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Help with Habitat home

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church is constructing the walls of a Habitat Home that will be built in Ashland. Each year, church members work on a Habitat home. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 7-9, volunteers will build walls of the home in the parking lot of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 505 13th St. S., from 6-8 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend, help out and experience what a Habitat service project is like. After the walls are completed, they will be delivered to Ashland, and a group from the church will travel there to continue work on the home, which will house a family of five. The church is located at E.P. Rock Elementary School. For more information, call (715) 386-5409.

HOME meal is Thursday night

The free Hudson Outreach Meal for Everyone, scheduled the first and third Thursday of the month, is set for July 2, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 Third St. Serving is from 5-6:30 p.m. Baby-sitting is available. For more information, call Ruth Lewis at (715) 425-9766.

Animal group gathers Thursday

St. Croix Animal Friends will hold its monthly public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 502 County UU. For more information, call (715) 386-8379.

County offers immunizations and other services

The St. Croix County Department of Public Health is holding public immunization clinics this month in New Richmond, 1445 N. Fourth St., from noon-4 p.m. Mondays, July 6, 13 (noon-5 p.m.), 20 and 27. A variety of low-cost vaccines are available. Hepatitis B vaccine for individuals 19 years of age and older must be preordered by calling (715) 246-8330 (cost is $36 per dose). Public Health also offers low-cost reproductive health services, (715) 246-8365; well-child screening, (715) 246-8369; and WIC services (Women Infant Children nutrition program), (715) 246-8359;

Beekeepers meet July 9

The St. Croix County Beekeepers meet at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the county agriculture office, 1960 Eighth Ave., Baldwin. The next meeting is July 9. Everyone is welcome.

WITC open house Thursday, July 9

WITC-New Richmond is holding an open house from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, July 9. People may still apply for fall semester -- openings remain in some diploma and associate degree programs and in certificate programs. Advisers and staff will be available to answer questions, and prospective students may take a career assessment, tour the campus and have refreshments. WITC also offers online and evening courses along with flex labs.

Bridge meetings again

The Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Transportation have scheduled information meetings to update the public on the St. Croix River Crossing project:

  • Wednesday, July 15, 5-7 p.m., Stillwater Area High School, 5701 Stillwater Blvd. N.; and
  • Thursday, July 16, 5-7 p.m., Somerset High School, 645 Sunset Drive.

    Staff will be on hand to answer questions and share information during the open houses. For more information, call Paul Conlin at (715) 833-5364 or go to

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