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Summer officially begins this week, and yet, it was one degree above freezing in Superior this morning. Most of Wisconsin was in the 40's and 50's, but a couple spots in the north cooled down to the 30's after a boisterous cold front went through. Northwest Wisconsin had heavy thunderstorms early yesterday afternoon. A pole shed blew down near New Richmond, and hail fell in St. Croix and Polk counties.
Let's Go Fishing means a lot more than just a mere invitation to go fishing. For a group in Stillwater, Let's Go Fishing is the name of their organization that takes people fishing on the St. Croix River who would otherwise not have the opportunity to go. Formerly known as the Stillwater Chapter, the group became the 27th Let's Go Fishing chapter in Minnesota in 2010. However within the last month the group has changed its name to the St. Croix Valley Chapter, reflecting the interest and support it has been receiving from both sides of the St.
MADISON -- The Hudson Police Department and the State Fire Marshal's Office at the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) announced today that the Wisconsin Arson Insurance Council is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the June 3 fire that occurred in the State Community Corrections office located in the St. Croix Business Park at 2100 O'Neil Road in Hudson. The fire occurred shortly after 6 a.m.
Summer is only 18 days away, and temperatures still dropped to the freezing mark this morning in Vilas County in far northern Wisconsin. It was 31 degrees at Land O'Lakes at 6 a.m., and Eagle River was at the freezing point at 32. By 7 a.m. it was around 40 in both those communities, and the rest of Wisconsin was in the 40's and 50's. Monroe was the warm spot at 53. Clear skies and virtually no wind allowed the cold to sink in, and temperatures will stay below normal for a while. The National Weather Service says the mercury might not hit 70 until Friday.
United Way St. Croix Valley will be running its fourth annual online auction throughout the month of June. All proceeds generated by this year's auction will be used to support programs that provide basic needs like food and shelter in St. Croix, Pierce and Polk counties. Each week from June 3 to June 30, United Way will post new donated items and services on eBay.
Motorists are advised to be on the lookout for deer this time of year as does search for places to give birth and young deer separate from their mothers. With this increased activity, drivers may encounter more deer darting into the paths of their vehicles without warning. Although motor vehicle collisions with deer peak in the fall months, June is one of the worst months for driver and passenger injuries due to deer crashes.
The second of two bodies of a pair of St. Croix Central High School students who jumped from the Stone arch Bridge in Minneapolis has been located. The body of Erika Borgstrom, 16, was found Wednesday, May 29, near the Picnic Island Canoe Landing on the Minnesota River near Fort Snelling. The body of Dakotah Coach, 18, was found in the Mississippi River Tuesday, May 21. The teens disappeared from the Roberts Hammond area around May 10 and were seen jumping from the bridge together just before dawn on Tuesday, May 14. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner ruled both deaths as suicides.
Wisconsinites are cleaning up from a second straight day of severe weather. The National Weather Service said a funnel cloud was spotted in Janesville just after 7 p.m. yesterday. About 40 minutes later, officials reported a 10-mile swath of tree damage to the east between Delavan and La Grange. The Weather Service said high winds caused the damage. Earlier in the day, authorities said trees and power lines fell along a wide path from Lafayette and Richland counties in southwest Wisconsin to Forest County in the northeast. Eleven counties reported wind damage on that path.
Hudson celebrates Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day Saturday with various activities throughout the community. The Yellowstone Trail (1912-1930) ran through Hudson and many other area communities.
The Hudson Police Department is asking people to be on the lookout for a woman who approached three 11-year-old children in a suspicious manner as they were walking home from E.P. Rock Elementary School at about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 22. The woman is said to have offered the children free kittens, which she said were in her car. The car is described as a maroon four-door with multiple bumper stickers. When the children said they didn't want the kittens, the woman reportedly offered to give them a ride home.