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BALDWIN - Property owners in Pierce and St. Croix counties interested in making their land wildlife friendly are invited to attend the annual "Habitat Handout Day" and receive free spruce trees, wildlife friendly shrubs and seed for wildlife food plots. The distribution takes place 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the state Department of Natural Resources shop facility at 890 Spruce St. in Baldwin, same as previous years. Plants and seed will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Two Wisconsin wardens discovered the body of a Minnesota man, who has been missing for two months, on Saturday afternoon while motoring along the west shoreline of the St. Croix River. WDIO-TV of Duluth, Minn., reported Monday the Pine County Sheriff's Office of Minnesota says the body has been identified by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office as James Harlan Frentress, 43. Frentress had been missing since Feb.
A traffic crash near the work zone on eastbound I-94 between Eau Claire and Foster created a several mile back up on the interstate on Friday, April 19. For that reason, law enforcement officials have closed the ramp gate on U.S. 53 leading to eastbound I-94 until traffic is flowing again. Motorists on U.S. 53 will have to use the signed alternate route to Osseo and then back on to I-94.
The Joint Committee on Finance, made up of Wisconsin senators and Assembly members, met in Baldwin for seven hours Thursday to gather testimony from people with concerns about state budget priorities. Hundreds of people were on hand at the Baldwin High School auditorium to watch the proceedings or get their name on a list so they could have two minutes to address the committee. Among the members of the committee were State Sen.
A 61-year-old St. Paul, Minn., woman heading to work in New Richmond has been identified as the individual who died early Monday in a head-on collision in a curve on CTH A, just north of CTH G. Yeng Yang was pronounced dead by deputy St. Croix County Medical Examiner Jeff Stacken shortly after the 5:41 a.m. crash. The driver of the other car, Kelly Wilcox, 31, of Maplewood, Minn., was transported by ambulance to Westfields Hospital in New Richmond with undetermined injuries. A passenger in Wilcox' 2010 Chevrolet Impala -- Allen Matheus, 35, of St.
Angela Olson, past president of the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce, has opened her own law firm in Hudson. Previously with the law firms of Eckberg Lammers Briggs Wolff & Vierling and Bakke Norman, Olson said she went out on her own to provide balance in her life and to better learn the business of operating a law firm. "Having my own firm allows me the flexibility to serve my clients and be home with my kids when I want," she said. "I don't have to worry about how many hours I bill at the end of the day.
Two calves escaped and several were injured in a semi-truck crash along Interstate 94 on Thursday, April 4. The Wisconsin State Patrol was called to the scene of a semi rollover near the westbound lane of I-94 at the State Trunk Highway 29 exit near Elk Mound in Dunn County at about 10:54 p.m. Keith Spartz, 34, Wilmont, Minn., was driving his semi onto I-94 from Highway 29 when he struck a guard rail and overturned the rig and its trailer. The driver of the semi was not injured. The semi was transporting 185 calves.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a missing rural Amery man. David Melby, 53, was reported missing for his rural Amery residence on Wednesday, March 27. Melby last contacted a family member by cell phone on Tuesday, March 26, at approximately 3:30 p.m. The last known location of that cell phone was believed to have been in the Danbury, Wis. area. Melby is driving a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup.
The co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance have announced a series of public hearings around the state to receive input from citizens on the state budget. The Joint Committee on Finance is the legislative committee responsible for reviewing and making changes to the state budget. Among the locations selected for a public hearing is the Baldwin-Woodville High School Auditorium in Baldwin. That hearing will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18. State Sen.
Thousands of St. Patrick's Day revelers will soon hit the streets for New Richmond's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, March 17, and will begin at 2 p.m. in front of McCabe's Shamrock Club, 123 W. Third St. "We think, being on a Sunday, that this will be a great family thing," said MariBeth Driscoll, one of the parade organizers. "It'll be a whole weekend thing." The parade will follow the same route as the past few years, beginning at McCabe's Shamrock Club, heading north on South Knowles Avenue and turning west at West First Street.