The 100-megawatt North Star Solar Farm in Chisago County, Minnesota, is the largest solar farm in the Midwest. The site has more than 44,000 solar panels spread across more than 1,000 acres.
Minnesota and Wisconsin are similar in size and geography. They have roughly the same population and climate. Yet over the past decade, Minnesota has become a leader in clean energy, while Wisconsin remains largely dependent on fossil fuels.
Do you know a hunter whose actions impressed you? Was the hunter kind, courteous, respectful, responsible, or perhaps a moral compass in action? If so, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for its annual Wisconsin Hunter Ethics Award.
Since 1900, a Christmas Bird Count sponsored by the Audubon Society counts the species of birds in a specific area and the number of birds in each species. Twenty members of the St. Croix Valley Bird Club met Friday, Dec. 27 to complete a bird survey in the Spring Valley area. The bird watch…
In 2020 the League of Women Voters will celebrate its 100th anniversary and the Upper St. Croix Valley League joins more than 700 other local and state chapters to celebrate this historic milestone.
The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office reported Sunday night of a Union Pacific train that had derailed near the 190th St. crossing east of the Village of Knapp in Stanton Township.
Rylee Jorges of Baldwin was one of more than 4,400 Baylor University students who were named to the Dean's Academic Honor Roll for the 2019 fall semester. Students honored on the Dean's List are Baylor undergraduates with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 1…
Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) announces that the following students have been named to the President’s List for the Fall 2019 semester. To be eligible, students must complete a minimum of six credits with a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
The following area students have been named to the Dean's List at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the fall semester of the 2019-20 academic year, ending December 2019.
What better reason to join our community of volunteers, athletes, coaches, parents, and a whole host of local businesses as they come together for the Eighth Annual Heartwarming Special Olympics Basketball Tournament on Jan. 26 at B-W High School and Greenfield Elementary School Gyms. The ev…
Western Wisconsin Health Foundation is honored to announce the Cheese Grater - Danbana Dash presented a check for $12,500 to be designated toward mental health needs in the region.
Future Farm Grown focuses on hydroponic gardening which requires no harmful pesticides or herbicides and can be done year-round. They are organically certified in microgreens resulting in the cleanest and most nutritious produce available. The microgreens such as radish, kale, sunflower, pea…
The Greenfield K-5 Elementary art teacher, Mrs. Erin Johansen, is proud to introduce a student Artist of the Month program to Greenfield Elementary School starting November 2019. This program will showcase the artistic talent of a K-2 student and a 3-5 student. Each student will have his/her…
Selected members of the Baldwin-Woodville High School Choir and Band performed at the St. Croix Valley Music Educators Association Honors Band and Choir concert January 4 at River Falls High School.
Snowmobilers enjoying Wisconsin's trails often hear conservation wardens stressing the importance of safety, staying sober and being smart, which also are among the top priorities promoted during International Snowmobile Safety Week, Jan. 18-26.
Monday night, the Baldwin-Woodville National Honor Society inducted 19 new members. Congratulations to the following: Elizabeth Fedie, Claire Finger, Morgan Hable, Megan Hietala, Kayla Hillstead, Madelyn Jacobs, Madison Lawrence, Jacob Lindquist, Alexandra Moore, Alyssa Moore, Alison Nutt, J…
A number of Viking Middle School students volunteered part of their lunch period at the Hawk Shop, VMS’s school store, and during the holidays they helped raise $150 money to support the Baldwin and Woodville food pantries. The student volunteers raised the money by organizing a holiday sale…
Nathan Vrchota of Baldwin has been selected to the University of Jamestown's Fall 2019 Dean's List for maintaining a Semester GPA of 3.50 or better.
Kindergarten took a field trip to the Giezendanner School Forest Friday, Jan. 3. The school forest is 96 acres that was graciously donated in 2010 by Mary J. Giezendanner. Deb Walters is our school forest coordinator and she works closely with the teachers, students, and school forest commit…
Baldwin-Woodville High School announced its December Students of the Month. The High School had a few more students to honor this month not only due to the caliber of students but these kids stood out in so many different areas in our career and technical areas. These students have all gone …
Thanks to Mary, Jody and Tom, for sharing their collections of flamingo items, Christmas mugs and Christmas dogs (there are more than you would think!) in our front display case. What do YOU have to share?
Western Wisconsin Health is excited to announce that the New Year’s baby has arrived! With a new year, came new baby Eloise Margaret Toulson. Eloise was born 1:23 p.m., Jan. 1, 2020 to Hillary and Sam Toulson from Baldwin. Ringing in 2020, Eloise joined very excited big brother Oscar (4) and…
Dr. Angela Gatzke-Plamann didn’t grasp the full extent of her community’s opioid crisis until one desperate patient called on a Friday afternoon in 2016.
Wisconsin school safety plans adequately cover most safety guidelines and procedures, according to an audit released last month that took a first look at a $100 million grant program.
More than 30 farmers, crop consultants, local officials and academics attended the first annual meeting of the Western Wisconsin Conservation Council Dec. 9 in Baldwin.
With the help of Chippewa Valley Technical College’s Adult Education Services, McKayla Hohmann essentially finished high school in five days. She managed to squeeze it in during a visit back to her home area in Wisconsin.
The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of St. Croix County with the assistance of the Immaculate Conception Youth Group in New Richmond, assembled 144 Emergency Meals Kits for the Home-Delivered Meal Participants. These kits contain nonperishable and mainly ready to eat items to e…
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension’s “Farm Pulse Continuum” is a new program that is intended for farmers interested in learning how to use farm financials to explore their farm business decisions. The program will be held on 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., January 14, at the St. …
For the month of January 2020, artZ Gallery presents: “Beginnings,” the annual theme show, featuring works of gallery member artists and guest artists from the past year, as they interpret the theme. Some of the artists will display earlier artworks as examples of their creative “Beginnings.…
Interested in learning to play pickleball? Or are you an experienced player looking to play? Thursdays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 27, Greenfield’s South gym will be set up to play pickleball at 7 p.m.
On Oct. 15, 2019, Baldwin LightStream announced plans to upgrade the copper and coax plant facilities in the Villages of Baldwin and Woodville in 2020. As plans progress, Baldwin LightStream encourages residents to attend one of the project meetings. Meetings have been scheduled for the foll…
Employers seeking an important pipeline for recruiting and retaining workers can learn more at a free breakfast presentation Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at WITC-New Richmond, 1019 South Knowles Avenue, New Richmond, Wisconsin. The event runs from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and includes a complimentary brea…
The St. Croix County Farm Service Agency, along with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, St. Croix County Extension is hosting two Agriculture Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage (ARC/PLC) informational meetings 1:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30, and 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at the USDA Servic…
- Border Battles: When it comes to clean energy, Minnesota outshines Wisconsin
- DNR seeking nominations for Hunter Ethics Award
- Christmas Bird Count 2019
- Hammond Library News
- League of Women Voters of Wisconsin celebrates its 100th anniversary
- No injuries reported as train derails near Knapp
- Nine St. Croix County Board of Supervisors choosing not to seek reelection
- Jorges makes Baylor's Dean's List