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An off-duty St. Croix County Sheriff's Office K-9 officer was formally charged earlier this week with possession of a firearm while intoxicated following a December traffic stop outside New Richmond. Wisconsin State Patrol located a loaded handgun inside John Shilts Jr.'s vehicle, according to a criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court.
A man, whose name is being withheld until family are notified, died after his vehicle broke through the ice in the narrows between Balsam Lake and East Balsam on Thursday, according to Polk County Sheriff's Office. In a press release, authorities said they received a call at 4:53 p.m. Jan. 17 that a car — a Toyota Rav4 with Minnesota license plates — had gone through the ice and the caller had not seen anyone exit the vehicle.
New Richmond Police Department has asked the public's help to locate a suspect believed to have attacked another man with a boxcutter and fled the scene in a stolen vehicle, according to a City of New Richmond press release. Officers responded Jan. 14 to a report of a disturbance on the 800 block of Knowles Avenue where a victim sustained multiple lacerations to his head and face by a man he identified as 32-year-old Roberto Reyes Jr., also known at Tito, who fled the scene in the victim's vehicle, the release states.
Students get real-world hospital work experience Area students were part of a cohort that recently graduated from a six-week immersion program at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater. The Explorers Program, offered through the Boy Scouts of America's Northern Star Council, lets students ages 14-20 explore health care careers in a real-world setting, such as sessions in the pharmacy, birth center, emergency department and radiology. Students who graduated Dec. 10, 2018, include: • Colin Muehlbauer, Clare Roti and Jack Seipel of Woodbury
St. Croix County Sheriff's Office is searching for the owner of a vehicle which was parked and left unoccupied on railroad tracks west of the Village of Hammond and struck by a train Saturday, Jan. 12 around 7:30 p.m., according to Sheriff Scott Knudson. The sheriff's office was notified by Union Pacific of the crash and Knudson said deputies were unable to locate anyone in or around the vehicle upon arrival.
Jill Gorres, president of St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC), announced the EDC's selection of St. Croix Valley Blow Molding, Inc. (town of Hudson), Next Generation Auto, Inc. (Baldwin and city of Hudson), and iMARK Molding, Inc. (Woodville) as recipients of the 2018 Business of the Year awards in St. Croix County. The companies will be honored at a banquet on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Ready Randy's in rural New Richmond.
Cordelia Pierson of Minneapolis has been re-elected to represent the Elk River to Hastings region on the Minnesota Mississippi River Parkway Commission. Established by Minnesota statute, the MN-MRPC's mission is to preserve and enhance the Mississippi River, foster economic growth in the corridor, and develop the Great River Road. Membership consists of two members of the House; two members of the Senate; appointees from five state agencies (transportation, natural resources, tourism, historical society and agriculture); five regional members; and one member at large.
When Gov. Mark Dayton and I took office in 2011, Minnesota faced a $6 billion shortfall, and the state's public schools had weathered more than a decade of inconsistent funding and even outright funding cuts. Graduation rates were stagnant, full-day kindergarten was only a dream, and public preschool options were limited or nonexistent.
A missing White Bear Lake teenager has been found safe in Minnepolis, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's Crime Alert Network.
Washington, Dakota and Goodhue counties were included in an air-quality alert issued for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 through 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. According to the alert: