Sunday, May 19, 2013
Here’s a weekly listing of crime incidents and police and fire related calls in Washington and St. Croix Counties, including a Woodbury incident that involved a strange brew.
The following is a collection of articles that appeared on Stillwater Patch, Woodbury Patch, Hudson Patch and Oakdale Patch May 13-18. Click on the headline to read the full article. Eric Richard Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charges Stemming from Downtown Bar Fight Eric Richard pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault charges Friday morning in relation to the death of Adam McCloud after an altercation last year at a bar in downtown Stillwater. Photos: Barn Fire in Grant Firefighters were called to a barn fire Thursday evening in the 9700 block of 60th Street North in Grant. Update: Body Found in River Identified as Missing Baldwin Man The body of a man found Tuesday in the St. Croix River has been identified as Donald D. Marklowitz Jr…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The St. Croix County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony is set for Tuesday at Hudson High School. The event will honor officers killed in the line of duty and recognize the contributions of local officers.
The St. Croix County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will take place 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hudson High School auditorium, according to a posts on the North Hudson WI Police Department page and the Hudson WI Police Department page on Facebook. In his invitation to the community, New Richmond Police Chief Mark W. Samelstad wrote the following: Every year many officers make the ultimate sacrifice while doing their jobs. In 2012, 120 officers were killed in the line of duty. This ceremony will pay tribute to these officers, as well as recognize the contributions of all the officers who work in St. Croix County.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Whether you are looking to give books, school supplies or cash, a Hudson business is ready to facilitate your donation to help the St. Croix Central Elementary community get back on its feet following Tuesday's fire.
St. Croix Central Elementary School in nearby Roberts will be shut down for the rest of the year due to the fire that broke out Tuesday. Authorities have an arson suspect in custody, and classes will continue next week at Rolling Ridges Girl Scout Camp. In the meantime, area communities are coming together to help the school's students and teachers get back to learning. Here are some of the efforts taking place in the Hudson community: Do you know of any other efforts in Hudson to help St. Croix Central Elementary community get back on their feet? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Hudson Schools are closed on Thursday because of inclement weather.
The Hudson School District added the following post later this morning: The decisions made to close, delay, or release students early from school are not made lightly. We are very conscious of the impact closings have on schools, students, and families. There can be a wide variance of snow and road conditions across a district as large as Hudson. While road conditions in one area may be safe, other areas may be hazardous as was the case today. (click here to read more about school closing decisions) There is still no indication from the district on when or how this snow day will be made up. --- UPDATED FROM: The Hudson School District placed the following message on its website on Thursday morning: Hudson Schools are CLOSED today (Thursday…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The warning is in effect from 3 p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Thursday. Look out for heavy snow falling as fast as 1–2 inches per hour.
Happy May Day. Now that we've taken care of that, there's a new Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service for Hudson promising "heavy snow"—like as many as 9 inches. We're likely to set a record for the most snow we've ever had in the month of May, according to WCCO-AM. Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning that the National Weather Service announced at 3:54 a.m. Wednesday: RARE MAY SNOW STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION THROUGH THURSDAY A cold front will stall over southern Wisconsin into central Iowa through tonight. Several areas of low pressure will shift northeast along this front, working within a strong surge of incoming colder air to produce periods of moderate to heavy accumulating snow over the region, mainly this …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A 16-year-old boy from Houton, Wis., died in a crash on I-94 near Stagecoach Trail Thursday evening in Lakeland, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A 16-year-old boy from Houlton, Wis., died in a crash on I-94 near Stagecoach Trail Thursday evening in Lakeland. Jonathon H. Pohlen was traveling westbound on I-94 when he lost control of his vehicle due to snow on the roads, crossed over the median and collided with a semi-truck travelling eastbound on I-94, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Roger D. Wilkins, 51, of Eau Claire received minor injuries as a result of the crash. Editor's Note: A previous version of this post stated the deceased was a female due to inaccurate information from the Minnesota State Patrol. From Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske on Twitter: "CORRECTION- driver killed on 94 is male, not female. Info posted on media site as it avail" __________________…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The cause of the outage was a tree limb on a power line between North Hudson and Houlton, according to a spokesperson for Xcel Energy.
All customers affected by the outage in St. Croix County have been restored to service, according to a spokesperson for Xcel Energy. The cause of the outage was a tree limb on a power line between North Hudson and Houlton, Brian Elwood said. UPDATED FROM: 9 p.m. Nearly half of the customers affected by tonight's outage in St. Croix County have been restored to service, according to a spokesperson for Xcel Energy. Crews are continuing to work to restore service to the remaining customers, Brian Elwood said. To report an outage, call 1-800-895-1999. UPDATED FROM: 8:21 p.m. According to Xcel Energy's Outage Map, more than 900 Xcel Energy customers in North Hudson are without power. According to the information provided by Xcel, the power went…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Due to a chance for tornadoes in Southeastern Wisconsin on Thursday, the statewide Tornado Drill has been postponed until Friday, April 19.
Due to a chance for tornadoes in Southeastern Wisconsin on Thursday, the statewide Tornado Drill has been postponed until Friday, April 19, according to the St. Croix County Emergency Support Services Facebook page. UPDATED FROM: You'll likely hear sirens going off Thursday afternoon, but don't worry—it's only a drill. A statewide tornado drill will take place on Thursday, April 18, with a mock tornado watch at 1 p.m. and a mock tornado warning at 1:45 p.m., according to a news release issued by Wisconsin Emergency Management. From the release: On Thursday, April 18, 2013, a statewide tornado drill is planned. At 1:00pm, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide mock tornado watch and at 1:45pm a statewide mock tornado warning. …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Work will begin April 22 and last about two weeks. The ramps and roundabouts will remain open while the project is underway.
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Wednesday, April 10
The Hudson Star-Observer reported Tuesday that the roundabouts on Hanley Road at Highway 35 will undergo modifications because of increased truck traffic. According to the article, work will begin April 22 and last about two weeks. The ramps and roundabouts will remain open while the project is underway. READ THE STAR-OBSERVER ARTICLE
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Snow could start falling in earnest Wednesday night.
The Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service on Monday declared a winter weather advisory for much of west central and central Minnesota, including St. Croix County. Some parts of the region could see as much as six inches of snow fall between Tuesday morning and Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. In St. Croix County, the forecast calls for rain until Tuesday night, when sleet will start accumulating. Snow will begin Wednesday, and three to seven inches could fall Wednesday night. More snow is expected Thursday. The full winter weather advisory is as follows: ... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM WEDNESDAY TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED…