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Two people were hospitalized last week after a three-vehicle crash on Highway 29 outside Prescott. Pierce County Sheriff's Office deputies responded at 1:34 p.m. Nov. 21 to Highway 29 and County Road F in the town of Clifton, where a car caused a chain-reaction crash.
MADISON — Lower turkey prices mean a more affordable Thanksgiving dinner this year, according to Wisconsin Farm Bureau's annual Marketbasket survey. "This year's classic Marketbasket survey rang in more than $2 less than last year at this time," said Wisconsin Farm Bureau's spokesperson Sarah Hetke. "The survey's total price of $45.01, when divided by 10 people, shows a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal can cost approximately $4.50 per person."
All romaine lettuce consumption should be avoided while a multi-state E. coli outbreak is investigated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. There have been 32 reported cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in 11 states — including Wisconsin, but not Minnesota — as of Nov. 19, the CDC says. An additional 18 cases have been identified in Canada.
A Beldenville man was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a single-vehicle crash in Pierce County. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded at 9:17 a.m. Nov. 20 to County Road J near Highway 65 in the town of Trimbelle for a crash with an injured occupant. Deputies said the driver, Andrew P. Selvig, 28, was northbound on County Road J when he lost control of a 2008 Chevy Impala and struck a bridge guardrail. Selvig was taken by Ellsworth EMS to River Falls Area Hospital with undisclosed injuries.
The Northfield Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Joseph Camplin, 42, of Northfield. According to an alert issued Monday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2018:
A northern pike caught by Woodbury fisherman Matthew Swanson this past May on the Rainy River is now the largest on record in the state's new catch-and-release record program. Swanson reeled in the monster pike — measuring 45 and 1/4 inches long — while on an annual fishing trip with his father and brother up north along the Canadian border, according to a news release Monday, Nov. 19 from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Prescription drugs including opioids were responsible for the most overdose deaths of any illicit drugs since 2001, according to a report the Drug Enforcement Administration released this month. How did it get to this point? The truth is, many Minnesotans who have an opioid addiction were once just a patient dealing with pain. In fact, each one of us is just a broken arm, a bad back or a slip on the ice away from being handed a prescription that, if abused, could become incredibly dangerous and possibly life-threatening. Take a look at these statistics:
Minnesota-based food business Schwan's Company will sell a majority stake to a South Korean firm, according to a news release Nov. 15. CJ CheilJedang of Seoul, South Korea will purchase 80 percent of Schwan's and its subsidiaries in the retail and grocery food sector and food services. The Schwan family will retain full ownership of Schwan's Home Service Inc., its legacy home-delivery business launched in 1952.
Ski season at Afton Alps has arrived as five lifts will be up and running on Friday, Nov. 16. The ski area will be open 3:30-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Afton will continue to blow more snow, and plans to have more lifts open as soon as possible. Afton Alps is located at 6600 Peller Ave. S., Hastings.
As temperatures fall in Minnesota, the number of people who become seriously ill from carbon monoxide poisoning goes up, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health. Illness and deaths from CO poisoning can be prevented when people take certain steps to prepare for heating season, say state health and public safety officials.