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Know the conditions and adjust driving habits accordingly The first snowfall always seems like the worst. Traffic crawls. Tempers flare. Crashes occur. This winter, the St. Croix County Highway Department asks you to take the time to brush up on your winter driving skills. Once the snow starts flying, we are in for several months of wintry driving conditions.
Project managers, supporters travel from Minnesota, La Crosse, Madison, Chicago to see local solar array On Monday, Nov. 14, nearly 70 individuals took advantage of opportunities to be on-site at a town of Warren utility solar array still under construction. Representatives from St. Croix Electric Cooperative (Hammond), Dairyland Power Cooperative (La Crosse), SoCore Energy (Chicago) and Faith Technologies (Menasha) guided groups around the 2.34 megawatt (MW) Sunflower II solar array site on 140th St. in the Town of Warren.
On Saturday, Nov, 19, the Hazel Mackin Library held a Pokemon Movie party as the ending event of its month-long Pokemon Library Badge event. Patrons who attended the event were able to try out the newest Pokemon video games, Pokemon Sun and Moon for the Nintendo 3DS, work on Pokemon coloring pages and origami, in addition to watching the newest Pokemon movie.
Mark Gherty and Sue Gherty, of Gherty and Gherty, S.C., Hudson, welcome Lindsey S.M. Minser as an associate attorney.
Being the only operating animal shelter in the county and being placed with a quarantine has been very difficult for the organization as well as the animals in need in area communities. While those at the shelter wait out the canine brucellosis-ordered quarantine at Gregory’s, staff are still continuing to help the many felines in need in the area and the surrounding areas.
Grace Place Shelter has been very busy in 2016. Nearly 350 homeless people were housed at the facility, including many children, and as this story is being written, almost 60 people are calling Grace Place their home for the holidays. During this time of year, Grace Place and The Salvation Army reach out to the community in hopes of volunteers to sign up to help ring the bell for The Red Kettle Campaign.
The New Richmond Kiwanis Club is sponsoring its annual Christmas lighting contest on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The judges will be traveling the streets of New Richmond beginning at 6:30 p.m. that evening looking at homes which have special Christmas lighting displays. They will pick the top homes as winners of the competition.
One of the biggest shopping weekends of the year is fast approaching, and the New Richmond Chamber of Commerce is creating a contest of sorts this year to spur more foot traffic at its chamber members' businesses. "Last year you saw us run some advertising in the local media to raise awareness about the importance of this day to our chamber members, local and regional economy," Rob Kreibich, executive director of the New Richmond Chamber, said. "We want to build on that effort this year by giving shoppers a financial incentive to
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region in Eau Claire has announced a public information meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13, to discuss the final design phase of the St. Croix Crossing Project in St. Croix County. Discussion items will include the layout and park amenities for the proposed pedestrian/bike trail, local road alterations, and the proposed landscaping throughout the project corridor.
The U.S Department of Labor rule which would double the threshold for when full-time salaried employees are no longer automatically eligible for overtime pay has been put on hold. Currently, employees are automatically eligible for overtime unless they make more than $23,660 a year, but the rule would lift that to $47,476.