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Since 1948, Evelyn (Hinz) Krenz has been a member of the Cootie Club. Originally a group of farm wives in the East Farmington community, members gathered to play pinochle and share a meal. When the game was done, various prizes were distributed. Then the bountiful meal was served.

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Mammoths are still among us, according to Dr. Sharon Holte, director of education at the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota. 

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Due to high river flows from recent snow melt and rain fall in northern Wisconsin, the boat restraining barrier upstream of Xcel Energy’s’s hydro plant in St. Croix Falls failed and is not in place at this time. 

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Approximately 820 students attended an All Skills Career Day, May 1. Part job fair, part interactive exhibit, the event included 60 area businesses including Monarch Paving, Berghammer Builders, Workforce Resource, the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, Brandtjen & Kluge foil stamping and…

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Planning is in the very early stages to replace the Osceola bridge. The departments of transportation in Minnesota and Wisconsin have their sights on year 2025.

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Less than six months after buying Dresser-based F&A Dairy, Montreal-based Saputo Cheese announced plans to close the facility at the end of May. 

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The Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway will be offering free coach train rides for military veterans and their families during the Armed Forces Day weekend, May 18 and 19. Veterans should proudly present a military ID, VA card, DD214 or other document to show their service. Upon displayi…

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This Friday, May 3, Senator Johnson will host a meeting at which people can formally submit public comments on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) proposed rule to remove gray wolves in the lower 48 states from the endangered species list.

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In an effort to stem crime related to methamphetamine and opioid use, Polk County Board members are asking legislators to increase consequences for dealers.

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Folks are working in Polk and St. Croix counties to make their communities more dementia aware and dementia friendly. Some are using music as one way to accomplish that.

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Motorists should expect delays and intermittent slow traffic on Highway 243/Osceola Bridge between St. Croix Trail/Highway 95 and Wisconsin Highway 35 as crews conduct a bridge inspection April 22-26, weather permitting.

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East Farmington, West Farmington and South Farmington, Malden, Crandall’s Corners, and Fighting Corners are some of the names it has been known by over the years. This historic presentation will focus on the early years of the area and the people who made it happen; the churches, the cemeter…

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There were 1,060 white-tailed deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin during the 2018 surveillance year, which ran from April 1 through March 31. This compares to 597 that tested positive during the 2017 surveillance year; however state wildlife heath officials say…

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Motorists should expect delays and intermittent slow traffic on Highway 243/Osceola Bridge between St. Croix Trail/Highway 95 and Wisconsin Highway 35 as crews conduct a bridge inspection April 22-26, weather permitting.

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An Osceola graduate and three teammates from the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Labovitz School of Business and Economics’ Marketing Analytics Program won a regional analytics competition in March.

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Fourth grader, Jocelyn Shimon recently had a piece of her artwork, “Sandra Silberzweig Inspired Portrait,” on display at the Wisconsin Art Education Association›s Youth Art Month (YAM) State Exhibition. She was one of three students chosen by her art teacher, Jennifer Clemins, to have artwor…

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An online fundraiser that started in Osceola seems to extend its reach each year. giveBIG St. Croix Valley is set for April 30. This year coverage has expanded beyond the Osceola area, Amery, New Richmond and Somerset to include Hudson, River Falls and surrounding communities.

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Residents of the Village of Osceola will have a new president, Jeromy Buberl, beginning April 16. Outgoing president Gary Beckmann did not file for candidacy this year and, running unchallenged, Buberl received 487 votes. 

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Rehearsing in a pared down “black box” theater, Osceola High School Drama Club members are days from opening their spring 2019 production, “Romeo and Winifred.”

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Clam Falls residents appeared en force at the March 19 Polk County Board meeting to express concern about the future of the Clam Falls Flowage. Their words formed a consistent refrain: The town has economic potential with the lake upstream of the dam. Without it, the outlook is dire.

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After being flown to a Twin Cities hospital, the driver of a dump truck that turned over March 21 is expected to recover, reported Osceola Police Chief Ron Pedrys. 

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Recent recycling policy changes in China and how they will affect western and northern Wisconsin is the focus of “The West Side” which airs at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 8 on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The Ideas Network stations 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/River Falls.

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Thirty-five year, Osceola Elementary School teacher Susan Turner will be retiring at the end of the summer term. 

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Flex Gymnastics, formerly of St. Croix Falls, now has a permanent home in Osceola. Owners and head coaches Cassie and Ted DeLuca moved into the location just north of Osceola next to Highway 35 in January of this year.