DNR: No-Wake Restriction In Effect On St. Croix RiverThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday a no-wake boating restriction is in effect on the river between Taylors Falls and Prescott due to high water levels from recent rainfall in the area.
Water Level, Debris Make Minnehaha Creek Unsafe For PaddlersYou may have to change your Memorial Day weekend plans if they include canoeing or kayaking down Minnehaha Creek. The recent rain caused high levels on Lake Minnetonka. As a result, water is being released into the creek to lower it. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District warns the release is causing unsafe conditions.
No-Wake Boating Imposed On St. Croix RiverAuthorities have imposed no-wake restrictions on boaters venturing out onto the St. Croix River. Because of high water levels, boaters on the St. Croix between Taylors Falls, Minn., and Prescott, Wis., must go slow to reduce shoreline erosion.
Victims Identified From Western Wis. Fatal CrashA third child has died from injuries suffered in a collision between a truck and an SUV near Prescott in western Wisconsin. The Pierce County medical examiner says 5-year-old Laynie Jo Amos, of Amery, died around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Third Child Dies After Western Wis. CrashA third child has died after a terrible accident in western Wisconsin. According to Kari Milberg's CaringBridge site, the young girl - Milberg's niece - died on Saturday. The deadly crash happened Thursday near Prescott, Wis. in Oak Grove Township. Milberg, 32, was driving when the vehicle somehow spun into the path of an oncoming truck. Her 11-year-old daughter and 5-year-old niece were also killed in the accident.
2 Children Killed, 3 Hurt In Western Wis. CrashTwo children have died and three other people have been injured in a collision between a truck and an SUV in Pierce County. Sheriff's officials say a 12-year-old girl in the vehicle died at the scene of the crash Thursday afternoon in Prescott.
Cigarette Tax Hike Pushing Smokers To Quit…Or To Wis. StoresIt’s been a month since the state's cigarette sales tax increased by more than a dollar and-a-half a pack. That's brought the total tax on cigarettes to more than $2.80 per pack.
Charges: St. Paul Man Punched Girlfriend To Cause MiscarriageAn 18-year-old St. Paul man is facing charges of attempted murder and battery as he’s accused of punching his pregnant girlfriend at a Wisconsin hotel with the intent of causing a miscarriage. Jessy Jordan Holtzkamp was charged with one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child, aggravated battery of an unborn child and misdemeanor battery in connection with the July 10 incident.
Police: Man Punches Girlfriend In Attempt To Kill Unborn ChildAn 18-year-old man is in a western Wisconsin jail and is accused of punching his pregnant girlfriend with the intent to kill their unborn child, according to police. The suspect has been booked into the Pierce County Jail.
Threatening Text Prompts Activities Cancellation At Wis. School Authorities in Prescott, Wis., said they took precautionary measures canceling school activities Thursday after a student received a threatening text message late in the day.
2 Wis. Communities Battle Over BratwurstTwo western Wisconsin communities are smacking down the sausage over who gets bragging rights to the biggest bratwurst.
Wis. Grocer Celebrates 100 Years With Record-Breaking BratThere are a lot of ways to celebrate anniversaries. However, for one family in Prescott, Wis. who owns a grocery store, they marked the occasion in a very unique way.