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After a Tuesday, April 30, fire closed St. Croix Central Elementary, district officials have been searching for a place to hold classes for the remainder of the school year. District Superintendent David Bradley said the district has identified Rolling Ridges Girl Scout Camp, located at 965 Alexander Road, Hudson. The camp is approximately 6 miles northwest of Roberts. Bradley said the plan is for students to begin classes at Rolling Ridges on Monday, May 6.
In response to the recent fire that has closed St. Croix Central Elementary School in Roberts, WESTconsin Credit Union offices are participating in a community supply drive. According to news sources, district officials are in process of identifying alternative facilities to hold classes for the remainder of the school year. More than 600 students kindergarten through fourth grade attend St. Croix Central Elementary. Now through Saturday, May 4, WESTconsin offices are collecting cash and school supplies from the public to help the school and families get through the end of the school year.
ROBERTS -- Officials with the St. Croix Central School District say extensive fire damage at the Roberts elementary school will prevent it from reopening before the end of the school year. By Monday, district leaders expect to have a plan as to how youngsters will finish out the year. Fire crews responded to a suspected arson fire at St. Croix Central Elementary School at around 3:44 a.m. Tuesday, April 30.. According to a news release sent out at around 9 p.m. Tuesday, by Police Chief Dan Burgess, arson investigators have confirmed there was forced entry into the school building.
A Stillwater, Minn. man -- an off-duty Washington County Sheriff's Department supervisor -- was struck in the face, neck and shoulder by pellets fired by a White Bear Lake, Minn., man who was hunting in the Town of Somerset early Tuesday, April 30. Sheriff John Shilts said Jerry Cusick, 53, a commander in the department, was on private property, scouting for birds when he was struck by a shot fired by Anthony Cardarelli. Shilts said Cusick made his way to a neighbor's residence where was transported by Lakeview EMS to Regions Hospital in St.
Two elderly Altoona residents -- Harvey Wick, age 85, and his wife, Ruth Wick, 84 -- have been identified as the individuals who died Monday night when their 1999 Buick ran off I-94 and rolled over an embankment. A passenger, Judy K. Harris, 54, of Spooner, sustained minor injuries. The Wisconsin State Patrol said Mr. Wick was traveling east on I-94 near mile marker 31 about 6:40 p.m.
BALDWIN - Property owners in Pierce and St. Croix counties interested in making their land wildlife friendly are invited to attend the annual "Habitat Handout Day" and receive free spruce trees, wildlife friendly shrubs and seed for wildlife food plots. The distribution takes place 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the state Department of Natural Resources shop facility at 890 Spruce St. in Baldwin, same as previous years. Plants and seed will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Joint Committee on Finance, made up of Wisconsin senators and Assembly members, met in Baldwin for seven hours Thursday to gather testimony from people with concerns about state budget priorities. Hundreds of people were on hand at the Baldwin High School auditorium to watch the proceedings or get their name on a list so they could have two minutes to address the committee. Among the members of the committee were State Sen.
A 61-year-old St. Paul, Minn., woman heading to work in New Richmond has been identified as the individual who died early Monday in a head-on collision in a curve on CTH A, just north of CTH G. Yeng Yang was pronounced dead by deputy St. Croix County Medical Examiner Jeff Stacken shortly after the 5:41 a.m. crash. The driver of the other car, Kelly Wilcox, 31, of Maplewood, Minn., was transported by ambulance to Westfields Hospital in New Richmond with undetermined injuries. A passenger in Wilcox' 2010 Chevrolet Impala -- Allen Matheus, 35, of St.
The co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance have announced a series of public hearings around the state to receive input from citizens on the state budget. The Joint Committee on Finance is the legislative committee responsible for reviewing and making changes to the state budget. Among the locations selected for a public hearing is the Baldwin-Woodville High School Auditorium in Baldwin. That hearing will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18. State Sen.
The difficult and dangerous cleanup of chemicals from the Red Cedar River at Menomonie continued Thursday with cleanup crews making significant progress, the state Department of Natural Resources reports. Underwater video shows fish swimming above the debris field at the bottom of the river, an indication that cold temperatures are dampening the toxicity of the commercial fertilizer that spilled into the river during a tragic semi-trailer truck crash 10 days ago. On March 5, during a snowstorm, a Dashman's Transport truck carrying 23,800 pounds of fertilizer in 40-pound bags skidded off I-94