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New Richmond's Dowd to place at state wrestling tournament
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Dowd, Praschak advance at WIAA state wrestling tournament
SCC loses both wrestlers at state
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Somerset’s got talent
Inaugural NRHS STEM Night a success
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Crowd flocks to Bass Lake for annual ice fishing contest
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Wisconsin's only link to Winona undergoes structural tests
Wisconsin's only link to Winona, Minn., is undergoing new structural tests. The Department of Transportation in the Gopher State is putting weight sensors and strain-gauges on the Highway 43 bridge over the Mississippi River. Officials are deciding how to replace or rebuild the...
October 27, 2009 - 9:00am
September 15, 2009
Sierra Club tries again to stop Stillwater bridge construction
The Sierra Club is trying for a second time to stop a new four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River between Houlton, Wis., and Stillwater, Minn. At a federal court hearing Monday, the group said the current plan is similar to one the National Park Service rejected 13 years ago -...
September 15, 2009 - 9:00am
July 10, 2009
Stillwater bridge meetings set
The Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation will hold two informational meetings to update the public on the St. Croix River Crossing project. Both meetings will follow the same format with an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Staff members from Mn/DOT and WisDOT and...
July 10, 2009 - 9:54am
April 24, 2009
Minnesota, Wisconsin lawmakers spar over truck restrictions
No one is closing, or even planning restrictions on, the Stillwater Lift Bridge.
April 24, 2009 - 7:16am
April 17, 2009
Potential lift-bridge closure alarms Wisconsin leaders
Want to get Wisconsin officials' attention? Threaten to close down the Stillwater Lift Bridge. A provision in a Minnesota Senate bill prompted western Wisconsin legislator Kitty Rhoades, St. Joseph Township chair Theresa Johnson and three Wisconsin business representatives to attend...
April 17, 2009 - 6:52am
April 6, 2009
Stillwater bridge to be tested Tuesday
Traffic will be delayed in Stillwater due to a test of the lift mechanism by the Minnesota Department of Transportation during non-rush hour traffic Tuesday, April 7. Traffic delays will begin after 9 a.m. in preparation for a requested lift of the bridge scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday,...
April 6, 2009 - 2:27pm
February 13, 2009
Letter: Bridge project needs to move forward
To the Editor: Thank you for taking a stand on the yet to be built bridge in your latest editorial. Pretty much everything has been said about this sorry subject, although I am glad you keep it in the forefront. I personally would like to sue the Sierra Club for their delays they...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
January 16, 2009
Lift bridge lovers could be seeing green
Nobrac Olive. Ironhide Green No. 38. Superior Graphite No.10743. Minnesota Department of Transportation officials knew the names, identification numbers, and even basic chemical components for the paints their forebears used on the agency's bridges back in 1929, on the eve of...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
January 5, 2009
Public invited to learn about plans for Stillwater Lift Bridge
The public will get a chance to learn about plans for the Stillwater Lift Bridge during an open house meeting Thursday at the Stillwater (Minn.) Junior High School. Representatives from both the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation will be on hand to discuss the...
January 5, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2008
Stillwater Lift Bridge now open for traffic, with restrictions
The Stillwater Lift Bridge opened to traffic at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. The historic lift bridge between Stillwater and Houlton, Wis., was struck by a lumber delivery truck heading westbound into Minnesota in mid-July. The damage caused by the truck required...
August 4, 2008 - 12:00am
July 25, 2008
Bridge Church completes mission trip '08: Somerset
Fuel prices weren't a factor in planning the Bridge Bible Church's mission trip this summer. After all, Somerset is not that big. The members of the Bridge took their first mission trip and it was in their own backyard. From July 9-13, they completed community service projects around...
July 25, 2008 - 12:00am
Truck driver who struck lift bridge cited for incident
The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department has issued a citation to the driver of a truck that struck the Stillwater Lift Bridge on July 7. Elwyn Juenke, 70, received a $168.60 ticket for inattentive driving for driving a truck carrying a boom that exceeded the bridge's posted height...
July 25, 2008 - 12:00am
July 17, 2008
Truck driver cited for Stillwater Bridge incident
A truck driver who put the Stillwater Lift Bridge out of commission has been ticketed by Wisconsin authorities for inattentive driving. St. Croix County Sheriff Dennis Hillstead said Wednesday that Elwyn Juenke, 70, Farmington, Minn., was cited for the July 7 incident. The boom...
July 17, 2008 - 9:00am
July 16, 2008
State transportation chiefs meet on St. Croix River Bridge project
The leaders of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Minnesota Department of Transportation met in Madison on Tuesday to talk bridges. Despite the high-level meeting there is still no word on whether Wisconsin will follow MnDOT's lead and accelerate the start date and...
July 16, 2008 - 11:00am