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August 19th . . . the day construction of the boardwalk across the wetland at Baldwin-Woodville’s Giezendanner School Forest began. August 30th . . . the day it was completed and ready for use. The boardwalk spans 320 feet of swamp and features a bump out area for classes to gather. It is so…

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Due to Covid-19, all St. Croix County Fair Ground activities including the major fund-raiser, the 11th Annual May Fair Event & Sale were cancelled for 2020. Thanks to the generosity of Jody Close, President, Smith Auction Company, this year’s May Fair Event & Sale has morphed to char…

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Note: To continue honoring the Greatest Generation, the Bulletin is featuring Baldwin area residents who gave their lives in the Second World War.

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The beginning of the school year is starting off with a successful bang at Baldwin-Woodville High School (BWHS). Principal Dave Brandvold was recently informed that two members of the BWHS family have received awards; Class of 2021 member, Lauren Thompson and faculty member Adam Bassak.

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The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley is launching a second wave of grantmaking on August 19. The fund will grant an additional $600,000 (approximate) to nonprofits focused on housing, utilities, and transportation and serving Chisago and Washington counties (Minnesota) and Bur…

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“It was too much death to contemplate, too much savagery and suffering; and in August 1945 no one was counting. For those who had seen the face of battle and been in the camps and under the bombs—and had lived—there was a sense of immense relief.”

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It can be said new people, new friends and a new environment make for a freshly paved path through the journey of life. Being the Editor of the Baldwin Bulletin has been a new journey for me and I feel thankful the path has led me to a new friend, Lucille Lund of Woodville.

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WESTERN, WI— WESTconsin Credit Union held their annual Back to School Drive from Monday, July 27 through Sunday, August 9. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the unique needs of area students and schools this year, WESTconsin changed the format of their annual drive slightly. Rather than col…

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The Baldwin Public Library, the Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club and Culvers paired up to distribute native pollinator friendly plants, native trees and ice cream to local residents on Thursday, August 20th. The continuing decrease in bee and bird numbers and an interest in increasing hab…

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(August 24, 2020) - Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College would like to congratulate the Class of 2020 spring and summer graduates. This was a unique year for everyone. WITC’s students and staff demonstrated patience, adaptability and resourcefulness to overcome hurdles no one could have pr…

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September in Baldwin promises two things: colorful leaves and the smell of chili in the air. Even COVID-19 cannot stop the fall favorite, Chili Fest from taking place in a little over three weeks. The Chili Fest committee couldn’t be more excited to have a safe plan for our volunteers and co…

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In a letter sent to Polk County District Attorney Jeff Kemp and St. Croix Falls Police Chief Erin Murphy dated Aug. 27, James Rennicke, Burnett County District Attorney, said he believes officers acted appropriately during the Aug. 8 shooting of Terry Trevelen.

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Our own Jordyn Iverson, daughter of Aimee and Jason Iverson of Woodville, Wisconsin, has been fortunate to be selected to open an art exhibit featuring her dot painting. Jordyn, a 21-year-old, has been doing art since she could hold a pencil, brush, or marker. She began drawing cartoons and …

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Buckthorn, an invasive species imported from Europe, is abundant throughout the state and Giezendanner School Forest has its share of it. Graduate student, TJ Boettcher is basing his master’s thesis on buckthorn in Wisconsin and is exploring the feasibility of harvesting it and using it as b…

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The parks of Baldwin will soon see new bathrooms. It seemed like an easy decision to have the pre-assembled bathrooms put in Mill Pond, Creamery and Heritage Parks, the hard part was deciding which park would get a “one-holer” and which park would receive a “two-holer.”

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a new annual survey of farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners. The survey will help USDA understand what it is doing well and where improvements are needed, specifically at the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conse…

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking the public to participate in Operation Deer Watch, an annual citizen-science survey that collects information on Wisconsin's white-tailed deer and gives residents an engaging opportunity to assist with deer herd management efforts.

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The League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley (LWV-GCV) will present a voter forum for the general public, "Casting Your Vote in Wisconsin----Get Ready!" via zoom on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 7 p.m. The forum will address voting issues including: "nuts and bolts" facts about ab…

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An issue concerning Blackduck Avenue walking path users spilling into the yard of a local resident was first discussed during July’s meeting of Baldwin’s Village Board and revisited during August’s meeting.

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In January 2020, the Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club received a $1,000 National Garden Club Plant America Community Project Grant. Knowing how important trees are to the environment and for habitat, the proposal was to plant trees at Viking Middle School. Sixth grade students in media sp…

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Residents of Wisconsin proudly go by the name Cheese Heads, which is fitting as the state leads the nation in cheese-making, producing some 2.5 billion pounds of cheddars, muensters, colbys and more a year.

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During this unusual year, some things are constant. The beauty of the world around us is being enjoyed more than ever. The Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club’s annual nature photography show allows you to share images of the beauty surrounding us. At this time, we are planning for a display…

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You may have recently noticed a couple of businesses asking for customers to use exact change or electronic payment because of a coin shortage. This is a little misleading as there is not a shortage of coins but a lack of circulation with those coins.

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Henry Ward Beecher once said, “A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessities of life.” The staff at Baldwin’s Public Library is doing everything in their power to keep the beloved local library available in a variety of ways for those who love to read.

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August 1, a statewide mask-mandate issued by Gov. Tony Evers went into effect. The newest order from Evers attracted both praise and opposition from residents, law enforcement and state leaders and is set to run through September 28.

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Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday the Wisconsin National Guard will assist local election officials as poll workers for the August 11, 2020, primary elections across Wisconsin. The announcement comes as last week the governor issued Executive Order #82 authorizing the Wisconsin National Gu…

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