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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is temporarily closing its two Western Wisconsin parks due to high water levels and flooding. These parks include the Eau Galle Dam and Recreation Area, located in Spring Valley, and Blackhawk Park, located in De Soto. Corps staff also closed three Mississippi River landings due to high river stages. They include Bad Axe and Jay's landings in Wisconsin and Millstone Landing in Minnesota. The Corps will reopen the park and landings as conditions allow.
More details have been released following a March 25 Ellsworth Community School District bus crash. According to a news release from the Ellsworth Police Department, two adults and seven Ellsworth School District students were transported to the hospital after sustaining minor injuries from a bus crash. An initial automated announcement from the district said they were sent to Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.
TOWN OF SALEM -- A 16-year-old male from Plum City died in a vehicle crash Saturday afternoon, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol. At 1:01 p.m. Feb. 2, 2019, the state patrol responded to the crash at 290th Street and 190th Avenue in Pierce County. Upon arrival, troopers found the lone 16-year-old occupant of a 1989 Ford F250 dead at the scene.
A Maiden Rock man insisted his device was hacked in the face of FBI allegations he recorded the molestation of a child and posted the image to an online service. The Pierce County District Attorney's Office charged Eric L. Kurrelmeyer, 31, with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of child pornography possession and two counts of sexploitation of a child, among others. He made his first court appearance Thursday, Jan. 3, in Pierce County Circuit Court, where he was ordered to post $50,000 cash bond. He posted bond Friday, according to court records.
Rain didn't deter crowds from turning out for the annual Pierce County Dairy Breakfast Saturday, June 16 at the Colbenson Family Farm near Spring Valley / Elmwood.
Ten Ellsworth High School Class of 1947 classmates celebrated their 70th reunion Sept. 27 at the West Wind in River Falls. The Class of 1947 was blessed with 66 graduates. Many good musicians, sports leaders and home ec cooks were in our class. We had great teachers and Mr. Bjorge, the principal, took un on a senior trip to Canada. We all behaved (so so, ha ha) and loved the outing.
Wisconsin has two lucky players from the Wednesday, Sept. 27, Powerball drawing. Each player matched four out of five numbers plus the Powerball which earns them the $50,000 prize. Winners at all prize levels have 180 days from Wednesday's drawing to claim their prizes. The winning numbers were 8, 10, 21, 23 and 25. The Powerball was 22 and the Power Play number was 3. The winning tickets were sold at: • Kwik Trip at 2008 Stout Road, Menomonie • Team Oil at W2555 State Road 29, Spring Valley
United Way St. Croix Valley launched its 2017 campaign Sept. 15. The annual fundraising campaign funds local nonprofits, school programs and targeted initiatives serving residents in Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties. This year's campaign theme is "We Fight for Strong Communities," which emphasizes United Way St. Croix Valley's support for the health, education and financial stability of all people within the three-county area.
ELLSWORTH -- If you’ve ever attended the Minnesota State Fair, then chances are you’ve visited The Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds booth. Owner Dick Mueller and his family were the first to introduce deep fried cheese curds to the event in 1975. This spring Dick announced his plans to retire and it was hoped that he could pass the business on to his son, Tom, who would continue the tradition at the fair.
Summer’s short enough in the Badger State without an uncharacteristically cool start like the one this past June and a downright cold snap late last month.