How two Baldwin Businesses weathered the COVID storm

Over 200,000 U.S. business establishments closed their doors permanently over the course of the last year as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Wall Street Journal article published in April. While those numbers may seem high, COVID fallout was actually much lower than some economists predicted,...
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Lake Elmo,

Lake Elmo Farmers Market will open

The seventh year of The Lake Elmo Farmers Market 2021 season begins Saturday, June 19. This year the market will be hosting a fundraiser for the Washington County K9 unit, according to a press release from the market. The county K9 unit has performed demonstrations at the market and is often the highlight of the season. Donations will be collected weekly throughout the market. The market has committed to matching up to $1,000 of all funds raised!,
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Hudson Star-Observer

PHOTOS: Average price of homes in River Falls, Milwaukee and Boulder, Colo.

From city to city, state to state, the housing market is wildly different. Here are three examples that show how varied the market can be. In June three "average" house were for sale in River Falls, Milwaukee and Boulder, Colo. While they are similar homes, the asking prices are dramatically different.
Red Wing,

27921 Greens Point Road Red Wing, MN 55066

2 Beds | 1 Baths | 1,056 Sq Ft | Single Family Residence | MLS # 6011896. 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin w/partial views of Lake Pepin. Home was raised out of the flood plain and has an extra raised building site for a new home and garage. Located in desirable Wacouta neighborhood featuring miles of walking/biking paths & access to hiking in State Park. Level .70 acre lot w/mature trees. Located on dead-end road. Peaceful setting!

‘Pounding’ no more: Humpal retires from Free Press

It’s the end of an era. Pam Humpal is retiring after 36 years as Advertising Manager at the Amery Free Press. Her last day is June 15. An open house to honor Humpal will be held Wednesday, June 16 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Free Press office, 215 Keller Ave. S. in Amery.

590 35th Street W Hastings, MN 55033

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,708 Sq Ft | Single Family Residence | MLS # 5769252. Extra Large one-level home on Corner Lot. 2 car garage with finished 24x10 Shop behind it. Fenced yard. 3 BR’s including a Huge Master Suite with walk-in closet and Private bath with jacuzzi, separate shower and double sinks. Brand new carpet throughout -2021. Large Vaulted Living Room, Dining, Kitchen and Dinette. Laundry Room/Mudroom off the garage. 2nd full bath by the other 2 BR’s. This is a manufactured home with no basement. Nice yard in quiet location near parks and walking paths.
Wisconsin StateRiver Falls Journal

Wisconsin's Dairy Innovation Hub funds three new faculty at UW-River Falls

Kate Creutzinger, Grace Lewis and Luis Peña-Lévano have been hired as faculty members by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, representing the first tenure-track faculty positions on campus funded by the Dairy Innovation Hub. These positions are 60% research and outreach and 40% teaching.

1579 Helmo Avenue N Oakdale, MN 55128

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,070 Sq Ft | Townhouse Side x Side | MLS # 6009515. Move-In Ready! Updates include carpet, appliances, light fixtures, paint, main level flooring and more! Everything is in great shape and ready for you to enjoy!. Main floor has large living room, dining...
Red Wing,

2750 Ridgeview Drive Red Wing, MN 55066

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,332 Sq Ft | Townhouse Side x Side | MLS # 6006453. This Move-In Ready 2 Bedroom Townhome is located a short drive from downtown Red Wing and is near the hospital, restaurants, shopping as well as many walking and biking paths. The main level has an open floor plan between the Dining Area, Kitchen and Living Room. There is a cement patio off of the Living Room. The center island and walk-in pantry are nice features as well. The Laundry Room and Utility Room are on this level as well as a 1/2 Bath and a large storage area under the staircase that leads to the upper level. The upper level has a Master Bedroom with a walk-in closet, a 2nd Bedroom, a loft and a full bath.
Washington County, MNPioneer Press

Washington County votes to increase sales tax

Washington County officials on Tuesday afternoon voted to approve a 0.25 percent increase in the county’s sales tax to fund road and bridge projects. Board members voted 5-0 to increase the local-option sales tax to 0.5 percent; the county’s current 0.25 percent tax, enacted in 2008, is used to fund transit development and operating costs, said Wayne Sandberg, county engineer and deputy director of the county’s public works department. It goes into effect on Oct. 1.
New Richmond, WIHudson Star-Observer

PHOTOS: Redecorated homes in Roberts and New Richmond for sale

It's usually easy to tell the era in which a house was built just by glancing at the front elevation. However for two houses on the market in western Wisconsin, recent updates and redecorating—both inside and out—have made the homes look like new builds. Historic New Richmond house. Bedrooms: five.

2450 Yellowstone Drive, #125 Hastings, MN 55033

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,369 Sq Ft | Townhouse Side x Side | MLS # 6009930. Bright well maintained end unit. The living room has a gas fireplace and a vaulted ceiling allowing for a spacious feel. Sliding door to patio off of dining room. Large master with walk-in closet. Second floor laundry. Separate shower and jetted tub. Home features Kinetico whole house water softener and water filtration system.

1588 97th Avenue Hammond, WI 54015

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,914 Sq Ft | Single Family Residence | MLS # 5715999. Home is where the heart is and your heart is sure to melt the moment you step into this well updated and maintained home that we know you have been so patiently waiting for. Main level updates include new floors, 6 panel solid core doors, paint and so much more. The lower level has been intelligently finished and includes a bedroom, beautiful bathroom and a family room with a fireplace! If that isn't enough, you are certainly will want to make this home after spending time on the deck overlooking a gorgeous 1.75 acre lot. Don't miss all of the room in the insulated 3 car garage with some extra space in the driveway. Oh, we couldn't resist mentioning that roof was just replaced in May of this year! Check out the 3D virtual tour, video tour and drone prepared to be impressed.