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With Congress poised to vote soon on a proposed bridge to be built over the St. Croix river near Stillwater, Minn., 30 state legislators from Minnesota and Wisconsin sent a letter to their respective congressional delegations urging they vote no. A measure to allow for construction of the bridge was set to be considered in the U.S. Senate on Thursday. In the letter, legislators from both sides of the St.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said last week that the St. Croix River Crossing is a top priority for President Barack Obama. Oak Park Heights, Minn. City Councilmember Mary McComber spoke with LaHood and White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley about the St. Croix River Crossing during a briefing for city and municipal leaders held at the White House on Thursday, Oct.
A Michigan semi- driver and her passenger have been indentified as the victims of a three-truck crash which occurred late Wednesday morning on I-94, about 20 miles south of Eau Claire. Clara Lee-Ann Wonsowicz, 47, of Brighton, Mich., was the driver of a westbound Werner Transport semi that crossed the median and struck two other semi units traveling eastbound, the State Patrol said. Both Wonsowicz and her 46-year-old passenger, Thomas John-Scott Brown from Ypsilanti, were pronounced dead at the scene. Carolyn Sailor, a passenger in a eastbound Scott's Express semi being driven by her husban
The St. Croix Underage Drinking Coalition completed a wave of compliance checks in several municipalities in St. Croix County on Sept. 30. This round of checks marks the seventh year of compliance investigations by the coalition. Of the establishments checked in September, 83 percent passed by not serving alcohol to minors. Some 17 percent of establishments checked failed the compliance check. A compliance check is a tool to identify alcohol establishments that sell alcohol to underage youth.
After waiting patiently for almost a year, four Twin Cities area women picked up their new 2012 Volkswagen Beetles at a Twin Cities dealership on Thursday. It was the final piece of a $40,000 prize package each won at Oprah Winfrey's final ultimate "My Favorite Things" episode in November of 2010. Among the 276 winners from across the nation were Abby Pike of New Richmond and her grandmother, Glenda Sopha of Bayport, Minn. A woman from Anoka, Minn. and another from Mahtomedi, Minn.
The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources today (Wednesday, Oct. 5) held a hearing to review and amend the legislation which would allow the St. Croix River Crossing to move forward. On a bi-partisan vote of 30-14, the legislation was amended so that the House version of the bill now matches the language of the U.S. Senate bill. If the bill is eventually approved, the measure would exempt the proposed St.
A woman from New Richmond was killed and two men -- one from River Falls and one from Prescott -- were injured in an accident that occurred in the Bass Lake area south of Somerset Tuesday morning. Dawn Anderson, 37, New Richmond, was pronounced dead at the scene by a St. Croix County medical examiner. Thomas E. Geistfeld, 64, Prescott, was transported to Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minn., with unknown injuries and later transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. His passenger, Cole J.
Chris Stevens estimates for a living. He is a professional construction estimator for Derrick Homes of New Richmond. Despite his skills, even he didn't see it coming last year when his giant pumpkin set the world record at 1,810.5 pounds, crushing the previous mark of 1,725. "It was estimated at 1,550. To get one to go that heavy is incredibly rare," he said. Stevens, a 2000 construction program graduate at UW-Stout, will be back to defend his world title the next two weeks. He will enter his new crop of giant pumpkins in weigh-offs at festivals Saturday, Oct.
Local supporters of a new St. Croix River crossing near Stillwater traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with congressional members and lobby for speedy passage of a bill that would clear the way for the span to be constructed. Among the 18 area residents who were part of the trip, coordinated by the Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing, were New Richmond Mayor Fred Horne, New Richmond City Council members Jane Hansen and Kirk Van Blaircom, New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Director Russ Korpela, and John and Tini Soderberg from New Richmond. Also attending were St.
On Monday, Aug. 29, at approximately 7:30 p.m. the Roberts Police Department responded to an incident that occurred in the 200 block of West Warren Street. According to the complainant an unknown male traveling east on Warren Street rode past a group of individuals and brandished a firearm. The suspect was riding a black and silver sport type motorcycle with an unknown license plate number, and was dressed in black leather. The police department is asking for the public's assistance in providing any information that would help identify the suspect.