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Wisconsin DMV Customer Service Centers were not able to issue driver licenses and IDs Friday, July 19, due to a service outage.
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A Baldwin man is held on $1,500 bond after he started a fire in the Baldwin Greenhouse to keep himself warm after spending the night there, according to court documents filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Kevin James McNamara, 34, was charged with felony arson of a building and felony criminal damage to property over $2,500 following the June 30 incident in which he entered one of the greenhouses overnight when a storm hit and lit the fire only when he got cold, according to a criminal complaint.
A New Richmond man whose run from authorities resulted in the death of 39-year-old Dustin Edward Kalland of Stillwater reached speeds of 80 mph prior to the collision on Main Street in downtown Deer Park, according to charging documents filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court.
Authorities said a Stillwater motorcyclist was killed Saturday after being struck in traffic by a New Richmond man being pursued by sheriff's deputies. The St. Croix County Sheriff's Office said 39-year-old Dustin Edward Kalland died July 6 after Brandon Michael Lieffring, 37, crashed into the motorcycle he was driving on Highway 64 in the village of Deer Park. Kalland was pronounced dead at the scene. Lieffring allegedly ran from the scene of the crash and was arrested by deputies after a short foot chase.
Submitted by Claude Bovi, SCVBA secretary The St. Croix Valley Beekeepers Association’s next meeting is Thursday, July 11, at 7 p.m. in Peace Lutheran Church, 2084 County Road N, Baldwin. Weather permitting, hive inspection is at 6 p.m.; bring your bee suit to participate. Wisconsin state bee inspector, April Kustov will be speaking about “understanding the transition from summer to winter bees.” All are welcome. Visit our website at www.stcroixbeekeepers.com for information or call 612-819-6008 for questions.
Citing public safety and staffing concerns, the road to Ferry Landing Beach in North Hudson will be closed through Sunday, July 7. The road will be closed again for all traffic every weekend, Friday through Sunday.
The American Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give now to help prevent delays in medical care this summer. Around holidays like Independence Day, donations often don't keep pace with patient needs. The Red Cross is thanking all those who donate through July 6 with a Red Cross Missing Types T-shirt, while supplies last.
Polk County authorities are seeking the public's help in finding two people who tried assisting with a stuck vehicle shortly before it caught fire and its driver was found dead.
A Hudson man charged earlier in June with felony theft after he allegedly removed a dog from a backyard was back in court June 19 on unrelated charges after he pulled a hatchet and approached a man in the intersection of Coulee Road and 11th Street, according to a criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court.