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These incidents were reported to the Prescott Police Department March 27-April 13. The police department was delayed in getting reports to the Herald. Traffic troubles • Richard D. Dady, 28, Oakdale, Minn., was cited for speeding after a traffic stop at 10:08 p.m. Maryc 27 at Broad and Kinnickinnic streets. • Jason C. Florin, North St. Paul, was cited for no proof of insurance after a traffic stop for an out headlamp at 8:55 p.m. March 29 at Campbell and St. Croix streets.
These incidents were reported to the Prescott Police Department May 1-7. Traffic troubles • Anthony J. Christiansen, 24, West St. Paul, Minn., was cited for speeding, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop for speeding at 2:14 a.m. May 2 at Highway 10 and Broad Street. When police smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the truck, a subsequent search yielded cash, marijuana, pipes and a scale.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department April 3-10. Backing up accidents • A driver for Paul's Industrial Garage struck the Ellsworth Village Hall at 12:07 p.m. April 3. While backing up, the driver stated he did not see in his mirror and struck the southeast corner of the building. The truck sustained damage and an electrical conduit was broken.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department March 20-April 3. Timber! An Ellsworth woman called police at 12:06 p.m. March 20 to report a tree falling on her garage roof in the 300 block of East Wall Street as a result of construction on the property behind hers. Police suggested she speak with the property owner about the matter and contact a contractor to inspect the garage for damage. Vandals at work
PRESCOTT — Prescott students have been busy practicing lines and learning music for the upcoming production of "Legally Blonde Jr." This spirited musical follows the adventurous Elle Woods as she breaks through stereotypes and obstacles in pursuit of finding her true self. Based on the Broadway musical and popular movie, this junior version promises familiar music, dance routines and a lot of great fun.
PRESCOTT — As the 2017 graduating class throws their caps in the air and begins a new phase in life, their principal will be starting a new adventure of his own. High School Principal Dave Vortherms recently submitted an intent to retire to the Prescott School Board. After informing his staff and students' parents, he is ready to make it public.
These incidents were reported to the Prescott Police Department March 1-12. Traffic troubles
RIVER FALLS -- Lisa Larson is an honorary chair at the 2017 Relay For Life of River Falls-Pierce County “Cancer. Not Here. Not There. Not Anywhere.” The event is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, March 24, at River Falls High School. To meet Larson is to bring a warm, welcoming ray of sunshine into your day. She beat the specter of breast cancer and survived its cruel side effects.
Town of Trenton Editor's note: This is the 16th article in the "Finding Your Roots" series by the Pierce County Historical Association offering readers a glimpse of Pierce County's pioneer history, by township. Trenton Township has a long history of Native American settlement. The Mississippian culture had a presence around 1000 — 1200 A.D. and left behind nearly 100 mounds in Sections 3 and 4, now known as the Adams site by archaeologists. Some of these were large effigy, or animal-shaped mounds, which have disappeared in modern times.
A credit card skimmer was reportedly used in February at a gas station at W3903 670th Ave., Spring Valley. A caller reported March 15 that data collected from the device was used to make purchases in Lake Hallie, Wis. Driver didn’t stop until Minnesota A deputy on patrol March 16 attempted to stop a vehicle at Highway 63 and 825th Street in Hager City for an equipment violation. The driver didn't stop until it reached Minnesota due to warrants in Wisconsin, the officer reported.