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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Heather Kirkpatrick in St. Croix County reminds foreign investors with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their land holdings and transactions to USDA.

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Since the first robotic-assisted surgery at Western Wisconsin Health performed June 11, 2019, the team of surgeons, surgery staff and anesthetists have hit numerous milestones. Experienced General Surgeons, Dr. Peter Dahlberg from Western Wisconsin Health and Dr. Ranjit Singh from Hudson Phy…

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville celebrated its 203rd commencement ceremonies December 14, 2019 in Williams Fieldhouse, and the ceremonies featured local students.

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When Jan and Sharon Gunderson came to the Manufacturing Show at Chippewa Valley Technical College last year, they headed right to the lab in what is today the Machine Tooling Technics program, where Jan got a look at the modern computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines. Jan found that muc…

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Sue Walders was on a mission. Sitting in the waiting room of the Chippewa Valley Technical College Dental Clinic with a number of dental problems of her own, she didn’t want to her great-grandson, Oliver Hubener, to be in pain later in his life. Walders, of Chippewa Falls, thought it best to…

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Colton Langer of Baldwin, WI, earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Fall 2019 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

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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…

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A lovely winter evening found over 70 people enjoying B-W’s Giezendanner School Forest Friday, Feb. 7. Participants strapped on snowshoes and followed a half mile lighted loop through the pine plantation. Adventurous souls used headlamps and explored other trails throughout the woods. For so…

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The Stash officially became a member of the Baldwin-Woodville Chamber of Commerce February 7 with a ribbon cutting. Chamber members were given tours of the business as owner Kimmer Prosser and staff members explained the latest news and events that were ongoing. Prosser also told those in at…

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Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) will host two public listening session in St. Croix County. One session in Somerset will be focused on K-12 education issues, while the second session in Baldwin will be open to all topics of state concern. Senator Schachtner will share updates on her wo…

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Rep. Rob Stafsholt listened to the local municipalities in northwestern Wisconsin about the need for a fix regarding the trucking permits required for these municipalities’ water treatment plants to haul to and from West Central Wisconsin Biosolids. Rob authored the fix as Assembly Bill 818.…

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Through a personal connection, Western Wisconsin Health Foundation received over 1,000 quilt squares last fall 2019. With the knitted baby hats and sacs program WWH has, they were able to reach out to all of their knitters and crocheters to see if anyone would be available to do good with al…

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Visitors to the Baldwin Library Jan. 25 heard a presentation on The Battle of the Bulge as it was the 75th anniversary of the event. The guest speaker was Don Nelson, a retired teacher and active World War II collector. Germany’s offensive in the Ardennes Forest was a last-ditch attempt to t…

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has made public the names of undergraduate students receiving semester honors for the fall 2019 semester. Students who earn a 4.0 grade point average, which represents all "A" grades, receive highest honors. High honors go to students earning 3.99 to 3.7…

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The following local residents were among 369 students receiving degrees from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls following commencement in December. Bachelor's degrees were awarded to 330 undergraduates, while 39 students received master's degrees.

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The Viking Middle School Spelling Bee was Wednesday, Jan. 29. Twelve students competed to represent Viking at the CESA #11 Regional Bee. Eighth grader, Trinity Baumann (left), was victorious after spelling the word brambles. Our alternate for the regional bee is eighth grader Janessa Karau (…

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While most people will say their biggest fear is public speaking, this group of Viking Middle School forensic students thrive on it, seeing public performance as an opportunity to grow and develop. Forensics is the art of competitive speaking and acting, and VMS has a long withstanding, succ…

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MENOMONIE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress will host a public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. to discuss the recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer in central Dunn County.

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“I still have hope. I just wish the driver would come forward. Maybe his life would change too. It is hard to forget when you can’t find who to forgive,” said Georgia Cobenais in a video released Jan. 31 by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.

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LOGANVILLE, Wis. — On what would have been Leon Statz’s 59th birthday, two dozen plaid-shirted farmers sat in the basement of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church to talk about how they were coping with the forces conspiring against them — the forces that had pushed their neighbor, a third-generation…

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The University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts announced its Dean’s List for Fall 2019. To appear on the Dean’s List, one must:

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St. Cloud State University has announced the names of more than 1,200 students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2019 fall semester dean's list. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

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