Western Wisconsin News Briefs: Deer damages building on UW-Stout campusWestern Wisconsin News
-- UW-Stout officials said a dog was chasing a deer, when the deer busted through a window.
MENOMONIE - UW-Stout officials said a dog was chasing a deer, when the deer busted through a window.
It happened late yesterday afternoon at the Vocational Rehabilitation Building on the Menomonie campus. Officials said the animal left a trail of blood on the floor – and it then left building from a set of automatic doors.
Investigators tracked the blood trail through the campus – but the trail ended at some point, and the deer could not be found. It caused around $5,500 damage to the rehab building.
Folks near Hudson are about to see dirt pile up at the place where a new four-lane bridge will be built over the Saint Croix River. Transportation crews from neighboring Minnesota are starting to haul and mound soil that will be used to support pilings for the new structure. It’s the first visible sign of construction for the new $600-million plus bridge. A new parking lot is being built for those who will work on the project. It’s located off Minnesota Highway 36 south of Stillwater. The span was debated for decades until Congress and President Obama agreed earlier this year to exempt the project from protections under the Wild-and-Scenic Rivers Act. The span between the Badger and Gopher states is due to open in 2016.
A Dodgeville man was killed this morning in an industrial accident at Wick Homes in Mazomanie. Dane County sheriff’s deputies said a 54-year-old man was driving a fork-lift in a work yard, when a load of trusses collapsed on him. The employee was moving the trusses onto a flat-bed trailer at the time. Emergency responders tried but failed to revive the man, and he died at the scene. The U.S. Occupational Safety-and-Health Administration has been called in to investigate the mishap.
The U.S. Postal Service may be financially strapped, but it still needs people to handle and deliver the mail. Today, postal officials in Minneapolis said they plan to hire about 200 more workers for Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin. Spokesman Pete Nowacki says most of the available jobs are in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area – but they’re also looking for people almost everywhere, even in the smallest of small towns. Nowacki says the jobs are temporary, they’ll last for up to a year, and they pay from $11-to-22 an hour. More information is available online at USPS-Dot-Com under the link “Careers.”