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It was a day John Soderberg didn't know if he'd ever witness. In the shadow of the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge, area business leaders, residents, politicians and media representatives gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking event for the St.
MADISON -- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m., Friday at Stillwater's Lowell Park, Walker's office announced just after 8 a.m. today. The event is open only to credentialed members of the press, said Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie. Walker will apparently travel north from LaCrosse following a 10:30 a.m. bill-signing ceremony at Grandad Bluff Park and a 1 p.m. graduation ceremony for new State Patrol troopers at the Stoney Creek Inn at Onalaska. Check back for coverage of Walker's visit later today.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the management team for the construction efforts on the St. Croix Crossing that will connect Oak Park Heights with St.
Supporters of a proposed new bridge across the St. Croix River gathered to celebrate Saturday morning in Stillwater, Minn. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 339-80 on Thursday morning to exempt the proposed new St. Croix River Crossing project from the restrictions of the Federal Wild & Scenic Riverway Act. The U.S. Senate previously approved the same bill on a unanimous vote. The action paves the way for eventual construction of a new four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River at Stillwater, Minn. and Houlton.
Backers of a new bridge over the St. Croix River will get a chance to celebrate recent successes at an event planned for Saturday. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (d-Minn.) and U.s. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) are among the politicians who will converge on the Stillwater bridge from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, to mark the passage of a congressional bill that will allow for the eventual construction of a new four-lane span. On Thursday, the U.S.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 339-80 on Thursday morning to exempt the proposed new St. Croix River Crossing project from the restrictions of the Federal Wild & Scenic Riverway Act. The action paves the way for eventual construction of a new four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River at Stillwater, Minn. and Houlton, Wis. The new span will replace the 80-year-old Stillwater lift bridge, which has been deemed obsolete and functionally inadequate for years. The one remaining step in the federal process is a signature from President Barack Obama. According to U.S. Rep.
The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today (Thursday) overwhelmingly approved a bill, sponsored by Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's, that would allow the new St. Croix River Crossing at Stillwater to be constructed. The day's approval, with just two of the 22 committee members voting against it, means the measure will now head to the U.S. Senate floor for consideration. An identical bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, sponsored by Minnesota U.S. Rep.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said last week that the St. Croix River Crossing is a top priority for President Barack Obama. Oak Park Heights, Minn. City Councilmember Mary McComber spoke with LaHood and White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley about the St. Croix River Crossing during a briefing for city and municipal leaders held at the White House on Thursday, Oct.
Local supporters of a new St. Croix River crossing near Stillwater traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with congressional members and lobby for speedy passage of a bill that would clear the way for the span to be constructed. Among the 18 area residents who were part of the trip, coordinated by the Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing, were New Richmond Mayor Fred Horne, New Richmond City Council members Jane Hansen and Kirk Van Blaircom, New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Director Russ Korpela, and John and Tini Soderberg from New Richmond. Also attending were St.
U.S. senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) introduced bipartisan legislation on Friday to move the St. Croix Bridge project forward. The proposed measure would exempt the project from the Wild and Scenic Riverway Act that protects the St. Croix from development that would harm the environment or viewshed, thus allowing for the bridge construction. Franken's support of the project was the biggest news of the day.