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MADISON -- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m., Friday at Stillwater's Lowell Park, Walker's office announced just after 8 a.m. today. The event is open only to credentialed members of the press, said Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie. Walker will apparently travel north from LaCrosse following a 10:30 a.m. bill-signing ceremony at Grandad Bluff Park and a 1 p.m. graduation ceremony for new State Patrol troopers at the Stoney Creek Inn at Onalaska. Check back for coverage of Walker's visit later today.
MADISON - Phillips Medical, New Richmond, is among 14 winners of a 2011 Wisconsin Corporate Safety award announced Wednesday by the Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Other winners include: Campbell Soup Supply Co. LLC, Milwaukee; Colony Brands, Inc., Monroe; Dillman Equipment, a division of Astec, Inc., Prairie du Chien; GE Healthcare, Madison; Georgia Pacific Green Bay Broadway, Green Bay; J.F.
BALDWIN - Where there is smoke, there is fire, but out in the fields and meadows, this is not always a bad thing. As the flames race across the field, the fire consumes dead vegetation, invasive species and other harmful plants, leaving a mineral rich coating of ash on soil that is newly exposed to the sun's energy. This will spur the growth of hardy native plants, creating wildlife habitat while making it more difficult for invasive species to gain ground. The key is to make sure the fire stops before it crosses property boundaries.
A Lake Elmo, Minn., man is dead after his motorcycle left the roadway in the town of Richmond this morning. The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department responded to reports of a one-vehicle crash on County Road A about a quarter mile north of County Road G in the Town of Richmond. The call came in at 6:55 a.m. Monday, March 19. According to the report, sometime in the early morning hours, a 2010 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Scott Joseph Garavalia, 39, from Lake Elmo, Minn. was northbound on County Road A. The motorcycle left the road, entered the east ditch and overturned.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the management team for the construction efforts on the St. Croix Crossing that will connect Oak Park Heights with St.
The Eagle Valley Bank location in downtown St. Croix Falls was robbed at about 1:40 p.m. Friday, March 2, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Law enforcement officials are looking for the robbery suspect, believed to be a white adult female. The woman allegedly entered the bank and demanded money. She is described as being about 5' 4" in height with a thin build. She was wearing a tan, knee-length coat, a white knit hat, dark pants and shoes, dark sunglasses and blue gloves.
Backers of a new bridge over the St. Croix River will get a chance to celebrate recent successes at an event planned for Saturday. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (d-Minn.) and U.s. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) are among the politicians who will converge on the Stillwater bridge from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, to mark the passage of a congressional bill that will allow for the eventual construction of a new four-lane span. On Thursday, the U.S.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 339-80 on Thursday morning to exempt the proposed new St. Croix River Crossing project from the restrictions of the Federal Wild & Scenic Riverway Act. The action paves the way for eventual construction of a new four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River at Stillwater, Minn. and Houlton, Wis. The new span will replace the 80-year-old Stillwater lift bridge, which has been deemed obsolete and functionally inadequate for years. The one remaining step in the federal process is a signature from President Barack Obama. According to U.S. Rep.
Interstate 94 was fully reopened at 5:52 p.m. Monday at Roberts after a 100-foot plus stretch of pavement had been temporarily repaired by St. Croix County Highway Department crews and inspectors had pronounced the Hwy. 65 overpass safe for traffic. Firefighters and investigators were at the scene until about 10 a.m., trying to determine what caused a semi- fuel tanker to strike a support on the north side of the overpass, overturn and burn, killing the driver. In a DOT release, Lt.
The development group that wants to erect 41 wind turbines in the towns of Forest and Cylon announced Tuesday that they've dropped their $25 million claim against town officials on the basis "we owe it to the greater good to work together, figure this out and deliver the economic, social and environmental benefits that this project offers," said Highland Wind Project spokesman Jay Mundinger. "This project too important to the economic vitality of the region and Wisconsin's commitment to developing "green" energy for the future," Mundinger continued. Township and Highland project representati