lake woman and an assault on his mother. His trial in the Gustafson murder is scheduled to begin Oct. 30 in Douglas County.
State Rep. Kitty Rhoades, R-Hudson, recently received the Friend of Agriculture Award from the Volunteers for Agriculture, which is part of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. The federation is a statewide organization that promotes agriculture issues for its members. "I am honored to receive this award for the work I have done to help farmers in western Wisconsin and throughout the state," Rhoades said. "Agriculture is a part of our state's heritage.
Democrat Gov. Jim Doyle met with families and researchers to discuss President Bush's veto of H.R. (House of Representatives) 810, legislation that would have allowed the federal government to fund research on new stem cell lines.
Wisconsin hasn't had any problems with elections since the state Elections Board was established, so changing the current system isn't very realistic. That's how Doug La Follette responds to his primary competitor Scot Ross' idea that election oversight should return to the office of the Wisconsin Secretary of State. "I think it's a real mixed issue," said La Follette. "Having the oversight of elections rest with an elected official gives elections a higher profile." However, La Follette, who has been the secretary of state for over 20 years, says there is a big downside to that idea.
MADISON - Wisconsin's white-tailed deer population is projected to be 1.5 to 1.7 million this fall, 12 percent higher than last fall, according to state wildlife officials. That projection is well above established population goals, but better than expected, according to Keith Warnke, big game ecologist for the Department of Natural Resources. "Given the limited herd control seasons last year and the extremely mild winter in northern Wisconsin, hunters did a fine job limiting projected herd growth to 12 percent," Warnke says.