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United Way St. Croix Valley launched its 2017 campaign Sept. 15. The annual fundraising campaign funds local nonprofits, school programs and targeted initiatives serving residents in Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties. This year's campaign theme is "We Fight for Strong Communities," which emphasizes United Way St. Croix Valley's support for the health, education and financial stability of all people within the three-county area.
ELLSWORTH -- If you’ve ever attended the Minnesota State Fair, then chances are you’ve visited The Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds booth. Owner Dick Mueller and his family were the first to introduce deep fried cheese curds to the event in 1975. This spring Dick announced his plans to retire and it was hoped that he could pass the business on to his son, Tom, who would continue the tradition at the fair.
Two Spring Valley Community Choirs (the Women's Choir and the Youth Choir) will be joined by the River Falls University Community Choir for a spring concert titled Earth, Sea, Sky and Home at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Spring Valley Stagehands Theatre. The Youth Choir is open to Spring Valley students in grades 3-5. A few familiar tunes they are performing include Consider Yourself (from Oliver), Somewhere Over the Rainbow (from the Wizard of Oz), and The Water Is Wide.
A 25-year-old Minnesota man was injured Friday night in a two-car accident at the intersection of County Highway E and US Highway 10 in the Town of Oak Grove. Jacob Philip Streiff of Rochester was northbound on Hwy. E, south of Hwy. 10 when initial investigation at the scene, according to Pierce County Sheriff's deputy Spencer Fobbe, indicated his vehicle didn't yield the right of way when traveling across Hwy. 10 and was struck by a vehicle driven by Ryan Patrick Kelly, 37, Ellsworth, who was westbound on Hwy.
A Hudson woman was injured Wednesday afternoon after crossing the centerline multiple times and striking multiple sign posts Pierce County sheriff's deputy Donny Knutson reports around 1:46 p.m., they were...
Outgoing Farm Service Agency (FSA) Chairman, DeWayne Benedict (right) received a Certificate of Appreciation from FSA District Director, Randy Cook (left), and was recognized for his years of dedicated service on the Pierce County FSA Committee (COC).
A 15-year-old child from Hager City is in fair condition at Gillette Children's Hospital after the vehicle he was riding in Thursday, struck a tree in the town of Martell.
Eastern gray tree frogs are common around our place. We see them stuck to the front windows of our house on damp mornings. Their toe pads allow them to cling to vertical surfaces. They make resonant trilling calls on humid days long after their breeding season in the spring. Gray tree frogs are masters of camouflage. They can change color from gray to green with dark mottling, to mostly green on the background color of their habitat.
Seven people were taken to area hospitals Thursday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident in the town of Spring Lake. Pierce County Sheriff's deputy Herman Kreig reports a vehicle driven by Francis Traynor, 83, Spring Valley, collided with another vehicle driven by Jennifer Nehring, 35, Elmwood on State Highway 128 and 850th Ave. The Sheriff's Office was notified of the accident around 1:10 p.m. Both Traynor and Nehring were uninjured.
--Dan Wilcox, outdoor columnist Monarchs are the iconic North American summer butterfly; beautiful insects with dark orange, black and white wings. They are the only butterfly with long-distance annual migrations. Hundreds of millions of monarchs migrate from eastern North America to high-elevation oyamel fir forests in the mountains of central Mexico to spend the winter.