Area News

Accident near Knapp results in three fatalities

By Cara L. Dempski KNAPP — Three people are dead after a two-vehicle accident on I-94 near Knapp last week. According to a press release, on July 13 at approximately 5:44 p.m., the Eau Claire State Patrol Post received multiple driving complaints that a black vehicle had crossed the I-94 median from the westbound lanes,…

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Eight transported to local hospitals after St. Croix County bus crash

By Cara L. Dempski TOWN OF SOMERSET — Eight people were taken to New Richmond and Stillwater, Minnesota, hospitals last Saturday after the tour bus they were riding in was struck by another vehicle. The accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. July 15 in the Town of Somerset. According to a press release from the…

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St. Croix Crossing set to open!

A Column of Personal Opinion by State Senator Sheila Harsdorf It is with great excitement and anticipation we await the opening of the new St. Croix Crossing! This project that actually took an act of Congress, has been a long time coming. Discussions to replace the aging Stillwater Bridge that was built in 1931, first…

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Plan ahead for home canning this summer

Joan Sprain, St. Croix County UW Extension If you are just now thinking about canning food this summer, start by checking your equipment and supplies. Proper equipment in good condition is required for safe, high quality home canned food.

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