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Wisconsin Secretary of Transportation Frank Busalacchi addressed the St. Croix County Board Tuesday and said significant progress is being made on the proposed Stillwater bridge. "There could be some sort of agreement as soon as this fall," Busalacchi said. He cautioned board members during a question-and-answer session, however, saying that there are still many potential roadblocks to the project. "We all want to say, just get on with it," Busalacchi said. "It's not as easy as we think; we can't steamroll this.
St. Croix County will attempt to seize the home and property of a man who pleaded guilty to the manufacturing and delivery amphetamine from his home just north of Somerset. Mitchell J. Knack was arrested with a methamphetamine lab on his property Oct. 20, 2004. He faced eight charges, but finally pleaded to the one charge on March 2 and now faces a prison sentence of up to 12 years. Jim Richard, an investigator for the St. Croix County Drug Task Force, spoke to members of the St.
I received a brochure from the American Automobile Association titled "Your Driving Costs 2005." Whenever I see something like this I always assume the estimates are too high. I think I'm like most people - I probably don't spend as much money as I should on my vehicle. As I read the brochure, however, I began to realize that operating a vehicle is an expensive proposition and there is more to it than just buying gas and having your oil changed from time to time.
The St. Croix River spilled over its banks at a record level in the spring of 1965 and to this day, the records set 40 years ago still stand. The winter and spring of 1965 saw record snow falls, including two big snow storms just before the weather suddenly turned warm. The result was a massive snow melt and record flooding throughout the upper Midwest. The St. Croix River crested at 694.08 feet before the flooding began to subside. Among the major impacts to the Hudson area was the closing of highway 35 in front of the wastewater treatment plant in Hudson.
A sellout crowd attended the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau Awards Banquet Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Hudson Golf Club. The dinner meeting included many awards, recognition of Chamber members and a keynote address from sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman. Willis H. Miller was the winner of the Marie Blakeman Award. Presented by Barbara Richardson, daughter of Marie Blakeman, the award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a commitment to serving the community.
Representatives of the Hudson Hockey Association announced plans last week to construct a second arena near the existing arena at 1820 Hanley Road. Association President Jay Kolls and Building Committee Chair Kevin Vance announced the plans at the Hudson Thursday Noon Rotary Club meeting last week. The organization hopes to have part of the facility ready next fall.
In reversing what St. Croix County Finance Committee Chair Ralph Swenson called a previous "mistake," the committee voted Thursday to restore a part-time position in the clerk of court's office. Clerk of Court Lori Meyer said the position was eliminated when it appeared that a new full-time position would be added to the department in the 2005 budget. "Apparently the full-time position was denied at the Oct. 7 meeting," Meyer said, "although there was no record of it in the minutes.
I remember when I first obtained e-mail at work. I don't even remember when it was, but it was within the past five years sometime. It was so exciting. I came to work one morning and clicked on my inbox and there was a message for me! How exciting. Like so many things in life, the luster wears off quickly. Unlike those early days, when I was excited about that unopened e-mail in my computer, the task has now become a chore - a chore unequalled by anything we had before e-mail. The difference with e-mail, and other forms of communication, is that e-mails never stop!
The office of St. Croix County Clerk works closely with the court system and is responsible for the many record-keeping functions of the court. In addition, the office also oversees jury management and the collection of fees, fines and forfeitures associated with law enforcement activities. The St. Croix Clerk of Court office has 14 full-time employees (including the clerk of court) and one part-time employee. The office works closely with law enforcement, judges, the legal community, the district attorney office, the general public and various local, state and federal agencies.
Before every election, we get calls about people vandalizing campaign signs. The same is true this year, except it seems as though the calls are more frequent. The majority of the callers this year have complained about the trashing of Bush/Cheney signs, although I've also gotten plenty of calls from Kerry/Edwards supporters. Most callers are hoping the newspaper will write a story about the signs being vandalized.