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December 20, 2012
Kristen Sailer, St. Croix County emergency management coordinator, and John Bond, Roberts Public Works director, discuss some of the details of the Village of Roberts Waterworks Emergency Response Tabletop Exercise on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Roberts trains for emergency management
December 20, 2012 - 7:07am
December 6, 2012
Broken or unwanted holiday lights can be recycled during the holiday season through the end of January at several locations in St. Croix County. Strands of lights are completely dismantled and recycled though a program by the Recycling Association of Minnesota.
Holiday light recycling offered across St. Croix County
December 6, 2012 - 9:56am
December 1, 2012
Recently the Friends of the St. Croix Wetland Management District received the prestigious "Take Pride in America National Volunteer Award for a Non-Profit Organization." Some of the group's members are pictured with the award.
Friends group secures national honor
December 1, 2012 - 9:43am
November 24, 2012
"Beet juice" (GEOMELT 55 road salt additive) is brown in appearance when poured from the hose. When it is mixed with road salt, the road salt turns a lighter brown color.
St. Croix County's highway Dept. beats ice with 'beet juice'
November 24, 2012 - 9:54am
November 23, 2012
Apple River water quality will get a boost as local organizations develop plan to reduce phosphorus and erosion along the waterway.
Healing waters: Land trust gains grants
November 23, 2012 - 9:42am
November 9, 2012
The Prairie Enthusiasts Chairperson Evanne Hunt (center) works with Harvey Halvorsen of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (right) and another volunteer inspect the root system of a Dotted Blazing Star plant during Saturday's rescue operation.
Blazing Star rescue unites DOT, DNR and TPE
November 9, 2012 - 2:22pm
November 2, 2012
A bird's eye view of the Downing Quarry. High quality frac sand can be seen in the lower center of the photo. The ridge on the left in the distance has been reclaimed per St. Croix County ordinance.
Frac sand: The magic mineral
November 2, 2012 - 11:58am
October 27, 2012
Jon Chiglo (left), project director for the Stillwater bridge project, and David Solberg, bridge project manager, were in Hudson on Friday to provide an update on the progress of the St. Croix River Crossing.
Bridge project inches closer to reality
October 27, 2012 - 7:50am
October 19, 2012
Yvonne Fouks was one of several Town of Forest residents who offered testimony in favor of the Highland Wind Farm project at last Thursday's Public Service Commission of Wisconsin public hearings.
A community blown apart? It's neighbors vs. neighbors
October 19, 2012 - 10:16am
The Apple River survey crew included Mike Kelly, Beth Wood, Cheryl Clemens and landowner Joyce Hecht.
Apple River water quality remains high
October 19, 2012 - 10:01am
September 6, 2012
Pictured on trout opening day on the Willow River in 1993 is Andy Roettger (son of Ron Roettger, Star Prairie).
Willow River water quality is on the decline
September 6, 2012 - 12:43pm
August 10, 2012
New place to park for recreation
August 10, 2012 - 12:00pm
August 2, 2012
This baby bird was previously misidentified as an America Bald Eagle after it was found at Bristol Ridge Golf Course on July 10. The bird is actually a branching broad-winged hawk. The hawk was taken to the University of Minnesota Raptor Center in the Twin Cities. It was successfully placed with an adoptive hawk family.
Golf course 'birdie' back in a nest
August 2, 2012 - 8:00am
July 27, 2012
Justin Townsend, Homestead County Park manager, explains the type of Eurasian milfoil that weevils crave. The weeds are being harvested at Perch Lake between Somerset and Hudson and sent to Eau Claire to feed to weevils, which will eventually be placed in the lake so they can eat away at the milfoil population.
Tiny beetles, weevils lead battle against invasive plants
July 27, 2012 - 9:57am
Emerald Ash Borer traps can be seen across St. Croix County. The traps help measure the presence of the emerald ash borer in the region.
Attempts to control invasive species can pose a challenge
July 27, 2012 - 9:52am