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COVID-19 cases have doubled in WI since Memorial Day

By LeAnn R. Ralph MADISON  —  As of July 7, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin was 32,556, with nearly 17,000 of those cases occurring since Memorial Day. “We cannot continue … we cannot go backwards … and we cannot give up,” said Governor Tony Evers at an online televised news conference July…

Wisconsin launches new website for COVID-19 testing

By LeAnn R. Ralph MADISON — The state of Wisconsin has launched a new website for COVID-19 testing registration, called COVID Connect, that is expected to shorten waiting times at testing sites. Stephanie Smiley, the state Department of Health Services Division of Public Health interim administrator, and Major General Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s Adjutant General, spoke…

Three perish in Dunn County house fire

Three people are dead including a child following a house fire in the Town of Spring Brook in Dunn County late Friday evening, July 10. Those that perished in the flames and smoke were Merrill Tande, age 76,  Christopher Rouse age 49 and a 6-year-old female, whose identity has not been revealed. All three victims…

Glenwood City Rustic Lore Days Cancels Amid COVID-19 Public Health Concerns

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its uncertain impact on community health, the Glenwood City Rustic Lore Days Committee has made the very difficult decision to cancel our annual city celebration days — Rustic Lore Days — for 2020. The committee, along with guidance from the Saint Croix County Health Department, has assessed the risk…

2020 St. Croix County PRCA Rodeo has been cancelled

After assessing the current Covid-19 pandemic and in consideration of the St. Croix County Health Advisory, it is with heavy hearts the St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo Committee along with the St. Croix County Fair Board have made the decision to cancel to 2020 St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo at Glenwood City. This decision was…

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