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Emergency responders were on the scene of Mega Bus versus semi-truck crash at about 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, on I-94 just east of the Baldwin exit. A van was also involved in the crash. Although one individual in a semi-rig, ditched in the median, had to be extricated from a damaged tractor, he was said to be uninjured. Ambulances from Baldwin, Hudson and River Falls were summoned to check out people on the bus, who were said to have suffered some neck pain.
St. Croix Economic Development Corporation will host its third annual legislative forum with St. Croix County's four state legislators 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Cashman Conference Center on the WITC campus in New Richmond. Area lawmakers expected to attend include Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls; Rep. John Murtha, R-Baldwin; Rep. Dean Knudson, R-Hudson; and Rep. Erik Severson, R-Star Prairie. Public and private sector members of St. Croix EDC, county residents and business people are invited to attend and participate.
A memorial service for Alicia M. Bader, 25, will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29th at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m., Monday, at Bakken-Young's Beebe Chapel in New Richmond. Ms. Bader died Thursday, Nov. 24th, after her car failed to negotiate a curve on CTH A, south of New Richmond city limits. According to her obituary, she attended Elk Mount High School before graduating from New Richmond High School in 2005. She earned her certified nursing assistant certificate and worked a variety of jobs in health care.
MADISON - Among more than 600,000 hunters who headed afield Saturday morning for Wisconsin's annual gun-deer opener, more than one in six were successful by Sunday evening. A preliminary call-in tally showed hunters registered 112,581 deer over the two day period. "As I listened to deer hunters over the opening weekend, there is a lot of excitement about the changes implemented this year; particularly the fact that hunters are no longer required to harvest an antlerless deer before harvesting their first buck in the CWD zone," said DNR Executive Assistant Scott Gunderson.
Roberts residents will have a new place to shop this spring. Ivan and Brenda Hackman of Roberts are excited to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for Hackman Town & Country on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m., at the building site located on Highway 65 across from the Village of Roberts Public Works Department. Hackman Town & Country is set to open in the spring of 2012. The 14,000-square-foot retail store will be a Hardware Hank & Purina dealership.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said last week that the St. Croix River Crossing is a top priority for President Barack Obama. Oak Park Heights, Minn. City Councilmember Mary McComber spoke with LaHood and White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley about the St. Croix River Crossing during a briefing for city and municipal leaders held at the White House on Thursday, Oct.
A woman from New Richmond was killed and two men -- one from River Falls and one from Prescott -- were injured in an accident that occurred in the Bass Lake area south of Somerset Tuesday morning. Dawn Anderson, 37, New Richmond, was pronounced dead at the scene by a St. Croix County medical examiner. Thomas E. Geistfeld, 64, Prescott, was transported to Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minn., with unknown injuries and later transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. His passenger, Cole J.
Chris Stevens estimates for a living. He is a professional construction estimator for Derrick Homes of New Richmond. Despite his skills, even he didn't see it coming last year when his giant pumpkin set the world record at 1,810.5 pounds, crushing the previous mark of 1,725. "It was estimated at 1,550. To get one to go that heavy is incredibly rare," he said. Stevens, a 2000 construction program graduate at UW-Stout, will be back to defend his world title the next two weeks. He will enter his new crop of giant pumpkins in weigh-offs at festivals Saturday, Oct.
Local supporters of a new St. Croix River crossing near Stillwater traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with congressional members and lobby for speedy passage of a bill that would clear the way for the span to be constructed. Among the 18 area residents who were part of the trip, coordinated by the Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing, were New Richmond Mayor Fred Horne, New Richmond City Council members Jane Hansen and Kirk Van Blaircom, New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Director Russ Korpela, and John and Tini Soderberg from New Richmond. Also attending were St.
Like the land rush that helped build up the American wild west, New Richmond is poised to open up the flood gates of development over the next few years. Dubbed the "New Richmond Land Rush," the city has decided to suspend collection of its impact fees and sewer access charges to help spur development in the community. Due to the nation's down economy and high gas prices, New Richmond's residential and commercial growth has been slow over the past two or three years.