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Prescott School District is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the eighth annual AP® District Honor Roll. Only 25 Wisconsin school districts and seven Minnesota Districts were recognized for this achievement. To be included on the eighth annual Honor Roll, Prescott School District had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP classes while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
Preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation indicates 46 people were killed in traffic-related crashes last month. That's well below the 75 traffic deaths in November of last year and below November's five-year average of 53. Through November of this year, 555 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes including 77 motorcyclists, 56 pedestrians and seven bicyclists. Traffic deaths through November were five less compared to the same period last year.
Winter tends to slow down life in this region, but for observers of the Red Wing Bridge project, you'll notice a steady effort of activity despite the cold temperatures. We have a strong target for accomplishing a lot of work by spring 2018 and that means you'll see contractor Zenith Tech Inc. and subcontractors hard at work this winter.
Actors in third through eighth grade participated in the Drama Rama Festival on Nov. 4 at Viking Middle School in Woodville, Wis. Prescott had a strong showing with 61 actors participating in Published Manuscript or Extemporaneous categories. During their six- to 10-minute performance, Prescott Middle School and Malone Intermediate School students were judged on voice, character, stage movement and overall interpretation of their play. Teams practiced with volunteer coaches for five or six weeks. The festival was comprised of students from Prescott, Osceola, Amery and Baldwin-Woodville.
Motorists getting out of town this weekend are advised to drive carefully and plan ahead as the season's first major snowfall is expected to hit parts of southern Wisconsin Friday, Dec. 8. Flurries are expected to begin in southern and eastern parts of the state Friday afternoon, with higher snowfall totals toward Lake Michigan. Wisconsin Department of Transportation warns of snow-covered roads and limited visibility. The transportation department encourages motorists to check the National Weather Service, www.weather.gov , before venturing out on roadways.
Cold weather isn't stopping work on the new Highway 63 bridge over the Mississippi River. This aerial footage of the project was filmed Dec. 1, 2017. Get caught up on the multi-year construction project at the links below:
Neal Ronquist is the new publisher for RiverTown Multimedia. Ronquist continues as publisher of the Duluth News Tribune group as well. His expanded role began last week.
Minnesota Department of Health used a petitioning process to solicit public input on potential qualifying conditions. The process included public comments, a citizens' review panel and a set of research summaries for each condition prepared by MDH staff.
According to the report from the controlling branch of the House and Senate, the new tax code proposed will add over $428 to the national deficit for every man, woman, and child in the United States every year for the next 10 years. That's over a $150 billion a year added to the national deficit and it sounds like that is acceptable to the majority party.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department's annual Art Scholarship Sale is Nov. 30-Dec. 13 in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The sale is open to the public. Choose from a selection of studio arts including glass, ceramics, painting, fibers, printmaking, photography and mixed media. An investment in quality artwork for you or as a gift provides valuable contributions toward the continued education of art students at UWRF.