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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.
Allina Health announces restricted visitor guidelines for all hospitals Starting this month, Allina Health will implement restricted visitor guidelines to protect patients and staff due to influenza. The guidelines are: • Children under the age of 5 are asked not to visit patients. • Visitors to Mom Baby/Birth Center units may be screened for wellness and children under 5 will be screened for wellness before visiting. • Visitors who are sick should refrain from visiting patients in the hospital.
Study: Minn. second best state to raise a family ST. PAUL — As far as family friendliness goes, Minnesota is near the top in the nation, according to a study by a financial website. A study by WalletHub listed Minnesota as these second best place to raise a family, behind only Massachusetts..
Man who attacked, robbed older couple in their home gets almost 20 years ST. PAUL—He arrived wearing a white hard hat and a bright orange traffic vest. He attacked the couple at their home and robbed them. Then he left in his white Cadillac. Now, Nathaniel Jackson is getting more than 18 years in prison for two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery and one count of first-degree burglary and assault of a person. The 60-year-old St. Paul man has 10 aliases and several prior felony convictions.
EAU CLAIRE — Melissa Diedtrich stood out from her 16 fellow Chippewa Valley Law Enforcement Academy graduates. She was elected class leader, was also a squad leader, and selected to be one of the speakers to speak at the Dec. 20 graduation ceremony. The fact that she was a 37-year-old mother of three in a class of 20-somethings also made her stand out. The close-knit group affectionately gave her the nickname "Mom." It suits her well, as serving others seems to be woven into Diedtrich's personality.
Statewide DFL environmental caucus endorses Otto for governor ST. PAUL—The Minnesota DFL Environmental Caucus said Tuesday that they have endorsed State Auditor Rebecca Otto in the crowded race for the 2018 DFL gubernatorial endorsement. The caucus is made up of about 400 members from across the state who are trying to promote an environmental protection agenda among the state's Democrats.
Vehicle theft An Elmwood caller reported Dec. 18 that a woman to whom he'd loan his truck hadn't returned it. The complainant reported his debit card was also missing and that his bank had discovered unauthorized charges. Critter patrol
RIVER FALLS — Kathleen Haroldson paused during her speech to her fellow nursing — associate degree graduates from the Chippewa Valley Technical College River Falls campus Dec. 18. She fought back some tears and composed herself before continuing, expressing special thanks to her husband and two grown children for their support through her time in college.