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2021-10-11 Hammond, WI Local News


UW System interim president visits UW-Stout Monday

MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) - UW System interim president Tommy Thompson visited the UW-Stout campus Monday afternoon to celebrate the school’s progress in reaching its goal of a 70% vaccinate rate among students against COVID-19. The event also marked the kick-off of Homecoming week at UW-Stout. The Blue Devils’ football program plays Saturday, Oct. 16 against UW-Stevens Point. Thompson, who has visited other UW System campuses as they’ve reached the 70% benchmark, said the schools reaching their goal as part of the UW System’s “70 for 70″ campaign are allowing their students an opportunity to take responsibility for their health.
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Hudson Star-Observer

Shirley LaVerne Peterson

Shirley LaVerne Peterson, age 94, passed away at Comforts of Home in River Falls, Wisconsin on October 10, 2021. She was born July 24, 1927, in Rush City, Minnesota, the tenth of 12 children, to Charles and Edith (Wahlberg) Keiser. She graduated from Rush City High School in 1946, and then attended Swedish Covenant Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois, and became a registered nurse. After graduation from nursing school, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and worked at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital. She married Vernon Peterson on October 27, 1951, in Rush City, Minnesota. They lived on a farm in rural Ellsworth, Wisconsin, where they raised three children, Patsy, Kevin, and Keith. In 1983 they sold the farm and moved to River Falls, Wisconsin. In 1962 Shirley went back to work as a registered nurse at St. John’s Hospital in Red Wing, Minnesota. In 1967 she was hired as a public health nurse for Pierce County, Wisconsin, where she worked until her retirement in January of 1990. She enjoyed working in public health; going to patients’ homes to help them, and being a school nurse to some small school districts in the area. She made many lasting friendships in her position there.
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Man taken into custody after exchanging gunfire with Oakdale police

OAKDALE, Minn. — A man was taken into custody safely Monday after police say they exchanged gunfire with him from an apartment building in Oakdale. According to the Oakdale Police Department, officers responded to the building on the 900 block of Greenway Avenue North around 2:40 p.m. to reports of hearing gunshots.

Oakdale man in custody after firing at police from apartment near Tartan HS

OAKDALE, Minn. (FOX 9) - An Oakdale, Minnesota man is in custody after firing a gun toward officers during an incident Monday afternoon. The Oakdale Police Department says they responded to a report of shots fired on the 900 block of Greenway Avenue Monday around 2:40 p.m. Once on scene they located a "person in crisis" they believed to be responsible for the gunshots.
Pioneer Press

Woodbury lands Amazon distribution center

Amazon is coming to Woodbury – with a trucking and warehousing building the size of 11 football fields. The project will be Amazon’s third large-scale facility in the metro area – after the five-year-old 855,000-square-foot facility in Shakopee, and a 750,000-square-foot facility opening this fall in Lakeville. According to developer...
River Falls Journal

Tonight's Somerset School Board meeting agenda

The Somerset school board will have a work session tonight, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Learning Center Conference Room. Here are three things that will be covered at the meeting:. 1. High School counselor Sarah Colling will discuss the Early College Credit program and Start College Now program....
Hastings Star Gazette

Woodbury High School Royal Theater presents Chicago musical

The Woodbury High School will perform “Chicago” for their fall musical on Nov. 5 through 7 and 11 through 13. “In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie.
Argus Press

Minnesota halts deer importation, movement within state

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota imposed an emergency order Monday blocking the importation and movement of deer into and within the state to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease from deer farms and protect the state's wild deer herd. “This disease poses a clear, immediate and serious threat...

‘She would be happy for me': Teammates continue swimming for Kriese

Newly planted outside the doors leading to Red Wing’s pool at Twin Bluff Middle School is a maple tree. Inside the pool, are pictures of past events. There’s a space reserved for a picture board as well. The Red Wing girls’ swim and dive team have kept many items through...

Winhawk swimmers top Red Wing in nail-biter

The Winona Winhawk ladies swim and dive program had a great week as it won three dual meets, two on Tuesday versus Black River Falls, Wis., (126 to 37) and the co-op team of Onalaska, Holmen, Aquinas, Galesville, Ettrick, and Trempealeau (88 to 86), and one Thursday versus Red Wing, Minn. (95 to 91). These were some close meets as the girls have been training very hard in preparations for the end of the season, which is just around the corner.

LETTER: Vote yes to both levy questions

In 2013, the last time communities in the Stillwater school district voted on a levy, an overwhelming 63% of voters approved critical funding for our public school students. That levy is now expiring, leaving over 8,000 students vulnerable to significant budget cuts that would strip away the core of our educational excellence and severely damage the stability of our district.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

New Minnesota GOP candidate for Secretary of State announces campaign

A 2020 Minnesota House candidate is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Secretary of State Steve Simon in next year's election. South St. Paul resident Kelly Jahner-Byrne announced her run for office on Monday, joining a sparse field of candidates seeking the Minnesota Republican Party's nomination. Phillip Parrish, who first...

LETTER: Support ISD 834 Students: Vote yes to both levy questions

November’s election is critical for Stillwater Area Public Schools. The district’s 2013 operating levy is expiring. Question 1 on the ballot is the community’s only chance to replace the existing levy and secure continued, crucial, local funding for district students. Without an operating levy, the district will immediately lose $12...