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County supervisor injured

William Gilles

Bill Gilles, a member of the Pierce County Board, is hospitalized at Regions Hospital in St. Paul following a traffic accident Wednesday morning.

Gilles, N5231 410th St., Ellsworth, teaches agriculture education and science in the Baldwin-Woodville school district. He was reportedly on his way to work when the accident occurred on Hwy. 63.

The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department did not have an accident report completed Thursday afternoon.

Gilles, who was first elected to the Pierce County Board in April 2004, has served on the board since then. Prior to being elected to the County Board, he served as chairman of the town of Martell for 3 ½ years.