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Emerald man dies after driving into a flooded roadway!

The rains started coming shortly after supper-time Sunday evening and by eight on Monday morning about five inches of rain had covered our area and sent local streams into flood stage. High Water caused the death of an Emerald man, who lost control of his car after he drove into water that was flooding a…

Heavy rains send creeks over banks, washing away roads and flooding fields

Several town roads were underwater and some were washed away including a section of 150th Avenue in the Town of Glenwood near the county line. Besides washing away the road, the two culverts under 150th Avenue were washed a couple hundred yards downstream. Water was over 320th Street south of the Glenwood City School. It…

St. Croix County declares state of emergency due to flooding

On June 29, 2020 the St. Croix County Board Chair, David Peterson signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency due to recent flooding. The state of emergency gives St. Croix County the authority to close or clear roads and to utilize state resources if they become available. On June 28 and 29, parts of…

St. Croix County Health officials release updated health advisory

On June 22, St. Croix County Public Health Officials announced updates to the county’s Health Advisory that was previously issued on May 15, 2020. The advisory provides updated recommendations for public gatherings, schools, businesses, and communities of faith to help control the spread of COVID-19. The recommendations are broken into four categories: • Public Gatherings…

Update: Missing individual last seen in Elk Mound found safe

UPDATE: Subject has been located safe in Woodville, WI. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and Elk Mound Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing individual. Austin J. Klopstein, 23 years of age, walked away from a group home in the Village of Elk Mound in the early hours of todays date. Austin…

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