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If you have ever walked the trails at Giezendanner School Forest, especially in the spring, you are likely to come away with muddy feet. In fact, in the spring, there are sections of the Plantation Trail that teachers and students are unable to use. Riley Gough realized the need for a board …

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As summer winds down, parents and students are beginning to think about the start of the school year. While students may be dreading the impending homework they will receive, parents are focused on back to school shopping, and teachers are preparing their classrooms. Culver’s is helping to a…

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The second annual Nilssen’s Charity Golf Tournament was held on July 31 with plenty of willing participants and beautiful weather to accompany them. A total of $6,000 dollars was raised for scholarships this year making this event a success in the surrounding communities.

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Starting a brand-new year in a brand-new grade can be daunting for any student, especially for kindergartners coming into a school for the first time. While many are capable of adapting on their own, Greenfield Elementary uses a “Kindergarten Jump-Start” that allows these new blackhawks to s…

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The Baldwin Police Department wants to say THANK YOU to everyone who came out and visited all their emergency services personnel at National Night Out. This year was a fantastic year and it was a pleasure to see everyone who came out. Every year seems to be larger than the last which is grea…

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After a late start in April, the Baldwin Area Medical Center has slowly but surely been deconstructed over the summer. For a while, not much progress could be seen from passersby driving on Highway 63. However, since the salvage process was completed the building appears to be making progres…

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The Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club’s annual nature photography and flower show is held during Baldwin’s upcoming Chili Fest. The public is encouraged to submit entries for both of them. The events will be held at DJ’s Fiesta Event Center located on Baldwin’s Main Street on Friday, Sept.…

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Back in April, Thrivent Financial donated $4,000 to Western Wisconsin Health’s We Care Program. The We Care Program provides a recyclable grocery bag full of food along with community resources for those identified with a need in the hospital or clinic. Jesse Kvitek and Thomas Olek are the t…

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Hudson, WI – July 30, 2019 – Seven hospitals in the St. Croix Valley are the recipients of a grant that helps provide safe transport for patients with an immediate need for mental health care. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that one in five adults experiences mental h…

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On July 24th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary June 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 33 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 3.2%. For comparison, St. Croix’…

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The BW Marching Blackhawks began their 2019 season with their annual Band Camp this past week. The group rehearsed and stayed at Viking Middle School in Woodville for the week. Students participated in sectional and full music rehearsals, drill sessions, team building exercises, and activiti…

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Beginning in 1984, the National Night Out has become an annual event that reinforces positive relationships between law enforcement and the community members they serve. Across the country on the first Tuesday in August, residents attend block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and more a…

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The 2019 St. Croix County Farm City Day is planned for Saturday, August 10th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Minglewood Dairy. The farm is located at 60 105th Street, Deer Park, WI. Minglewood is owned and operated by Kevin and Roxann Solum, along with their son Ryan and their daughter and son-i…

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For its fourth year, the Village Church is partnering with First Reformed Church for its annual Faith Works event that reaches out to aid community members through acts of service. This year’s event takes place from August 1-4 followed by a community dinner on at Millpond Park to which all a…

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“People predicted the death of libraries once there were computers, but we just feel like we’re busier and busier all the time,” says Baldwin Public Library Director Rebecca Dixen. In an increasingly digital world, resources like libraries and print media are often thought of as “dying anima…

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A traffic crash at the intersection of STH 64 and CTH T, just outside of New Richmond, has claimed the lives of Cody Lynn Cook-Terhume, 34, Somerset,

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When you’re driving through the neighborhoods of Woodville, you may notice the replica of a beautiful cow standing proudly outside one resident’s home. The owner of that replica, and breeder of Pixie, the cow that inspired the replica, is Randy Peterson who has dedicated his life to breeding…

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The day I write this, July 17 in 2014, a tragic death was caught on film that shook the nation. Then 44-year-old Eric Garner, an African American man in New York City, was confronted by New York City Police Officers after he was alleged to have been selling untaxed cigarettes outside of a St…

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A man with a lengthy criminal background has been charged with 10 crimes in connection with a July 6 incident resulting in the death of Dustin Kalland, 39, of Stillwater.

