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Tracy Green became visibly agitated when talk of the possible closing of St. Croix Industries filled the room. A 28-year-old woman with developmental disabilities, Green has been an employee at St. Croix Industries for seven years. Her job entails everything from stuffing envelopes to assembling products for local businesses to placing labels on mailers. More than the work, however, her regular shifts at the county-operated occupational training facility are a chance for Green to interact with others and enhance her self worth. It's no wonder that a recommendation from the St.
GORDON -- The Department of Natural Resources has established a hotline which residents potentially impacted by the Germann Road Fire in Douglas County can call to learn about the status of their homes and property. The phone number, 715-376-4185, will connect residents directly to Incident Command where staff are prepared to help update them regarding the status of buildings on their property. Residents wishing to visit their property will need to be escorted.
A truck driver from Redgranite was dead at the scene of a crash Wednesday evening near Woodville after his truck drifted off I-94, ran through a fence and came to rest in a field. The State Patrol identified the driver as Robert H. Groskreutz, 57. Redgranite is a town of 2,100 located in Waushara County in south central Wisconsin. The crash was reported at 9:22 p.m. in the Town of Cady, about two miles east of Woodville. The tractor-trailer rig, which had been westbound, stopped about 600 yards off the freeway. The incident remains under investigation, the Patrol said.
The upper Midwest field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Wednesday that it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the arson fire that caused an estimated $1.5 million in damage to the St. Croix Central Elementary School in Roberts early Tuesday morning. Scott D. Sweetow, special agent in charge of the St.
ROBERTS -- Officials with the St. Croix Central School District say extensive fire damage at the Roberts elementary school will prevent it from reopening before the end of the school year. By Monday, district leaders expect to have a plan as to how youngsters will finish out the year. Fire crews responded to a suspected arson fire at St. Croix Central Elementary School at around 3:44 a.m. Tuesday, April 30.. According to a news release sent out at around 9 p.m. Tuesday, by Police Chief Dan Burgess, arson investigators have confirmed there was forced entry into the school building.
A Stillwater, Minn. man -- an off-duty Washington County Sheriff's Department supervisor -- was struck in the face, neck and shoulder by pellets fired by a White Bear Lake, Minn., man who was hunting in the Town of Somerset early Tuesday, April 30. Sheriff John Shilts said Jerry Cusick, 53, a commander in the department, was on private property, scouting for birds when he was struck by a shot fired by Anthony Cardarelli. Shilts said Cusick made his way to a neighbor's residence where was transported by Lakeview EMS to Regions Hospital in St.
Two elderly Altoona residents -- Harvey Wick, age 85, and his wife, Ruth Wick, 84 -- have been identified as the individuals who died Monday night when their 1999 Buick ran off I-94 and rolled over an embankment. A passenger, Judy K. Harris, 54, of Spooner, sustained minor injuries. The Wisconsin State Patrol said Mr. Wick was traveling east on I-94 near mile marker 31 about 6:40 p.m.
BALDWIN - Property owners in Pierce and St. Croix counties interested in making their land wildlife friendly are invited to attend the annual "Habitat Handout Day" and receive free spruce trees, wildlife friendly shrubs and seed for wildlife food plots. The distribution takes place 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the state Department of Natural Resources shop facility at 890 Spruce St. in Baldwin, same as previous years. Plants and seed will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Joint Committee on Finance, made up of Wisconsin senators and Assembly members, met in Baldwin for seven hours Thursday to gather testimony from people with concerns about state budget priorities. Hundreds of people were on hand at the Baldwin High School auditorium to watch the proceedings or get their name on a list so they could have two minutes to address the committee. Among the members of the committee were State Sen.
The co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance have announced a series of public hearings around the state to receive input from citizens on the state budget. The Joint Committee on Finance is the legislative committee responsible for reviewing and making changes to the state budget. Among the locations selected for a public hearing is the Baldwin-Woodville High School Auditorium in Baldwin. That hearing will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18. State Sen.