Area Breaking News

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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Dunn County Reports Potential Exposures to COVID-19 at Knapp Watercross

Menomonie, Wisconsin, July 9th, 2020 – The Dunn County Health Department is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposure at one event within Dunn County. A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended the Knapp Valley Riders 4th of July event while experiencing symptoms. Anyone who was at this event on the given day…

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Three in custody following multiple-county pursuit

Three people are in custody following a pursuit early Wednesday morning, July 8 that began in Trempealeau County and later ended in Dunn County. Law enforcement has not yet release the names of those arrested. On July 8, 2020 at approximately 6:55 am, a Wisconsin State Patrol Lt. attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding…

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Pierce County Fair Cancels Amid COVID-19 Public Health Concerns

ELLSWORTH, WI – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its uncertain impact on community health, the Pierce County Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution ordering the 137th annual Pierce County Fair to be cancelled for 2020. The Board, along with the guidance from the Pierce County Health Department, has assessed the risk to the…

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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…

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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…

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