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Stillwater Lift Bridge open again; Rhoades takes leave for hip surgery; Budget moves on to Senate; more state news


One of the main links between northwest Wisconsin and Minnesota is completely open again -- much earlier than expected.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation completed repairs Wednesday on a frayed cable that blocked boats from going under the Stillwater Lift Bridge on the St. Croix River. The bridge was stuck in the “down” position since Sunday night due to the damaged cable.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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