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The difficult and dangerous cleanup of chemicals from the Red Cedar River at Menomonie continued Thursday with cleanup crews making significant progress, the state Department of Natural Resources reports. Underwater video shows fish swimming above the debris field at the bottom of the river, an indication that cold temperatures are dampening the toxicity of the commercial fertilizer that spilled into the river during a tragic semi-trailer truck crash 10 days ago. On March 5, during a snowstorm, a Dashman's Transport truck carrying 23,800 pounds of fertilizer in 40-pound bags skidded off I-94
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) knew she was on the hot seat when she showed up at Osceola High School on March 7. School officials and teachers from across western Wisconsin had invited local legislators to a regional gathering to voice their displeasure with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recently released budget proposal.
You'd be better off in Wisconsin, says a western Wisconsin legislator in an open letter addressed yesterday to Minnesota businesses. Rep. Erik Severson (R-Osceola), who represents part of St. Croix County, says Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal shows Minnesota's businesses are more welcome in Wisconsin. "I believe it is important to outline the options for businesses in Minnesota by letting them know that here in Wisconsin we value job creators," said Severson. "Gov.
Gov. Scott Walker stopped at Bosch Packaging Technologies in New Richmond Thursday, Dec. 13, for an hour-long visit to the local manufacturer. The stop was one in a series of what Walker's office calls a "Talk with Walker" event.
Frontier Ag & Turf, headquartered in New Richmond since 1943, has reached an agreement with Tractor Central of Eau Claire to purchase their West Salem and Westby locations. Frontier Ag & Turf will continue to operate in New Richmond, Turtle Lake, Osceola, Hastings, Rosemount and Cannon Falls. "The sale of our two southern locations, West Salem and Westby, is really continuing a strategy enacted over two years ago when we purchased Cannon Falls and Osceola," said Greg Christenson, general manager of Frontier Ag & Turf.
A funeral service for Joseph C. Janisch, rural Ellsworth, who died early Monday, Sept. 17th in a construction accident along I-94 near Menomonie, is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth. Janisch, a father of four, was a dairy farmer and avid hunter and fisherman. Janisch is being remembered by his family as a loving father who was always willing to help anyone.
A motorcyclist died as the result of injuries from an accident Sunday night, Sept. 2, near Hammond. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, law enforcement officials were dispatched to the scene along County Road E near 103rd Street at about 10:05 p.m. in St. Croix County. The name of the motorcyclist was released later on Monday.
MADISON - A confirmed case of equine encephalitis in a Polk County horse has state health authorities advising horse owners to get their animals vacinated and take steps to minimize their animals' exposure to mosquitoes. Blood samples from a quarter horse were submitted to Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on Aug. 30 and confirmed Friday. Dr. Robert Ehlenfeldt, the state veterinarian, issued a warning Aug.
A State Patrol investigation indicates the driver of a Dodge Durango and a rear-seat passenger were preoccupied, trying to find an item in the center console moments before their vehicle struck the rear of a stopped semitrailer at highway speed. With the investigation winding down, Sgt.
Two New Richmond teenagers -- ages 16 and 17 -- died Monday afternoon as the result of injuries suffered when their 2000 Dodge Durango struck the rear of a flatbed semi-rig that had slowed in heavy eastbound traffic. In a news release issued at 5:33 a.m. Tuesday, the Wisconsin State Patrol said the sport utility vehicle was occupied by four people. The two passengers in the vehicle who died as a result of injuries were Joshua Jacob Goodrich, 17, of New Richmond and Jordan Michael Johnson, 16, of New Richmond.