United Way St. Croix Valley will be running its fourth annual online auction throughout the month of June. All proceeds generated by this year’s auction will be used to support programs that provide basic needs like food and shelter in St. Croix, Pierce and Polk counties.
St. Croix County residents: Don’t miss out on the Tire and Appliance Collection on Saturday, June 1. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get rid of unwanted tires and major household appliances for a small fee.
An accident on westbound I-94 near Highway 65 in Roberts blocked the freeway late Thursday afternoon. The accident, involving a semi and two vehicles, happened at about 4:10 p.m. A fatal accident on I-94 in Minnesota near the Manning Avenue exit also clogged Thursday afternoon eastbound commuter traffic.
Mailboxes are the only structure that private owners are allowed to install within the right-of-way without a permit as a matter of convenience to the landowners. Neither the St. Croix County Highway Department nor U.S. Postal Service issue written permits for the placement of mailboxes within the public right-of-way.
Scotty Ard, center, New Richmond, and Aleisha Miller, right, of the land and water department, received certificates of appreciation from the county for their work with an historical display they compiled on the long history of the county farm in New Richmond. The awards were presented at the March 7 board of supervisors meeting by administrator Pat Thompson, left.
The American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days campaign is underway in Pierce and St. Croix Counties. You can assist in the fight against cancer and support cancer research, education, advocacy and services by making a purchase.
The St. Croix County Board of Supervisors rejected a move to close its nursing home facility in New Richmond and passed a resolution to build a new one in a marathon meeting Tuesday.
Supervisors Daryl Standafer, Tim Hood, Fred Yoerg, Buck Malick, Chris Kilber, Richard Ottino and Tom Hawksford voted to close the facility but the resolution passed by a 12-7 margin.
St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts said an inmate with previous sex assault convictions who walked away from a work release program Friday afternoon was recaptured without incident just after noon, Saturday.
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