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Tears, cheers and pleas filled the room as the St. Croix County Health and Human Services Board and Council on Aging and Disabilities met together in joint session Monday night. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the 2014 budget for all Health and Human Services programs, but the public hearing was almost completely dominated by debate about the future of St.
New Richmond's Mary Park will soon transform into the festival known as the 46th annual Park Art Fair and Blues and Brews Fest, which is scheduled for June 7-8 at Mary Park. The celebration, which will play host to dozens of artists, several craft brewers and six musical groups, is organized by the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce. The structure of this year's event will remain the same as previous years, said Lisa Woletz, director of the Chamber. "We're excited about our musical lineup this year," she said.
Tracy Green became visibly agitated when talk of the possible closing of St. Croix Industries filled the room. A 28-year-old woman with developmental disabilities, Green has been an employee at St. Croix Industries for seven years. Her job entails everything from stuffing envelopes to assembling products for local businesses to placing labels on mailers. More than the work, however, her regular shifts at the county-operated occupational training facility are a chance for Green to interact with others and enhance her self worth. It's no wonder that a recommendation from the St.
It was a day John Soderberg didn't know if he'd ever witness. In the shadow of the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge, area business leaders, residents, politicians and media representatives gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking event for the St.
GORDON -- The Department of Natural Resources has established a hotline which residents potentially impacted by the Germann Road Fire in Douglas County can call to learn about the status of their homes and property. The phone number, 715-376-4185, will connect residents directly to Incident Command where staff are prepared to help update them regarding the status of buildings on their property. Residents wishing to visit their property will need to be escorted.
The St. Croix Central School District is mourning the loss of two high school students. According to a statement by high school Principal Glen Webb on the district's website, sophomore Erika Borgstrom, 16, and senior Dakotah Coach, 18, took their own lives in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 14. "They will be missed greatly by all who knew them," the statements reads.
A Houlton woman died in a two-vehicle crash at 2:12 p.m. Monday, May 13, in St. Joseph Township. According to a press release from the St. Croix County Sheriff's office, a 2011 Hyundai Accent, driven by Darlene Breault, 74, of Houlton was leaving the parking lot at 1415 Main St. in Houlton when it was struck by a 2004 Mazda Tribute, driven by Becky Lee Markfort, 27, New Richmond. Both vehicles came to rest on the median cement divider. Breault was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner's office. This is the fourth fatal accident of 2013 in St.
Bond was set at $100,000 cash Friday afternoon for a 24-year-old Roberts man charged with setting the fire that caused $1.5 million in damage to the St. Croix Central Elementary School Tuesday. Justin W. Nelson, 46 Frank St., Roberts, was arrested late Thursday afternoon by Roberts police with help from the ATF and several other agencies. He is charged with three felony counts: arson of a building, criminal damage to property and burglary of a building.
Roberts Police Chief Dan Burgess announced Thursday evening (May 2) that a suspect has been arrested following the investigation of the St. Croix Central Elementary School fire. Burgess made the announcement at a community meeting held by the St. Croix Central School District to update parents and community members on plans to resume classes. "I normally get to be a downer and tell you what you need to be worried about," Burgess said, "but tonight I get the experience to tell you what you need to not be worried about." At 5 p.m.
The upper Midwest field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Wednesday that it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the arson fire that caused an estimated $1.5 million in damage to the St. Croix Central Elementary School in Roberts early Tuesday morning. Scott D. Sweetow, special agent in charge of the St.