Area News

Finalists Selected for Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award

MADISON – Three finalists have been selected for the prestigious 2019 Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award®. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes farmers and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private, working land. In Wisconsin the $10,000 award is presented annually by…

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Chronic wasting disease sampling opportunities available for St. Croix County for the 2019 deer hunting seasons

BALDWIN — In cooperation with local businesses, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff and volunteers will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance in St. Croix County for testing during the 2019 archery, crossbow and gun hunting seasons. Hunters who harvest an adult deer within St. Croix County are strongly encouraged to submit a…

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Fall color show is starting in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – As temperatures drop and the days get shorter, hints of fall color are becoming visible in the Northwoods. “The intensity of the fall color season is dependent on the weather that Wisconsin receives during September and October,” said Colleen Matula, Forest Silviculturist/Ecologist with the DNR-Division of Forestry. “To have the most brilliant…

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Wisconsin property values see largest increase since before recession

Property values in Wisconsin rose last year by the fastest rate since before the Great Recession, offering a welcome reminder of the economic recovery. However, while some parts of the state have seen strong growth over the past decade, property values in the state’s most populous county, Milwaukee, as well as in parts of northern…

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New students at can apply at UW-Stout for free the week of Oct. 20-26

MENOMONIE — Students who are interested in attending University of Wisconsin-Stout in the fall of 2020 should mark Sunday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Oct. 26, on their calendars. That week the university’s regular college application fee of $50 will be waived, and it will be free to apply to UW-Stout. The free application week applies…

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Denmark Dairy hosts Farm City Day

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Karl Kragness comes from a long line of dairy farmers — four generations of dairy farmers, in fact. The Kragness family’s history in dairy farming is one of the reasons Karl Kragness, co-owner of Denmark Dairy south of Colfax, agreed to host the 12th annual Farm City Day on…

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Kraus-Anderson completes $27 million St. Croix Highway Building

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA) has completed a $27 million highway building for St. Croix County, located at 300 Oak Ridge Parkway in Baldwin, Wis. Designed by CBS Squared, Inc., the new facility features three buildings on a 52-acre site. The main 135,700-square-foot maintenance building includes a 68,000-square-foot vehicle storage area with of…

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Audition Notice

Auditions for the SV Stagehands production Charles Dicken’s “Christmas Carol” adapted by C.J. Breland, is being held on Monday, Sept. 23, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 4:30 to 8:00 in the Spring Valley Theater on McKay Ave. Spring Valley.  The cast of 20-25 will be made up of all ages 8-100.  Rehearsals will begin in October with…

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Operation Safe Stop Week September 23 through 27

Operation Safe Stop Week seeks to promote school bus safety through education and enforcement efforts. Operation Safe Stop is a cooperative project supported by the Wisconsin State Patrol and Wisconsin School Bus Association. The goal of Operation Safe Stop Week is to proactively educate motorists about the dangers of passing stopped school buses. In Wisconsin,…

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