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2021-10-16 Hammond, WI Local News

Twin Cities Man Accused Of Operating Private Airport In Field Behind His Home

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An Afton man is facing several charges for having an airstrip on his property. Jeffrey Walker, 57, faces five misdemeanor counts in Washington County for violating the city’s restrictions for airstrips. The airstrip in question is 2,200-feet long and was built by Walker himself — a few hundred yards from his house. While he didn’t want to talk on camera, Walker, a licensed pilot, said flying is his hobby and he built the airstrip in 2003 for personal use. Investigators say Walker incorporated his airfield with the Minnesota Secretary of State under the names Walker Field LLC and Top Gun...
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Nobody Fights Alone: Cancer benefit held for Menomonie woman

MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) - A Menomonie woman is battling cancer for the second time and her community came together on Saturday to show their support. Jamie Klatt was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 and was declared cancer-free in 2019. The cancer, unfortunately, returned this year affecting her bones. Klatt’s...
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Ellsworth runs away from Central in second half

The Ellsworth football team showed why it had won its previous 14 games heading into Friday’s battle against St. Croix Central. The Panthers put the game away in the second half, scoring the game’s final 20 points, to earn its 15th straight win, 40-7. Ellsworth finished with 293 yards rushing...
Chippewa Herald

Prep Football Playoffs: Menomonie opens Division 2 playoffs at home as No. 2 seed

The Menomonie football team will open the Division 2 playoffs at home after earning a No. 2 seed, according to playoff pairings released by the WIAA early Saturday morning. The Mustangs (8-1) will host No. 7 Monona Grove (6-3) in the opening round of the Division 2 playoffs on Friday evening at Don and Nona Williams Stadium in Menomonie. Menomonie wrapped up a share of the Big Rivers Conference championship with a 42-14 victory over Superior on Friday evening. Parker Schultz ran for 122 yards and three scores as the Mustangs piled up 250 yards and four touchdowns as a team in the win.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

John 'Scott' Heilsberg

Hielsberg, John "Scott" 1956 -2021 September 23rd Scott passed away peacefully, at the age of 65. Scott grew up in Maplewood. He was always doing something new. He worked at Country Boy and MN State Fair selling Onion Rings, Volunteer firefighter in Maplewood. Then moved on to MPLS. He worked at the Pizza Shack for yrs., handyman at an elderly bldg. & delivered flower. Opened his own convenience store on Lake St. Moved on to MTC where he retired. Scott was the proud owner of Talon Investigations. His dream "come" true. Preceded in death by Henry & Marguerite. Survived by James, Kurt (Karen), Janice, Michael (Stacy & boys) Soman, nephews, SADIE his dog (his true love) & many friends Join us for a celebration of Scott's life. October 18th, 4-8 pm. North St. Paul VFW, 2438 7th Ave. E, North St. Paul MN.

St. Croix Central volleyball defeats B-W, Amery

It was a battle between two undefeated volleyball teams in the Middle Border Conference Oct. 5. Baldwin-Woodville jumped out and won the first set 25-14 against St. Croix Central. “We’ve been having slow starts to some of our matches,” said SCC coach Mindy Widiker. “Nerves may be a factor in...

What's up: Top news in Amery

(AMERY, WI) The news in Amery never sleeps, and we’ve got you covered with daily updates. Pulled from contributors around the region, here’s a glimpse of what’s going on nearby. For more stories from the Amery area, click here.

Trending local news in River Falls

(RIVER FALLS, WI) What’s going on in River Falls? Here’s a roundup of the top stories in the area today. Pulled from contributors around the region, here’s a glimpse of what’s going on nearby. For more stories from the River Falls area, click here.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

John G. Erickson

Erickson, John G. Age 62, of Rosemount (former longtime Woodbury resident) went home to the Lord on Friday, October 8, 2021. Preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mary Erickson; infant brother, Jimmy; father-in-law, Ed Okubo; beloved pets, Teddy the beagle and Tucker the lab. John will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 37 years, Glo; sons, Kyle (Annie), Dane (wife Kelsey), and Evan (Delaney); grandson, Coulter; siblings, Barbara (David), Eileen (Chuck), Mary (Paul); mother-in-law, Pearl Okubo; brother-in-law, Randy; sister-in-law, Cheryl (Rick). He will also be missed by cherished relatives, friends, colleagues and community members. John's faith was essential to him and influenced all that he did. He led a life of integrity as a devoted husband, father, papa and friend. John was a mentor and coach who poured his heart into the lives of countless athletes across multiple generations. Whether coaching his own sons or the greater community, John loved to "coach 'em up". Though gone from this earth too soon, John lived a full and vibrant life. He was a great storyteller who loved to share his life experiences with others. The best way to honor his legacy will be through the retelling of these stories and sharing of our memories. Visitation will be 5:30 - 8:30 pm on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at WULFF WOODBURY Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125. *PLEASE do not arrive prior to 5:30 pm. Celebration of Life Service will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Inwood Oaks Event Center located at 484 Inwood Ave. N., Oakdale, MN. with second visitation time starting at 12noon until time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's honor may be made to The Animal Humane Society.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Charles A. Olson

