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You'd be better off in Wisconsin, says a western Wisconsin legislator in an open letter addressed yesterday to Minnesota businesses. Rep. Erik Severson (R-Osceola), who represents part of St. Croix County, says Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal shows Minnesota's businesses are more welcome in Wisconsin. "I believe it is important to outline the options for businesses in Minnesota by letting them know that here in Wisconsin we value job creators," said Severson. "Gov.
A funeral service for Joseph C. Janisch, rural Ellsworth, who died early Monday, Sept. 17th in a construction accident along I-94 near Menomonie, is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth. Janisch, a father of four, was a dairy farmer and avid hunter and fisherman. Janisch is being remembered by his family as a loving father who was always willing to help anyone.
MADISON - A confirmed case of equine encephalitis in a Polk County horse has state health authorities advising horse owners to get their animals vacinated and take steps to minimize their animals' exposure to mosquitoes. Blood samples from a quarter horse were submitted to Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on Aug. 30 and confirmed Friday. Dr. Robert Ehlenfeldt, the state veterinarian, issued a warning Aug.
Supporters of a proposed new bridge across the St. Croix River gathered to celebrate Saturday morning in Stillwater, Minn. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 339-80 on Thursday morning to exempt the proposed new St. Croix River Crossing project from the restrictions of the Federal Wild & Scenic Riverway Act. The U.S. Senate previously approved the same bill on a unanimous vote. The action paves the way for eventual construction of a new four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River at Stillwater, Minn. and Houlton.
Backers of a new bridge over the St. Croix River will get a chance to celebrate recent successes at an event planned for Saturday. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (d-Minn.) and U.s. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) are among the politicians who will converge on the Stillwater bridge from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, to mark the passage of a congressional bill that will allow for the eventual construction of a new four-lane span. On Thursday, the U.S.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 339-80 on Thursday morning to exempt the proposed new St. Croix River Crossing project from the restrictions of the Federal Wild & Scenic Riverway Act. The action paves the way for eventual construction of a new four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River at Stillwater, Minn. and Houlton, Wis. The new span will replace the 80-year-old Stillwater lift bridge, which has been deemed obsolete and functionally inadequate for years. The one remaining step in the federal process is a signature from President Barack Obama. According to U.S. Rep.
The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today (Thursday) overwhelmingly approved a bill, sponsored by Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's, that would allow the new St. Croix River Crossing at Stillwater to be constructed. The day's approval, with just two of the 22 committee members voting against it, means the measure will now head to the U.S. Senate floor for consideration. An identical bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, sponsored by Minnesota U.S. Rep.
Local supporters of a new St. Croix River crossing near Stillwater traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with congressional members and lobby for speedy passage of a bill that would clear the way for the span to be constructed. Among the 18 area residents who were part of the trip, coordinated by the Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing, were New Richmond Mayor Fred Horne, New Richmond City Council members Jane Hansen and Kirk Van Blaircom, New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Director Russ Korpela, and John and Tini Soderberg from New Richmond. Also attending were St.
A small group of local residents showed up to cheer a group of politicians who toured the Stillwater, Minn. lift bridge Friday afternoon, March 18. "Build the bridge," they chanted over and over. Democratic Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Sixth District) headed straight for the group when the tour was done, shaking hands and thanking them for their encouragement. Dayton and Bachmann joined Minnesota and Wisconsin state legislators, Stillwater officials and other elected officials from both sides of the St. Croix River for the gathering.
MADISON -- As cars passed the Capitol building in Madison Saturday, they honked their horns in rhythm. "This is what democracy looks like," chanted the protestors on the streets in response to the cars. Masses of protestors thronged the Capitol and the surrounding area to show their disapproval for Gov. Scott Walker's bill that limits collective bargaining power. Walker signed the bill into law Friday after the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly approved it. Once again, teachers and workers from all over the state drove to take part in the action at the capitol.