“Ren in the Glen” July 30 & July 31

Monday, July 25th, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

GLENWOOD CITY  —  “Ren in the Glen” returns for a fifth season Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and July 31, on Dunn St. Croix Road between Glenwood City and Downing.

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Downing man dies in motorcycle crash on Q

Monday, July 25th, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

DOWNING — A 43-year-old Downing man was pronounced dead Tuesday, July 19, after the motorcycle he was driving had crashed on county Highway Q north of Downing in the Town of Tiffany.

Todd C. Danovsky was southbound on Highway Q  north of 1150th Avenue when the motorcycle entered the right road shoulder, lost control and entered a corn field, according to a news release from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department.

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Woman drowns in Red Cedar River at Riverside Park

Monday, July 25th, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

SAND CREEK  —  43-year-old Susan R. Shackleton of New Auburn drowned in the Red Cedar River at Riverside Park in Sand Creek Sunday afternoon.

At around 3:15 p.m. Sunday, July 24, the Dunn County Communications Center received a report of a missing woman last seen at the boat landing at Riverside Park, according to a news release from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department.

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How much water do we need to grow food and to drink?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

High Capacity Wells at Question

By Carlton DeWitt

Back on June 8th about 30 people attended the Town Board meeting of the St. Croix County Township of Emerald. Those people were concerned about the groundwater and high capacity wells. Before the town board was a discussion that Emerald Sky Dairy (formerly Emerald Dairy) is requesting a conditional use permit to increase the number of dairy cows to 6,289. At present the dairy has permit to allow up to 3,400 cows.

This newspaper has heard of some area private wells that are in need of improvements, especially that they needed to be drilled to a deeper depth because of lower groundwater levels.

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Emerald woman to pay nearly $10,000 in restitution within 60 days

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

HUDSON —  A 27-year-old Emerald woman charged with four felony counts related to money taken from an elderly woman she was hired to care for is expected to pay nearly $10,000 in restitution within 60 days.

Cynthia L. Hillman appeared in St. Croix County Circuit Court July 18 for a status conference before Judge Edward Vlack, according to online court records.

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