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MADISON - Though hunters define success in different ways, 134,772 deer were successfully harvested and registered in Wisconsin during the opening weekend of the nine-day deer season. The tally is based on preliminary call-in numbers collected from registration stations by Department of Natural Resources staff. "We want to remind folks that these preliminary numbers come from a staff call-around to deer registration stations (Monday) morning," said Tom Hauge, director of the DNR wildlife management program.
A registered sex offender from California has moved to the community and the New Richmond Police Department is taking steps to notify the public. Bryton P. Kraft, 16, now resides on Brigetta Drive in New Richmond. He was convicted of intent to commit rape in April in San Diego, Calif. The victim was an adult female group home worker. Due to his past criminal history, Kraft has been classified as a "high risk" offender, which prompted the public notification process, according to Police Chief Mark Samelstad. Kraft is a white male weighing about 140 pounds.
St. Croix County has adopted a strategic plan to run through 2035 capping a long arduous path that began in 2008. The strategic plan is a county document of background and policy, said Supervisor Agnes Ring who introduced the measure at the board's regular meeting Monday, Nov. 5. "This work goes back to 2008 and has been considered by three different boards," she said.
The St. Croix County Board is on record as supporting the construction of a new nursing home to replace an aging facility at the St. Croix Health Center campus in New Richmond. But while the majority of county supervisors have voted to endorse the idea (12-7 according to a vote taken last month), paving the way for actual construction of such a facility is fraught with challenges. At a special meeting of the St.
The wind was howling throughout the Town of Forest on Friday. It would have been a good day to help turn large wind energy turbines. If Highland Wind Farm developers get their way, 41 turbines will be installed across that rural township landscape by the end of next year. A large number of local residents are up in arms over the idea. Still others are perfectly fine with the plans. For the past couple years, as the controversy over the planned wind farm picked up steam, supporters of the project have typically stayed quietly in the background.
The Willow River has too much phosphorus flowing into it and steps are being taken to address the issue. Phosphorus is a huge problem in rivers and lakes as too much of it promotes vegetation growth and harms overall water quality. It can also have a big impact on fish and the aesthetics of a body of water. According to Kyle Kulow, watershed land specialist with the St.
Bakke Norman will be closing its Baldwin office and transferring attorneys and staff to the firm's New Richmond and Menomonie locations. Attorneys Terry Dunst, Adam Jarchow and Tammy Skoglund and their support staff will move to the New Richmond office. Bob Richardson and his support staff, together with Richardson Tax and Accounting, will move to the Menomonie office. Tom Schumacher, managing partner at Bakke Norman, explained the reason for the change. "We are making this move to allow our practice groups to work more closely together and to better meet our clients' needs," he said.
The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of Transportation announced today (Monday, Oct. 8) that they will accelerate the St. Croix Bridge project by starting construction on the river piers for the bridge foundation in 2013. "We have been working on integrating the results of the load testing to make the project more efficient in terms of managing scope, schedule and budget," said Jon Chiglo, MnDOT project director.
A Town of Eau Galle man was killed Saturday evening in a standoff with sheriff's deputies. Patrick McDonnell, 51, was fatally wounded after he shot at least twice at law officers and they returned fire at 9:09 p.m. Sept. 22, said St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts. The sheriff's report said at 7:46 p.m. deputies arrived at 2648 Boston Rd. in response to a 911 call. A woman reported her husband was intoxicated, suicidal and armed with a handgun. McDonnell entered the home brandishing a handgun and ordered her and two teenaged children to leave.
A funeral service for Joseph C. Janisch, rural Ellsworth, who died early Monday, Sept. 17th in a construction accident along I-94 near Menomonie, is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth. Janisch, a father of four, was a dairy farmer and avid hunter and fisherman. Janisch is being remembered by his family as a loving father who was always willing to help anyone.