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A woman reported what she thought might be a possible attempted abduction in Spring Valley Friday, April 27 after a man approached her and her three children. The woman, who was on a walk with her children near Newman Avenue and Central Street near the Spring Valley Emergency Services Building, said a man later identified as Stephen W. Gullixson, 65, Baldwin, approached them in a vehicle and offered her money as part of God’s work. She said he also allegedly asked to take a picture of the children.
As a development economist, I've worked/researched in poor countries throughout Africa, Latin America, and parts of Asia. Let's consider the impact of our policies and practices on the poor of these countries. (These issues stand off to the side from recent conversations about trade.)
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to close the westbound I-94 off-ramp to WIS 35 south starting Monday, April 23 morning at 7 a.m. through Wednesday, April 25 at 5 a.m. The closure is required to remove and replace deteriorated concrete pavement on the ramp. A detour will be signed directing westbound I-94 traffic to Carmichael R
STOCKHOLM — Ten years ago, it was a tiny storefront in the tiniest village in Wisconsin. A decade later, the Stockholm Pie Company has quadrupled in size, garnered national recognition, and launched a brand new general store. The Stockholm Pie Company will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the official grand opening of the new, adjacent "General Store at Stockholm Pie" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The free festivities will include live accordion music, treats and drawings for gifts. Guests can experience an array of pies with a "Pie Flight" tasting.
ST. CROIX FALLS — The National Park Service and the St. Croix River Association are celebrating 50 years of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Wisconsin Sen. Patty Schachtner, community leaders and young river stewards were among those gathered at the St. Croix River Visitor Center for a special event to highlight plans to celebrate the anniversary.
The first fishing opener of the year is upon us, and the volunteers in the nonprofit conservation group Twin Cities Trout Unlimited are ready. On April 7, about 60 volunteers from all over the Twin Cities metro area worked together with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the City of Savage, to improve the Eagle Creek State Aquatic Management Area in Savage.
Each year, 1.5 million children die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Government spending on foreign aid has proven to be extremely effective, however, in reducing these deaths through vaccine programs and initiatives. The Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Initiative, for example, has made great progress since 2000 when it began, saving more than 20.4 million lives from this incredibly contagious disease in total. Still though, every day there continue to be 246 child deaths from measles — deaths that we can prevent with a simple MMR vaccine.
The Motor Vessel Michael Poindexter, pushing 12 barges en route to St. Paul, locked through Lock and Dam 2 near Hastings around 1:30 p.m. April 11, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District. The Corps considers the first tow to arrive at Lock and Dam 2 as the unofficial start of the navigation season, because it means all of its locks are accessible to commercial and recreational vessels.
DRESSER — At a campaign kick-off event April 5, Gae Magnafici, the Republican candidate for the state 28th Assembly District, kicked off her campaign to a standing-room-only crowd. Guests joining Magnafici at her event included current Rep. Adam Jarchow and former Rep. Erik Severson who have both publicly endorsed her candidacy.
NEW RICHMOND — United Way St. Croix Valley will present “A Strong Workforce Today and Tomorrow: Healthy Children, Thriving Communities” 7:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19 at WITC-New Richmond.