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Xcel Energy is expanding its support of United Way St. Croix Valley’s Food Resource Center (FRC) by donating and volunteering with the FRC’s brand new backpack program. Xcel Energy employees recently packed 125 backpacks with food for children to be distributed to the 14 food pantries and shelters who come to pick up food once per month at the FRC. In addition, Xcel Energy donated $2,000 to provide the food and backpacks that were packed.
The St. Croix County Democratic Party will meet Thursday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. (6 p.m. is social/discussion hour), at Ready Randy’s, New Richmond. The topic will be “how rural issues affect all of us.” The January general meeting is focusing on the possible arrival of its first super-sized livestock operations in St. Croix County and some of its possible effects on our lives here in the county. One 7,000-cow dairy can produce the same amount of waste as all the residents in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Law affects log haulers and transporters of salt or abrasives for winter maintenance According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), recent cold temperatures mean that effective Sunday, Jan. 8, at 12:01 a.m., the state’s frozen road law will expand to include the entire state.
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Creating smiles To The Editor: As we have turned the calendar to the New Year, we have to reflect on the many individuals and groups that have brightened our days at The Deerfield. Once again, our special community provided music, gifts, fellowship and holiday cheer for our residents around the holidays.
Gov. Scott Walker this week appointed Polk County Assistant District Attorney Daniel J. Tolan to serve on the Polk County Circuit Court, replacing retired Judge Molly E. GaleWyrick. “I am pleased to appoint Daniel Tolan as a judge in Polk County,” Walker said. “He shares a strong commitment to Constitutional principles and will faithfully apply the rule of law.”
State Rep. Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond) took the oath of office Tuesday, Jan. 3, to represent the 29th Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Assembly. This is Rep. Stafsholt’s first term in the Legislature.
The Saint Croix County Deer Advisory Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m., at the DNR Service Center, 890 Spruce St., Baldwin, to discuss recommendations for preventing the spread and responding to other chronic wasting disease issues on both a statewide and local level.
One lucky player matched all five numbers in the Badger 5 drawing on Saturday, Dec. 31 to win the night's $109,000 jackpot. The winner purchased their ticket at Marathon at 1421 Main St., in Houlton. Saturday's winning Badger 5 numbers were 2, 6, 16, 19 and 20. Badger 5 is a daily lotto game available only in Wisconsin. Winners at all prize levels have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prizes by mail or in person at the Lottery’s Madison or Milwaukee offices.
Dozens of hats and mittens were collected at First National Community Bank and given to Grace Place for those in need. The Hudson team presented a check in the amount of $2,000 to the Salvation Army Bell Ringing campaign during their 30-hour marathon putting them over the top of their overall goal. In Somerset, the bank donated $500 to the Somerset Food Pantry which will provide meals for more than 100 families.