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State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) knew she was on the hot seat when she showed up at Osceola High School on March 7. School officials and teachers from across western Wisconsin had invited local legislators to a regional gathering to voice their displeasure with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recently released budget proposal.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin voted 2-1 on Thursday, Feb. 14, to deny an application of Highland Wind Farm, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a 102.5 megawatt (MW) wind electric facility in the Towns of Forest and Cylon in St.
You'd be better off in Wisconsin, says a western Wisconsin legislator in an open letter addressed yesterday to Minnesota businesses. Rep. Erik Severson (R-Osceola), who represents part of St. Croix County, says Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal shows Minnesota's businesses are more welcome in Wisconsin. "I believe it is important to outline the options for businesses in Minnesota by letting them know that here in Wisconsin we value job creators," said Severson. "Gov.
Gov. Scott Walker is expected to fly into the New Richmond Regional Airport this afternoon as part of a tour to introduce the new CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Association. The appointment of Reed Hall was announced at news conferences earlier this week. The New Richmond event will be 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. today (Thursday) at Griggs Aviation, 625 W.
Gov. Scott Walker stopped at Bosch Packaging Technologies in New Richmond Thursday, Dec. 13, for an hour-long visit to the local manufacturer. The stop was one in a series of what Walker's office calls a "Talk with Walker" event.
About 120 rabbits died in a rural Somerset barn fire early Friday morning. The Somerset Fire Department was called out to a barn fire at about 2:40 a.m. at the the Michael and Deanne Ray farm at 1615 57th St., Somerset. Mutual aid was provided by the St. Joseph and New Richmond Fire Departments. Crews were on the scene until about 9 a.m. Friday. About 30,000 gallons of water was trucked in to fight the fire. According to Somerset Fire Chief Travis Belisle, the homeowners were awakened by the noise of the fire.
A registered sex offender from California has moved to the community and the New Richmond Police Department is taking steps to notify the public. Bryton P. Kraft, 16, now resides on Brigetta Drive in New Richmond. He was convicted of intent to commit rape in April in San Diego, Calif. The victim was an adult female group home worker. Due to his past criminal history, Kraft has been classified as a "high risk" offender, which prompted the public notification process, according to Police Chief Mark Samelstad. Kraft is a white male weighing about 140 pounds.
Heavy snow showers in the Roberts area around 8 a.m., Monday caused several spin-outs near Mile Marker 11 and backed up traffic for five miles in the westbound lanes of Interstate 94. At least two people were transported to Hudson Medical Center with minor injuries from one of the crashes, according to State Patrol radio transmissions. Nearly an inch of snow quickly accumulated on CTH N, just south of the Interstate and St.
St. Croix County has adopted a strategic plan to run through 2035 capping a long arduous path that began in 2008. The strategic plan is a county document of background and policy, said Supervisor Agnes Ring who introduced the measure at the board's regular meeting Monday, Nov. 5. "This work goes back to 2008 and has been considered by three different boards," she said.
The St. Croix County Board is on record as supporting the construction of a new nursing home to replace an aging facility at the St. Croix Health Center campus in New Richmond. But while the majority of county supervisors have voted to endorse the idea (12-7 according to a vote taken last month), paving the way for actual construction of such a facility is fraught with challenges. At a special meeting of the St.