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As part of the ongoing construction project at the Interstate 94 and Wisconsin 65 interchange, beginning tonight (Friday, June 22) at 9 p.m. the westbound Highway 65 exit ramp will be closed. Motorists will be detoured north on U.S. Highway 63 to west on U.S. Highway 12 to south on Wisconsin Highway 65. The ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, June 25. Motorists should plan ahead and prepare for delays.
The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo brings top notch Ram Rodeo to St. Croix County Fairgrounds & Fairplex, Glenwood City June 15-16 with 7:30 p.m. performances. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. In addition to the thrill of watching professional cowboys compete on the rough stock furnished by the famed Barnes Rodeo Stock Company, there are added attractions for the entire family, particularly junior wranglers. Muttin Bustin, sponsored by Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep, is a real crowd pleaser, testing the ability of junior wranglers to ride a sheep against the clock.
A couple with local ties has died while doing Christian missionary work in Zambia, Africa. Jay and Katrina Erickson died in an airplane crash June 2 in northwest Zambia. Katrina (Mansfield) Erickson grew up in the Somerset and New Richmond area and was homeschooled.
New Richmond was well represented at the White House on Tuesday. John Doar, a New Richmond native, was among 13 recipients of this year's Presidential Medals of Freedom presented by President Barack Obama.
Marcus P. Ebbers, the escapee from the St. Croix County Correctional Center, has been apprehended. Ebbers, who was enrolled in the Challenge Incarceration Program in New Richmond, walked away from the facility on May 22. In a news release, Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said Ebbers was riding a bicycle against traffic without any lamps lit at 3 a.m. on Friday, May 25, just south of Baraboo on U.S. Highway 12. While being questioned, Ebbers dropped the bike and began to run, according to the release. After being Tasered, Ebbers was apprehended and transferred to Sauk County Jail.
A New Richmond native is among a list of 13 recipients who will soon receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. In a press release from the White House on April 26, John Doar along with other notable American heros (including Bob Dylan, Madeleine Albright, Toni Morrison and John Glenn) were announced as this year's honorees. The Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the U.S., to world peace, or to cultural or other specific public or private
All 19 seats on the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors were up for election April 3, and there were contests in 12 of the districts. Printed below are the results. The winners' names are in bold. (These results are considered unofficial until the Board of Canvassers reviews them Friday.) District 1 (Town of Somerset, Wards 1 and 2; village of Somerset, Wards 1-4) Travis Schachtner - 300 Ryan S. Sicard -- 241 District 2 (Town of St.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has informed officials with the Highland Wind Farm project that its application for construction of a 41-turbine facility is officially complete and can move forward. The official notice from the PSC is dated March 29, 2012, and relates to a project proposed for the Town of Forest in the northeastern part of St. Croix County. "This is a major hurdle to clear and now the review process can begin," said Jay Mundinger, a spokesman for the Highland Wind Project.
A special meeting of the St. Croix County Health and Human Services Board has been scheduled to discuss the county-owned nursing home in New Richmond. The board will meet at 8 a.m. at the Health and Human Services building in New Richmond.
The weather matched the mood, as Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker met in Stillwater, Minn. for a joint press conference Friday afternoon. The two governors were along the banks of the St. Croix River to conduct their own celebration in the wake of recent congressional approval of a bill that will help pave the way for an eventual new bridge connecting the two states. As the celebration and press conference began, the clouds parted, the sky turned blue and the sun shined brightly.