The crash of a semi-tractor and trailer in Hudson Monday morning snarled traffic on Interstate 94 for more than an hour. At 8:40 a.m., an eastbound County Concrete rig driven by Ronald Oldenberger, 64, of Eau Claire, sideswiped a second eastbound semi-truck, veered into the center median wall and overturned. The Mack tractor came to rest with the driver's side door on top of the median wall, while the trailer fell over the wall and lay on the westbound side of the freeway. The accident happened a short distance west of the Carmichael Road interchange, about a mile and half east of the St.
A Prescott man died overnight at Regions Hospital in St. Paul as a result of injuries suffered in a head-on crash last Sunday on Hwy. 35 south of Prescott. Randy J. Tape, 51, had been transported by helicopter from the scene along with his passenger, 53-year-old Tammy A.
SPRING VALLEY -- A 57-year-old Downsville man was transported to a Menomonie hospital for treatment following a two-vehicle crash at 7:51 a.m., Thursday that resulted in a rollover and fire. Clayton D. Crouley, of rural Downsville, was northbound on Hwy. 128, about a mile south of Hwy. 29 in the town of Spring Lake when he attempted to pass a pickup truck-trailer rig that was towing a large round bale trailer.
With barely three weeks until the 10th Senate District recall election, details are being worked out on three proposed forums or debates that will allow voters to compare and contrast incumbent Senator Sheila Harsdorf, a Republican, with her Democratic challenger, Ellsworth teacher Shelly Moore. Moore's press secretary, Gillian Morris, announced Friday that Moore has accepted debates with Senator Sheila Harsdorf, to be hosted by the River Falls Chamber of Commerce, Hudson Patch and Wisconsin Public Radio.
SPRING VALLEY -- Services were to be held Wednesday evening at Glenwood City for 26-year-old Kyle Glenn, owner of the Spring Valley Super Value grocery store, who died early Friday morning at the Baldwin Area Medical Center. Glenn was found mortally wounded shortly before 6 a.m. Friday when sheriff's deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call apparently placed by Glenn, minutes before he shot himself with a handgun in the store's warehouse area. Officers were on-scene within minutes of the 5:38 a.m. call being received at the Ellsworth dispatch center.
A 55-year-old male quietly surrendered to law enforcement authorities Thursday evening after a four-hour stand-off in New Richmond. According to New Richmond Police Chief Mark Samelstad, officers responded to a report that a suicidal male had made worrisome statements to family members. Officers also learned that the man had long guns and handguns inside the residence. Access to a four-block area of New Richmond's southeast side was restricted late Thursday afternoon as local police, with support of St.
Preparations for the July 20-22 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days shifted to high gear this week with the arrival of tent-erection crews, contractors to build display buildings, Farm Tech's contracted electrician, portable lighting and generators. A crew of more than a dozen men from Briggs Tent Company, Eau Claire, arrived with semi-trailers of canvas, poles, ropes and stakes that will transform most of 40 acres into a covered display area. Tents vary in size with the largest, to be occupied by Fleet Farm, measuring 40 ft. by 200 ft.
Area drivers on County Road F from Hudson to County Road MM will probably see the staging of construction equipment that signals the start of a month-long road improvement project. Grading and topsoil removal for the 2.8-mile stretch was to begin Wednesday, April 21, according to St. Croix County Highway Commissioner Tim Ramberg. By Monday, April 26, crews will be widening shoulders and milling away old asphalt. Although traffic may be slowed or restricted at times to one lane, no closures are expected.
WAVERLY -- One Elmwood firefighter was airlifted to Regions Hospital Wednesday evening and two others were transported to River Falls Area Hospital after several men were overcome by smoke while fighting a rural grass fire in eastern Pierce County. Firefighter Tom Joyce, 38, remained hospitalized at Regions Thursday morning.
MADISON -- Six River Falls Wildcat swimmers stroked their way to respectable finishes in Friday's Division 2 State Swimming competition at the Natatorium at UW-Madison Friday afternoon and evening. Senior Roland Pomfret bettered his 5:03:18 sectional qualifying time in the grueling 500-yard freestyle event by more than 4 seconds and shaved several hundreths of a second off the RFHS record with his performance Friday night. Pomfret also took more than one second off his sectional time in the 200-yard freestyle event, finishing in 1:50:49, just two seconds behind first place winner Max Schiman