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Friday, April 24th, 2015

This year’s St. Croix County Fair is July 15th -19th. Entry day for all non-animal exhibits is Wednesday the 15th, while entry day for animal exhibits will be Thursday the 16th.

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Town of Springfield authorizes village powers for the third time

Friday, April 24th, 2015

By LeAnn R. Ralph

TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD —  Electors in the Town of Springfield have authorized village powers for the Springfield Town Board for the third year in a row.

The authorization of village powers occurred during the Town of Springfield annual meeting April 21.

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Pedestrian struck and killed

Friday, April 24th, 2015

STAR PRAIRIE — A New Richmond man is dead after being struck by an alleged drunk driver while walking with another man on a St. Croix County roadway early Thursday morning.

The St. Croix County Sheriffs Office responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on CTH C about 3/4 mile west of CTH CC/Wall St. in the town of Star Prairie on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 2:32 a.m.

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Dieter retires from EM school board after nearly three decades

Friday, April 24th, 2015

By LeAnn R. Ralph

ELK MOUND  —  After 27 years, Margaret Dieter has retired from the Elk Mound Board of Education.

Dieter, who has served as the school board clerk, said that three years ago, she began debating whether she should run again for another term.

“I had just retired and debated whether to serve again. I held on. My husband said give it three years after you retire to see what you think,” Dieter said.

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Sparks fly at Howard annual meeting over possible conflict of interest

Friday, April 24th, 2015

By LeAnn R. Ralph

TOWN OF HOWARD — At least several people who attended the Town of Howard’s annual meeting April 21 appeared to be quite perturbed.

Todd Wanish, who won the election April 7 for Supervisor 1, said, “We have nothing to do with it” in reference to his wife’s parents’ financial interests in the proposed 1,300 acre Albertville Valley Sand Mine.

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