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The Stockholm Art Fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 will be a "festive, five-sensory soiree." According to planners, "it's probably the best blind date you'll ever have" — as you fall in love with 105 of the region's talented artists. The fair will feature locally sourced food and drink, four musical acts and the Wisconsin's village galleries and cafes. There's singing and dancing, eating and drinking.
Thefts and scams • A collector car was reported stolen at 9:37 a.m. June 24 on County Road G in Elmwood. The vehicle was taken from a pole shed sometime in April. • A complainant reported a possible scam in the Pierce County Express at 9:02 a.m. June 25 at W4598 County Road N in Beldenville. The complainant was not out any money. • A camera captured suspects involved in a burglary at a storage unit which was reported at 12:55 a.m. June 25 on 902nd St. in River Falls. Suspicious Bible reader
Burglaries • Two trailers were reported to have been broken into at 7:42 a.m. June 3 on 945th Street in River Falls. Three gas powered saws were taken and the fence behind the business was cut. • A vehicle was reported stolen from Main Street in Bay City on June 3. Statements were collected and video footage was requested at 6:54 p.m. June 5. • A theft report was taken in the lobby of the sheriff's department at 3:13 p.m. June 6 reported at W7128 320th Ave. in Ellsworth.
Traffic chase after attempted traffic stop A deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for imprudent speed in a 25 mile-per-hour zone at 1 a.m. May 19 at County Road VV and Highway 35 in Hager City. The vehicle took off when emergency lights were activated and a pursuit was initiated. The deputy terminated the pursuit for public safety and the driver is unknown. Wolf pups in the yard
A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned an indictment Thursday, May 13 for a Maiden Rock man. Eric Kurrelmeyer, 31, is charged with two counts of producing child pornography, one count of distributing child pornography, and one count of possessing child pornography.
Lifesaving efforts Deputies responded for a male who was found on the ground not breathing and without a pulse at N4908 1180th St. in Prescott at 10:23 p.m. May 3. Lifesaving efforts were attempted and the male was later pronounced deceased on scene. Fraud and theft reports • A complainant stated she received a Facebook message that was a fraud at 4:50 p.m. April 29 at an 870th Street residence near Ellsworth but did not give out any personal information.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is temporarily closing its two Western Wisconsin parks due to high water levels and flooding. These parks include the Eau Galle Dam and Recreation Area, located in Spring Valley, and Blackhawk Park, located in De Soto. Corps staff also closed three Mississippi River landings due to high river stages. They include Bad Axe and Jay's landings in Wisconsin and Millstone Landing in Minnesota. The Corps will reopen the park and landings as conditions allow.
Arrests • Kaylee A. Paulson, 24, Prior Lake, Minn., was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia at 3:25 a.m. April 26 at county roads C and E in Ellsworth. The sheriff's department responded to a vehicle in the ditch and made contact with Paulson and a search of the vehicle was conducted.
When the ladies of Ellsworth American Legion and Auxiliary first came up with the idea of introducing high school students to county government, they knew the idea would catch on and It sure did. Ladies of the auxiliary, led by Dorothy Oftedahl and Gertrude Helmer along with others, wanted to expose the young people in the county to how their county government works by going hands-on at the several elected and appointed offices in Pierce County. Today the event is eagerly awaited by students as well as teachers as it broadens their view of the world around them.
A driver and one passenger were sent to the hospital around 1:26 a.m. April 23 after a single vehicle roll-over crash on Highway 10 near 322nd Avenue in Salem Township near Plum City. A Pierce County Sheriff's Office news release stated that the driver, 48-year-old Michael Stewart of Ellsworth, was traveling eastbound in a 1998 Toyota 4Runner on Highway 10 and lost control of the vehicle, causing it to enter the ditch and overturn.