I'm sure people participating in rallies to protest immigration laws or policies are well-intended and compassionate. We're told, though, that those supporting the laws are cruel and anti-immigrant. Of course migrant children should be with their parents, if they are their parents. But it's wrong to ignore how many children are accompanied by strangers who assist human-trafficking organizations. Separating the authentic from the false is time consuming and expensive. Not separating them is cruel.
Wisconsin LRB-2457, a bill worth $2.4 billion in economic activity and 18,000 new jobs in a single year alone, would have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. The bill failed. Now here in St. Croix County, we have a pending resolution on the August ballot. It will undoubtedly take the vocal will of the people to bring the Green Rush to Wisconsin. Here's why I like it:
As a nurse practitioner, if a patient threatened violence, I was required to notify the local police and to notify the individual to whom the treat had been made. Why should I hold a patient accountable but not another individual who is threatening someone or encouraging to be violent?
BARNEVELD—Cody Hanson, of Plum City, was awarded the 2017 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Ethical Hunter Award by Chief Warden Todd Schaller of the DNR and Nick Laufenberg, of Vortex Optics, in Barneveld. The award was presented May 17, 2018 at the new Vortex Optics Headquarters. Vortex Optics, a worldwide company, has been a corporate sponsor for the award the past two years, gifting the ethical hunter an item from their line of rifle scopes, binoculars and rangefinders manufactured in Barneveld.
Hudson's sixth annual St. Croix RiverFest celebration is set for July 17-22. RiverFest, "A Party with a Purpose," is designed to inspire people of all ages to actively celebrate the St. Croix River while recognizing the need to preserve and protect the river's health and beauty. RiverFest is made possible by the support of event sponsor Nor-Lake and other sponsors.
The Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc. is offering beginner, family-friendly kayak lessons. Kayaking is a great way to experience the outdoors, get healthy exercise, and have fun. Final session: Paddle down the scenic Kinnickinnic River to the spectacular St. Croix! No previous kayak experience is required. However, you should be comfortable in water over your head. All equipment is provided including kayaks, paddles, and personal flotation devices (PFDs). PFDs must be worn at all times. Class is limited to 10 participants.
The Hudson Hot Air Affair kicked off the 2019 theme of "Pirates Fly'n the Croix-ribbean" with a boat cruise on June 18. The 2019 event will be held Feb. 1-3.
The public reception for the new exhibitions in The Galleries will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 22 at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. This is an opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy hors d'oeuvres at this event for all ages. The Galleries feature mixed media by Barbara Evan of St. Paul, multi-media paintings and sculpture by Mic Johnson of Golden Valley, Minnesota, oil paintings on canvas by Mat Ollig of Minneapolis, mixed media painting by Anne Rynearson of St.
The 17th annual Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival will take place in the village's East End Park Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. According to festival organizers, the event will be cheesier than ever with more food, entertainment and tasting opportunities.
Motorists cruising along Highway 35/65 may notice a new gracefully curving front of the building taking shape as the summer progresses at the Chippewa Valley Technical College River Falls campus. A new entryway leading to an expanded student commons area is one of the features of the $1.7 million project. Construction managers say current building access and space problems will all be over by the time fall semester classes start in August, when the expanded facility will be ready to take on a larger role in the community.