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Like the land rush that helped build up the American wild west, New Richmond is poised to open up the flood gates of development over the next few years. Dubbed the "New Richmond Land Rush," the city has decided to suspend collection of its impact fees and sewer access charges to help spur development in the community. Due to the nation's down economy and high gas prices, New Richmond's residential and commercial growth has been slow over the past two or three years.
Three people were injured in a crash along Interstate 94 near Roberts at around 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. The crash occurred at milepost 12 in the westbound lane. Dale Larson of Augusta, Wis. was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled over in the ditch. The driver and two occupants of the car were taken to Regions Hospital in the Twin Cities with injuries.
A Baldwin man died late Sunday afternoon when a vehicle left a Town of Emerald road in St. Croix County, struck trees and rocks, then caught fire with the driver still trapped inside. Cory S. Johnson, 32, Baldwin, was pronounced dead at the scene by the county medical examiner. Three people who came across the crash attempted to extricate Johnson from the vehicle and put out the fire, but they were unable to due to the intense fire. St. Croix County authorities were alerted to the crash at 4:02 p.m.
The St. Croix County Fair officially kicked off Wednesday in Glenwood City, but don't fret it runs through the weekend and is chock-full of activities. Besides viewing the exhibits, tractor-pull, mud races and the many other events that occur at the fair year after year, there are many new things to see this time around.
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker sent two letters of support to Congress Thursday urging action on legislation to fund a new St. Croix River crossing at Stillwater. In his letters, the Governor notes the bipartisan support for the bridge in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.
A 51-year-old Woodville man who was injured in a July 6 motorcycle accident died yesterday due to injuries suffered in the accident, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department. Keith Bazille, who was not wearing a helmet, was partially ejected from his 2007 Yamaha when it struck a deer on the road, causing the cycle to skid. He was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul and died there Wednesday, July 13. His passenger, Kalley Bazille, 13, was also partially ejected from the motorcycle and was also taken to Regions for treatment of her injuries.
In a statement issued late Tuesday, members of the Coalition for for the St.
Patrick Sobota, 56, of rural Wilson died Tuesday from injuries suffered in an ATV crash. The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department received a missing persons report in Cady Township at around 7:52 a.m. Tuesday, July 5. Initial information indicated that a male subject left the American Legion in Wilson at approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday eveing, July 4, on a Polaris 500 X2 four-wheeler and did not arrive home. There was no contact with the individual since that time. Deputies responded to the area and assisted family and friends with an extensive ground search of the area.
An 11-year-old girl was killed Friday night when a tree feel on her at a Burnett County, Wis., campground during a storm with winds up to 100 mph that cast a path of destruction across Northwestern Wisconsin. The death of a Burnett County man of an apparent heart attack also might have been related to the storm, according to Brian Satula, administrator of the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center. Dawn Sargent, public information officer for the county, said 39 people were injured in the storm, three critically. The critically injured victims were taken to hospitals in Eau Claire, Wis.
Reggie D. Gilbertson, 35, of Hudson has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Eau Claire Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 5th offense. A state trooper responded to an aggressive driving report Thursday, June 30, on I-94 between Hammond and Baldwin. The trooper located the vehicle and obtained a speed reading in excess of 100 miles per hour.