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WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin House Republican Jim Sensenbrenner - who wrote the U.S.A. Patriot Act soon after 9-11 - said the secret surveillance of Americans' phone records goes way beyond what the law intended. A British newspaper uncovered a court order this week that requires Verizon to turn over records of all landline and mobile calls made by its U.S. customers on a daily basis. Investigators can look for calling patterns that hint of terrorism, and then seek court approval to wire-tap those numbers.
From the Forum News Service North Dakota N.D. trade mission heading to Norway FARGO -- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, along with the North Dakota Trade Office, will lead a delegation of business and government leaders on a trade mission to Norway from Saturday through Thursday.
To the Editor: I am shocked and appalled at how low our public officials will stoop. As the owner of an Adult Family Home, I was frustrated when my funds were again cut to the point where I may have to close my doors. This has been a continual tactic of Northern Bridges, the fund-managing organization put in place by the state of Wisconsin to arbitrarily decrease funding to people with disabilities. Imagine my surprise and dismay when I heard the county board supervisors of St. Croix County are trying to close St. Croix Industries.
The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo will be bringing top notch Ram Rodeo to St. Croix County Fairgrounds & Fairplex, Glenwood City, Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, with 7:30 p.m. performances. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m.
In its latest effort to combat Wisconsin's struggle with obesity, Westfields Hospital has created a community garden to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Located on the east side of the hospital's campus, the garden officially opened on May 25 and will remain available for public use until Oct. 20. Jean Needham, Westfields' community liaison, said there were two driving forces behind the inception of the garden. The first was the St. Croix County Healthier Together Initiative, a countywide effort to improve nutrition led by Hudson Hospital and the public health department.
When Crystal Williamson and Johnny Emerson discovered Crossroads was for sale, the two jumped on the chance to buy it. "This location fit the vision we had for owning our own business," Williamson said. Williamson, who has worked in the restaurant industry for 17 years, said she and Emerson are enjoying the new venture of owning their own place. Williamson and Emerson, a New Richmond native, took over the space at 1901 Highway 46 on Feb.
Expanded entertainment options and activities highlight Osceola's third annual Rhubarb Days on June 7-8. New this year, the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill, billed as the world's largest touring grill, rolls into Osceola on Friday, June 7, at 2 p.m.
The Chilakoot Bowhunters organization has announced that it will be hosting an Archery Shoot to celebrate its 60th anniversary. The two-day event will be held the weekend of June 8-9 at the Chilakoot Bowhunters Range, 373 165th Ave. Somerset. This event features an 80 target 3D Archery Shoot. The Chilakoot Classic consisting of 40 targets will be on Saturday and the Bowhunters Challenge consisting of 40 targets will be on Sunday.
Much has been said over the last several months concerning firearm violence and stiffer legislation on the purchase of firearms. Speculation on limits on the type of firearm ownership and magazine capacities has been bantered around causing paranoia on all sides of the issue. Legal firearm and ammunition sales have skyrocketed due to potential legislative action on both the state and federal level. Much of the turmoil is due to a lot of hype and trepidation.
Credit Forum News Service Minnesota Bear shot by game warden after attack on woman McGREGOR, Minn.