Area News

Woman survives four hours trapped in overturned vehicle

GLENWOOD CITY — An Amery woman survived after being trapped in an overturned vehicle for more than four hours early Saturday morning, November 21st. St. Croix County Dispatch received a phone call at about two in the morning from the woman, who stated that she was trapped in an overturned vehicle, but she did not…

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Communicable disease ordinance voted down by St. Croix County Board

HUDSON—The St. Croix County Board of Supervisors met to tackle one agenda item on Tuesday evening, November 17th. On that agenda was a proposed Covid-19 communicable disease ordinance that was forwarded to the full county board from the Health and Human Services subcommittee meeting of November 11th after several months of discussion and hearing from…

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Rotary Club of Menomonie seeks applications for 2021 grants

In 2015, the Rotary Club of Menomonie worked closely with the Community Foundation of Dunn County to create a fund to be used for special projects that enhance the local community. In early 2021, a total of up to $6,050 will be awarded in individual grants of up $1,000 each to area organizations or groups. Interested parties…

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Girl Scouts address pandemic challenges with free memberships for new girls

Girls and families are facing new challenges and hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Isolation, upended routines, learning loss and economic hardships are all adding to the everyday burden families are facing. Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes recognizes those challenges and knows the role Girl Scouts plays in supporting families. They have launched…

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Farm Center part of a multi-state effort focusing on farmer mental wellness

MADISON – The Farm Center at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is part of a new 12-state effort aimed at providing education, resources and support to farmers, agriculture service professionals and mental health care providers to mitigate farm stress and reduce suicide risk in rural communities. The multi-state initiative, led…

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St. Croix County Board Does Not Adopt COVID-19 Communicable Disease Ordinance

HUDSON, WI —  At a special meeting held Tuesday November 17, the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors voted 10-9 not to adopt the COVID-19 Communicable Disease Ordinance. During the meeting, the Board Supervisors discussed the ordinance and recommended amendments before the final vote to not adopt the ordinance. District 17 supervisor Judy Achterhof, which…

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The Salvation Army needs your help to “Rescue Christmas”

COVID-19 has impacted the ability for The Salvation Army to raise funds to help others in crisis. This year, we are being asked to stay home to help stop the spread of the virus. Many store fronts may not have the iconic bell ringer at their kettle stand. So many things have changed in the…

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