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Dog walker finds snowmobiler dead 30 miles north of Minneapolis EAST BETHEL, Minn. - A dog walker spotted the remains Thursday, Jan. 18 of an East Bethel, Minn. man apparently killed in a snowmobile crash, investigators said. East Bethel is approximately 30 miles north of Minneapolis. The body had been there at least overnight, according to the Anoka County sheriff's office.
Each March the University of Wisconsin-River Falls works with the community to raise funds through the Bowls for Hope event where proceeds raised help a worthy organization make a difference in the St. Croix Valley. This year, Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley has been selected as the benefiting organization. Bowls for Hope 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center at UW-River Falls.
MADISON — Registration is open for Farm and Rural Lobby Day on Feb. 21 in Madison. The event is hosted by Wisconsin Farmers Union. WFU President Darin Von Ruden urged WFU members from all corners of the state to make the trip to Madison. "Decisions that are made at the Capitol have a tremendous impact on our lives in rural Wisconsin. Farm and Rural Lobby Day is a chance to work together to strengthen the voices of family farmers and our rural communities," Von Ruden said.
Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate ST. PAUL — Former Republican Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will not run for the U.S. Senate in November. Pawlenty, who has been courted by numerous donors and influential Republicans to run for the seat formerly held by Al Franken, made his announcement Tuesday on the Fox Business Network.
The Midwest Food Products Association is offering up to six $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who are majoring in agriculture or food science and attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Platteville or UW-River Falls for the 2018-19 academic year. "MWFPA recognizes the vital role played by agriculture and the food processing industry in the Midwest economy," MWFPA president Nick George said. "These scholarships help students to continue their education and support the growth of these two major industries."
Looking for a unique Valentine gift for your loved one or friends? Look no further than a Singing Valentine from the Croix Chordsmen. You may have seen them loaded into cars, dressed in fancy tuxedos, popping into businesses and homes to serenade unsuspecting Valentines.
The Republican Party of Pierce County is offering one $500 scholarship to a high school senior graduating in the spring of 2018. The recipient must be a resident of Pierce County, graduating from a high school, home school program, charter school, academy or online high school in the spring of 2018. The scholarship can be used toward any accredited school, university, college or technical college the student has chosen.
EAU CLAIRE — Applications are being accepted for three positions on the Chippewa Valley Technical College Board of Trustees. The open positions include one member who is an employer, one who is an employee and one school district administrator. Successful candidates will serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2018. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. Send applications to Lauren Sullivan, Chippewa Valley Technical College, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701.
Online registration is now open for Bowl for Kids Sake: The Great Outdoors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern WI—St. Croix Valley's biggest fundraising event of the year! Bowl for Kids Sake helps raise funds to support our program of 1-to-1 mentoring for children facing adversity. Not only will you be helping Big Brothers Big Sisters, this event is a chance to get together with friends, family and co-workers and help us to continue to support hundreds of children in St. Croix and Pierce counties.
The Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks will host free snowshoe events at both parks in January. Kinnickinnic State Park: 1—3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 Willow River State Park: 1—3:30 pm. Saturday, Feb. 3 The Friends will provide snowshoes and basic instruction on how to snowshoe followed by a selection of short, guided snowshoe hikes. You will then have an opportunity to explore the park's snowshoe trails on your own. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Children accompanied by adults are welcome.