Olson, Charles A. Age 89 of Woodbury, MN passed away September 29th. Preceded in death by son, James Olson. Born in Walker, MN March 23rd, 1932. Chuck taught 6th grade in St. Louis Park for over 30 years. A carpenter in the summer, Chuck built the house in Bloomington where he and beloved wife Peggy raised seven kids. He also built the family lake home in Grand Rapids, MN. A great husband, father and friend, Chuck will be missed by his family and all the people who were lucky to have been touched by this great man. Survived by wife of 70 years, Peggy; daughter Jill (Kurt) Heinbigner; sons, Charles, Scott, Brennan, Todd, Luke (Karah), 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A private celebration of life is planned. For those who want to honor Chuck one of his favorite charities is Meals on Wheels.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Janice Wright

Wright, Janice Age 62 of Minneapolis, MN passed away October 9th. Janice was born in Long Beach, CA on 7/30/59. She attended Park High School in Cottage Grove, MN and graduated in 1977. She took her education on to a proud 31 year career in defense at Lockheed Martin. She enjoyed creative outlets such as scrapbooking, writing poetry, making jewelry and was also known for her love of plants. Janice is survived by her sons, John and Sam, her sister Martha Modrynski, her brother Jerome Knutson and mother Alice Knutson. She will be remembered for her kindness and compassion for all walks of life, and her creativity. Visitation will be Wednesday October 20th from 6-9pm at the Saint Paul chapel of the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 1979 Old Hudson Road, St. Paul MN.

LETTER: Vote for better academic standards by voting no to levies

Stillwater Area Schools are failing students, yet they are expecting taxpayers to trust them with more money and claiming this will help fix the problems. Since 2015, test scores have fallen in both math and reading at both the 3rd grade and high school levels; this after the taxpayers gave the district money through a levy in 2013 and a bond in 2015. The school board admitted that this money still won’t be enough and that cuts are inevitable. So, more money did not improve academic achievement then, why will it work this time?

Central girls golf earn third straight state trip

If one takes a look at the progress the St. Croix Central girls golf team has undergone, take a look at its sectional scores. The sectional meet has been at Pheasant Hills in Hammond in 2019 and 2021. In 2019, the Panthers shot a 395. The 2021 competition, held Oct. 5, saw Central shooting a 327, an improvement of 68 shots.

LETTER: Public health saves lives

America’s public health system is finally getting the attention it deserves; however, its importance stretches far beyond the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. Good public health starts with prevention and that includes preventing one of America’s deadliest diseases: cancer. Each year about half of the nation’s 600,000 cancer deaths could...
River Falls Journal

Diane L. Wilcox

Diane (Shoemaker) Wilcox passed away on October 14, 2021 at the River Falls Area Hospital. She was born October 20, 1948 in Barron, Wisconsin; the daughter of William and Alma (Hanson) Shoemaker. She lived in Wisconsin all her life moving from Barron to Roberts and then to River Falls where she graduated from high school. After high school, she married Michael Wilcox and had many great years together. They moved to the Milwaukee area where she studied accounting and computer training at Gateway Technical Institute. She worked in computers with Abbot and Case. She was also active in her church and loved singing in a choir, working for the Literacy Council, reading books, rescuing dogs, crocheting, and being with family. Diane stayed in the area until her retirement when she bought a camper and enjoyed exploring the United States visiting old friends and making lots of new ones along the way.
Hudson Star-Observer

Donna Datwyler

Donna L. Datwyler, age 91, of Hudson, WI, passed away on October 13, 2021 at Woodland Hill in Hudson. Donna was born on October 28, 1929 in Onida, SD, the daughter of Edward and Harriet (Rawlins) Klix. She graduated from Onida High School in 1948, and then went on to business school. On October 10, 1959, she was united in marriage to Veryl Datwyler, and the two were blessed with sons, Charles and Thomas. For many years, Donna worked as the Deputy of the Register of Deeds through St. Croix County.