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The final inmate was apprehended Friday afternoon, May 26, after a transport van carrying nine prisoners was taken over.
STOCKHOLM, Wis. — It's been a boom year for home renovations. The housing market is way up. People are remodeling like crazy. For Alan Nugent, owner of Abode Interior Design & Homecrafting in Stockholm, these national trends translate into increased demand for his design services. Clients from all over the Midwest have been coming to him with new projects. He realized that he needed to add staff. But what were the odds that he'd find designers to hire in Stockholm, population 66?
Come Memorial Day, a few aging but tough World War II veterans will find the fortitude to attend ceremonies at local cemeteries, riverfronts and community memorials. Some veterans will stand on their own two feet, some will use canes, walkers and wheelchairs. All will stand in pride and sorrow as the names of those who died since Memorial Day 2016 are read. America's "Greatest Generation" is disappearing.
Do you have a very special friend or relative who is over 60 years old? He or she could be one of Pierce County's most admired senior citizens. No matter what your age, you can nominate your favorite Pierce County senior citizen. Fill out an entry form as completely as you can, then have that special friend or relative sign the statement at the end of the entry.
The U.S. House has passed its American Health Care Act of 2017, but the U.S. Senate is writing its own legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. That buys time for careful, thoughtful change.
While construction work is beginning on the new Red Wing Bridge project this month, people can now watch what the finished product is expected to look like. An updated visualization from the Minnesota and Wisconsin transportation departments gives viewers the driver's seat perspective of the new bridge and new approach roadways. The video includes the button-hook ramp and jughandle intersection, as well as the bridge's artistic and design features. The Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge will remain open to traffic during construction, barring any emergency closures.
Wisconsin families work too hard to let the government waste their money on flashy buildings and unnecessary projects. In the spirit of the great, late Sen. Bill Proxmire, I am continuing his work shedding light on government agencies and projects that waste your hard-earned tax dollars.
"Can anything be done to force the largest corporations in the state to pay something for the roads, ports, airports, fire and police services, educated workforce, etc., that they are using in our state?" Linea recently wrote to me. "This implies the smaller businesses are paying far more than their fair share." About the time Linea's question came to me, so did a new memo from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau examining the drop in money coming to the state from corporations. I wondered, just how have business tax credits changed and how might they change in the new budget?
Tricia M. Davis, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has been named interim dean. Davis will start July 1, succeeding Brad Caskey who is leaving UW-River Falls after 27 years. Caskey served as dean for the past eight years and has been named the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama.
Xcel Energy recently presented a donation of $62,662 to United Way St. Croix Valley Executive Director Ann Searles. Also present were representatives from United Way partner agency Operation HELP. Xcel Energy is a key partner in United Way's efforts to build stronger communities, and every dollar contributed by employees and retirees is matched by Xcel Energy. In addition to the fall campaign, Xcel Energy is also a strong supporter of United Way's John Coughlin Food & Resource Center, frequently volunteering and sponsoring monthly food shipments.