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Wisconsin residents on opposite sides of the state have reported receiving fraudulent bills in the mail for supposed parking violations. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) asks consumers statewide to be on the lookout for fake invoices or threats of collections for phony parking fees. In early April, a Door County and a Pierce County resident each received a mailing from "Parking Collection Services" claiming they owed $35 and $50, respectively. The mailing listed a Milwaukee post office box as an address.
A Beldenville man who crashed his motorcycle after hitting a deer was airlifted from the Trimbelle Recreation Area in the town of Trimbelee mid-evening Tuesday. Walter Sorensen, 67, of W7642 CTH J, was transported to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minn. about 8:30 p.m. He was listed in critical condition just after 8 a.m., Wednesday, according to a nursing supervisor. Ellsworth firefighters responded along with a Red Wing Fire Department ambulance after a passerby reported the crash at 7:44 p.m.
PRESCOTT--An emergency response by a Prescott police officer is credited for saving the life of a suicidal man Wednesday, Chief of Police Mike R. Bondarenko announced. Officer Kristopher Stewart was dispatched to a residence in the city at 6:59 a.m. for a report of a 42-year-old man attempting to hang himself. When Officer Stewart arrived at 7:02 a.m., the man was hanging by the neck from a rope from a rafter in an attached garage. Stewart cut the man down. The man was not breathing. The officer performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the man and revived him.
HASTINGS--Utility work this Wednesday and Thursday may cause traffic delays on the Hastings (Minn.) bridge, southwest of Prescott. The work will restrict traffic to a single lane in both directions of Minn. Hwy. 61 between Fourth Street and Hwy. 10 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
SPRING VALLEY--The Spring Valley Stagehands' Theater Company is preparing for this spring's musical, "Oliver!" Written by Lionel Bart in 1960, it is based on the novel "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens and tells the tale of an orphan boy who escapes his cruel keepers, only to find himself in a den of thieves overseen by the comically villainous Fagin. Along the way to a happy ending, you will meet many colorful characters played by friends and neighbors. One of the lead actors is Braeden DuMond, who won the title role of Oliver.
On Monday, April 29, the student and professional staff of the University Center walked along County Highway E to pick up trash for the Adopt-A-Highway program. Three times every year, they clean up the section of roadway along County Highway E, just south of River Falls between Highway 29/35 and 690th Street. This is one of many efforts of the University Center staff to promote sustainability to the UWRF campus and River Falls community.
The supposed texted threat that prompted cancellation of activities in the Prescott School District Thursday evening turns out to have been a hoax, dreamed up by the teenager who first reported it, according to Prescott police. Text messages received by a Prescott teenager Thursday afternoon that indicated an individual from St.
RIVER FALLS--"Safety in the Garden" is the topic of the Thursday, April 25, St. Croix Valley Master Gardener Association (SCVMGA) meeting. Are there any potential dangers while gardening? Gardening should be fairly safe, right? There are many safety aspects people don't often consider while working in the gardens. Ken and Barb Kolbe, Hudson, will cover items of safety such as first aid, allergic reactions from plants, how to care for insects stings and simple sprains.
PRESCOTT--The Prescott City Council has approved an ordinance allowing legal operation of golf carts on city streets, Police Chief Mike R. Bondarenko announced. The ordinance is now in effect. The ordinance requires golf carts operated on city streets must be registered with the police department and inspected by a police officer. There is a $25 annual registration and inspection fee. Application for registration can be made at City Hall at 800 Borner St. or the police department at 1601 Pine St.
PRESCOTT--"If it seems too good to be true, it probably isn't true," Prescott Police Chief Mike R. Bondarenko said in a warning to city residents about a fraudulent check scam tied to a fraudulent offer of employment as a customer service evaluator. Recently, a Prescott resident received an unsolicited official-looking letter in the mail from an address in New York saying he had been "hired" to evaluate customer service at several large retail stores.