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A lame duck session of the St. Croix County Board Tuesday morning was not without extended discussion on several items while eight supervisors were acknowledged for their service upon leaving county government. Lindy Luckey was recognized by board chair Daryl Standafer and administrator Patrick Thompson for 26 years of service.
The St. Croix County Sheriff's department was continuing the investigation of a stabbing incident in rural Somerset Sunday night. Sheriff John Shilts said Monday morning deputies were called to 1952 County Rd. I at 10:20 p.m. where Timothy P. Burdick, 41, had suffered multiple stab wounds to his legs and stomach. Burdick was evacuated to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. George Willie Elmore, 51, was arrested and taken to jail in the incident.
Michelle Pietrick is moving on to another government entity. It appears to be in her blood. For the nearly nine years, Pietrick, 50, has served St. Croix County as finance director. On March 7, she will take a similar position with the city of South St. Paul. "I have been looking for the last couple years," she said during a conversation in her government center office last week. "City government is really where my heart is." "I like St. Croix County. There were a lot of challenges and a lot of good people here," Pietrick said. The St.
A man arrested 16 months ago in a child pornography investigation was convicted in St. Croix County Circuit Court Friday afternoon. Richard Lawrence Tereau, 41, St. Paul, who was a town of Somerset resident at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to one count of felony possession of child pornography. The remaining 10 counts in the case were read into the record for purposes of a surcharge. Judge Howard W.
The investigation of St. Croix County's most prominent cold case is about to heat up a little more. The murder of William S. "Junior" Clapp at 2:35 a.m. April 25, 1993, from a single gunshot wound at his rural Roberts farm house remains unsolved and the Wisconsin Dept. of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Special Assignments Bureau will aid the sheriff's department in the continuing investigation. DCI cold case experts are expected to meet with sheriff's personnel Feb.
The art of brewing beer goes back thousands of years in history. In Wisconsin it's every bit a part of the fabric of history and culture in the state.
Judge Eric J. Lundell differed from the recommendations of the prosecution and handed down a prison sentence for Elise D'Lynn Will of Hammond Thursday morning in a child abandonment conviction. "The public should be put on notice this is not acceptable," said Lundell and sentenced Will to three years in prison and seven years extended supervision. Prosecutor Frank Collins recommended 90 days in jail and a three year probation period.
My colleague Meg Heaton in a recent column wrote about her visit to "1968", the exhibit at the Minnesota History Center and her reflections of that turbulent year from a teenager's point of view. I reflect on the year from another, slightly older point of view. I was 22 years old at the beginning of 1968 and a senior in college. It was a pivotal year. I was on a course to graduate. The selective service draft was in full force then with the Vietnam War escalating in both numbers of military involved and numbers of casualties.
Traffic deaths on St. Croix County roadway took a sharp rise in 2011 over one of the lowest number of fatalities in recent history. Records at the sheriff's department show 13 deaths in the county in 2011 compared with just six in 2010.
A man facing felony charges in connection with a scuffle with jail deputies last week made an appearance in St. Croix County Circuit Court Tuesday morning, Jan. 17. Charges of battery to law officers, assault by a prisoner, resisting an officer, escape and bail jumping, were filed Jan. 10 against Shane Michael Kringen, 38, whose most recent address was listed as the Lino Lakes prison in Minnesota. Sheriff John Shilts said Kringen forced his way out of a cell on Jan. 9, grabbed Sgt.