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A proposal for a geothermal heating and cooling system for St. Croix County Government Center has been abandoned by the Finance Committee. Instead the committee voted last week to go with a high efficiency water-cooled chiller and condensing-style boiler. The installed cost is estimated at $1,672,500.
Families will get a look at the latest technology and a peek at the past as the UW-River Falls Mann Valley Farm hosts St. Croix County's Farm-City Day. Activities will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at UW-RF Farm No. 2, located at the corner of County Road MM and South Glover Road. St. Croix County farms and businesses have hosted the annual day-long event for 27 years, rotating the sites around the county each year. The committee was looking for a location on the River Falls side of the county this year, and Lab Farm No.
The question before the St. Croix County Board last week wasn't whether the county should stay in the nursing home business but if the board should honor a decision to let the public vote first. After lengthy discussion, supervisors voted to indefinitely postpone action on a resolution to build a new facility. Meanwhile, members of a committee charged with developing wording for a referendum said they expect to have a proposal for the August board meeting. On March 18 County Board members voted 22-4 to hold a Nov.
Assemblywoman Kitty Rhoades will face another Republican in a primary, Congressman Ron Kind will be in a three-way race in November, and 10 candidates for the Assembly seat held Barbara Gronemus. First-term Assembly members Ann Hraychuck, District 28, and John Murtha, District 29, will also be opposed in November. Tenth District State Senator Sheila Harsdorf, a Republican from River Falls, is challenged by Democrat Alison H. Page, River Falls. That's according to candidate registration reports posted by the Wisconsin State Elections Board.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court's Office of Lawyer Regulation has found no misconduct on the part of St. Croix County's attorney in an appeals case involving zoning. Last week Corporation Counsel Greg Timmerman received a letter from the OLR saying that based on a preliminary evaluation, it will not proceed. The OLR review was prompted by the District III Court of Appeals, which found fault with the tone of briefs submitted by Timmerman in a case involving John Bettendorf, 285 County SS, River Falls.
HUDSON -- The question before the St. Croix County Board Tuesday wasn't whether the county should stay in the nursing home business but if the board should honor a decision to let the public vote first. After lengthy discussion, supervisors voted to indefinitely postpone action on a resolution to build a new facility. Meanwhile, members of a committee charged with developing wording for a referendum said they expect to have a proposal for the August board meeting. On March 18 County Board members voted 22-4 to hold a Nov.
As preparations to add a fourth judge continue, the St.
Six months after a collection clerk was added to the St. Croix County clerk of courts staff, it looks as though the addition is paying off. Over the years St. Croix, along with other counties, has struggled with fine collections. Judges assess penalties, but there's no guarantee they'll be paid, and St.
Off-shore drilling, nuclear energy, the cost of health care, illegal immigration and the value of cooperation were among the topics as Sen. John McCain met with several hundred women Friday morning. The event, hosted by J& L Steel Erectors in Hudson's St. Croix Business Park, was billed as a "women only" event limited to 500 people. But a sprinkling of men attended, and when the 500 seats were filled, at least 100 latecomers stood in back. "I learn more, gain more, from these encounters than you do," said McCain, 71, of his question-and-answer sessions.
St. Croix County Finance Committee members heard updates on building projects July 3 but delayed action until the County Board begins to address related problems or until the committee meets with contractors. The agenda for the July 15 board meeting includes discussion of the county nursing home.