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At roughly 4:12 p.m. on July 6, St. Croix County Sheriff’s officers responded to an incident in Star Prairie Township in which a Jeep Liberty was allegedly taken without permission and that a “no-contact” order was in violation. Officers found the reported vehicle on STH 64 north of New Rich…

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The Village of Woodville has unveiled a new greeter to the community. Holding his, “Velkommen Til Woodville” sign, the new troll on main street is a welcome addition after it was revealed that it would be put on display during this year’s Syttende Mai Parade. After the original troll had wit…

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In April, Thrivent Financial donated $4,000 to Western Wisconsin Health’s We Care Program. The We Care Program provides a recyclable grocery bag full of food along with community resources for those identified with a need in the hospital or clinic. Jesse Kvitek and Thomas Olek are the two St…

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Baldwin, WI (June 2019) – Adoray Home Health and Hospice and Adoray’s Treasures from the Heart celebrated the success of this fundraising campaign, with a special donor breakfast at the Treasures I store on Friday, June 7 from 9:00 – 11:00 am. This event was open to anyone that donated to th…

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The Baldwin community kicked off the annual June Bug Days at Western Wisconsin Health during their annual open house. Those attending had the opportunity to win prizes, visit with providers, receive free memory screenings and try out the latest addition to WWH: the da Vinci surgical robot.

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“It’s definitely not a call you get every day,” said Baldwin police officer Zach Paul recounting his duckling rescue in the beginning of June, “it was on 12th Avenue near the railroad tracks. A couple across the street called in saying that they could hear some quacking coming from the storm…

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Larry Knegendorf of Woodville, Wisconsin completed the final year of service on the St. Croix EDC board of directors in May 2019. He was first elected to the board at the EDC's Annual Meeting in May 2013. Knegendorf enjoyed a long career at Baldwin LightStream, formerly Baldwin Telecom, a ru…

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(Baldwin, Wisconsin) June 1, 2019: Sally Torgerson will retire on June 21st after 31 years of dedicated service to the St. Croix County Farm Service Agency Office in Baldwin, Wisconsin. The Farm Service Agency is a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provides financial assistance …

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A Baldwin couple was arrested June 2 for multiple drug related charges while in Hudson. Matthew Strahm 24, and Breanna Danielson 22, received charges for possession of marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, psilocybin, opiates and other narcotics.

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Baldwin,WI--The Hero Squad (1st/2nd & 3rd/4th Multi-Age classrooms) proved their hero status by planting two Fall Fiesta Sugar Maples at Greenfield last week. As the students can tell you, trees help the environment by cleaning the air, producing oxygen, and providing shade for the build…

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On May 16, Greenfield Elementary invited friends and family to attend their 11th Annual Art Show. Students from all classes had the opportunity to display their hard work and talent in the form of name pattern designs, clay sculptures, water color paintings and much more.

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The man convicted of kidnapping Jayme Closs has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without chance for release for the murder of James and Denise Closs on May 24. Patterson also received a 40-year sentence for Jayme’s kidnapping in October 2018.

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The weather on May 11 turned out better than expected for the reSTYLE & Co. “We are the Midwest” market. Thousands of locals flocked to the Baldwin business to enjoy good food, live music, handcrafted art and projects along with so much more.

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Greenfield enjoyed its annual Science Fair on May 14, with students proudly displaying well-constructed experiments for their peers, staff and family members to see. The fair has been a part of Greenfield Elementary since May of 2003 and has now been organized by Science Teacher James Philli…

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The Queen’s Coronation event was held on Saturday, May 18 during the annual Syttende Mai Celebration. Pictured left to right at coronation are: Queen Lauren Thompson, 1st Princess Victoria Butler, 2nd Princess Olivia Dumond, 3rd Princess Ivy Fuchsteiner

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On their most efficient day to date, Greenfield Elementary participated in Culver’s Day on April 25 helping serve customers that came through the door of the Baldwin Culver’s. While other events have left customers waiting a little bit longer for their orders, this year was an exception. “I …

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The Baldwin-Woodville School District participated in the annual Friendship Games event on May 10 at the B-W Track for their third consecutive year. This event is a fun-filled track and field day for those students that have intellectual and developmental conditions with 150 area wide studen…

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The time has come again for Norse festivities at Woodville’s Syttende Mai Celebration. This event commemorates the independence of Norway from Sweden when they signed of their Constitution in 1814 on May 17. The Woodville event is a celebration of the Norwegian heritage of the village that d…

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The Shriners of the St. Croix Valley Shrine Club were special guests at the regular meeting of Fletcher Pechacek American Legion Post on Wednesday May 8th at the Legion club in River Falls.

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The Baldwin-Woodville High School Forensics team competed at UW Madison for the Wisconsin State Speech Festival on Friday, April 12 earning 16 gold medals, five silver medals, and one bronze medal. Because of their success, the B-W Forensics team received the coveted Excellence in Speech Awa…

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The Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos Community Fundraiser was held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Baldwin Legion. The Baldwin American Legion Post 240 and Strikers Lanes and Sports Bar joined efforts to host the event. Great things happen when people work together. Two organizations benefited f…

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Students, staff and grandparents alike all enjoyed Greenfield’s annual Grandparents Day on Friday, April 12. Kids in all classes had the opportunity to show their grandparents what they work on throughout the day, play games, and even interview them to see what life was like when they were t…

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