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Burn ban in effect for St. Croix County

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According to an email sent by New Richmond Fire Chief Jim VanderWyst, all fire departments in St. Croix County have issued burn bans that went into effect on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The email said the fire danger is "very high" due to "very dry conditions and lack of rain in the forecast."


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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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