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Snow and Rain too much for Downing landmark

DOWNING — A heavy load of snow coupled with several inches of rain was too much for the long vacant Armour & Company Creamery building in Downing the two-story structure fell in. The building was built in 1916 by the National Dry Milk Company with Armour and Company taking over in 1929 and operating it…

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Dangers of distracted driving highlighted: “It Can Wait”

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  What is a person’s life worth? Is someone else’s life — or your own — worth that text message you got on your smartphone while you were driving? Is a life worth checking your e-mail or looking up an event on the Internet while you are driving? As…

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Hudson man becomes SCC 4th traffic fatality of year

HUDSON — A single-vehicle crash in St. Joseph Township on March 27 resulted in St. Croix County’s fourth traffic fatality of 2019. Brian T. Foster, age 35 of Hudson, was killed in the accident that happened on State Highway  35 approximately 1/10 of a mile north of Cedar Dr. in St. Joseph Township around 10:49…

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Glenwood City fifth-grader receives surprise letter from President Trump

By Amber Hayden GLENWOOD CITY— For the past two years, the students of Kelly Risselman’s fifth-grade class have been putting together what they have come to know as travel journals. “At the beginning of the school year, students prepare a travel journal,” Risselman said. “They take an unused notebook and use the first page to…

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Millie Packer celebrates 105th birthday

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Millie Packer says she does not know how — or why — she has lived so long. Born on March 25, 1914, Millie celebrated her 105th birthday on Monday, March 25. “It’s a long, long time. I don’t know why. I really don’t,” said Millie, a resident at Ridge…

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St. Croix County accident sends two to hospital

A two-vehicle accident at 8:03 a.m. Wednesday, March 13 sent two Boyceville teenagers to the Westfield Hospital in New Richmond. According to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department a 2001 Ford Explorer, driven by Shiann L. Wagner, 18, of Boyceville was northbound on Highway 128 and failed to stop at the stop sign on Highway…

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