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A police report made public Monday alleges New Richmond Mayor Fred Horne was discovered cavorting with a woman in a basement exercise area at city hall around 2 a.m. Tuesday, April 12. The report also alleges Horne had been drinking and he allegedly questioned whether it was the officer's business that he was visiting the Civic Center in the middle of the night. Neither Horne nor his companion were cited or detained. Reports about the incident were reviewed by City Attorney Ron Siler and subsequently referred to Council President Jim Zajkowski, according to police Lt.
The Somerset Police Department, Somerset Fire and Rescue and Lakeview Ambulance were dispatched to 820 Rivard St. at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, on the report of a male suffering from a gunshot wound. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, near commercial buildings on the eastern edge of the village, they found a male on the ground. He had been discovered by members of his family. According to a press release from the Somerset Police Department, efforts to resuscitate the teenager were unsuccessful. He was declared dead at the scene. The St.
Two western Wisconsin residents are dead following a one-vehicle accident Saturday night. At about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the Polk County Sheriff's office received a 911 call reporting an accident on Highway 65 near 40th Avenue in the Town of Alden. Officers found a 2007 Dodge Caliber had struck a number of trees after leaving the roadway. The vehicle was operated by Jeffrey S. Pomerleau, 35, Luck. The owner of the vehicle, Jayme L.
A small group of local residents showed up to cheer a group of politicians who toured the Stillwater, Minn. lift bridge Friday afternoon, March 18. "Build the bridge," they chanted over and over. Democratic Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Sixth District) headed straight for the group when the tour was done, shaking hands and thanking them for their encouragement. Dayton and Bachmann joined Minnesota and Wisconsin state legislators, Stillwater officials and other elected officials from both sides of the St. Croix River for the gathering.
MADISON -- As cars passed the Capitol building in Madison Saturday, they honked their horns in rhythm. "This is what democracy looks like," chanted the protestors on the streets in response to the cars. Masses of protestors thronged the Capitol and the surrounding area to show their disapproval for Gov. Scott Walker's bill that limits collective bargaining power. Walker signed the bill into law Friday after the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly approved it. Once again, teachers and workers from all over the state drove to take part in the action at the capitol.
The death of a Somerset man following a car crash in St. Paul Thursday evening is being blamed on a medical condition. Dr. James Penman, 67, was identified by the State Patrol as the driver of a car that ran out of control on eastbound Hwy. 36 near McKnight Road in North St. Paul.
The 2011 Bass Lake Ice Fishing Contest will be held as scheduled this Saturday on Bass Lake, outside of Somerset. Bass Lake has more than 20 inches of clear safe ice. However, the combination of unseasonably warm weather and excessive salt run-off from the parking area has caused the ice at the only public landing on the lake to deteriorate to the point where the Department of Natural Resources has closed the landing to vehicular traffic.
The state Capitol building in Madison had two faces on Saturday. It's estimated that 70,000 people gathered at the Capitol that day for and against Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget repair bill that would limit collective bargaining rights for public employees and require them to contribute to their retriement/pensions and health insurance. On one side of the building, the union supporters gathered. People with megaphones chanted and pontificated. "It's time to stop these budget cuts," one man yelled.
One driver died and three others suffered injuries late Thursday in a three-vehicle collision on the northeast side of St. Croix County. The crash, involving two autos and a large delivery truck, was reported shortly after 5 p.m. in the vacinity of Hwy. 63/64 and CTH O in the Town of Cylon. According to the St. Croix County Sheriff's office, Thomas Victor Huju, 22, Minneapolis, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. According to witnesses at the scene, Huju's car crossed the center line was it traveled westbound on Highway63/64.
The Stillwater lift bridge could be under water again this spring. The bridge, which handles about 19,000 cars per day across the St. Croix River, faces a 90 percent chance of closing, according to Minnesota emergency management officials. "If we have rapid (snow) melt, look out," said Dan Luna of the National Weather Service's Twin Cities office. The same is true, he added, if there is significant new snowfall or rainfall on frozen ground. Already, most of the Upper Midwest has more snow than usually falls in an entire winter. "And we still have a good two months of winter," Luna said.