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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides a weekly update on road construction in the northwest region, which includes the counties of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau and Washburn counties. St. Croix County and other area county information is available below: St. Croix County Highway: I-94 Location: County T Bridge
In late summer, wasps’ preferred food shifts from sugars to proteins, so you will more likely encounter them whenever food is consumed outdoors and around garbage collection areas. Wasps, which...
“Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic: Private lands and monarch butterflies” will be presented Friday, Aug. 19, 7-8 p.m., by Dr. Stanley Temple at the Willow River Rod and Gun Club, 1041 Hwy. 64, New Richmond - on the south side of Hwy. 64, east of Laventure Crane Co., 7-8 p.m.
On July 27, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary June 2016 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 3.9 percent. For comparison, St. Croix’s final rate for May was 3.4 percent and April’s final rate was 3.9 percent. One year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 3.8 percent.
Willow River State Park will host a "Prairie Day" Saturday, Aug. 20, that will start with a guided nature hike at 8:30 a.m. A buckthorn demonstration will follow at 9:30 a.m., whiel exhibitors and a movie start at 10:30 a.m.
Another soaking in store for western Wisconsin Flash flood watches are in effect for much of the western half of Wisconsin through early Friday, and some places could get up to five inches of rain -- on top of several inches that already fell on parts of St. Croix County.
Polls open until 8 p.m. in Wisconsin
Join Dr. Maria Nilsson and John R. Ward, archaeologists and founders of the “Friends of Silsila," as well as and hosts of “Egypt’s Treasure Guardians” on National Geographic, at the Warden’s House Museum Sunday, Aug. 14, 2 p.m., for a free discussion about an extraordinarily important ancient Egyptian site, the sandstone pits at Gabel el-Silsila.
Primary turnout slated for 16 percent
Longtime local farmer and agri-businessman, Tim Jackson of Knapp, was recently recognized with three awards by employer Munson Hybrids.