WISCONSIN

Minnesota Joins Midwestern Partnership to Reopen Regional Economy

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is joining the governors from Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky to work at reopening the economy in the Midwest. Walz released a statement confirming the news saying, “Today, we are announcing that Michigan Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky will work in coordination to reopen our economies in a way that prioritizes…

Menards Will Take Customers Temperature

EAU CLAIRE, WI — Your next trip to Menards may include having your temperature taken. The store based in Wisconsin has already started taking customers’ and employees’ temperatures as they enter their store in Eau Claire, WI. Pets and children under the age of 16 are no longer allowed in any Menards stores as a precaution. Jeff Abbott, a spokesman…

Woman And Brother Arrested In North Dakota For Allegedly Kidnapping Her Young Son

The 1-year-old boy was found unharmed in the motel room

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. — A woman and her brother wanted in Wisconsin for allegedly kidnapping her toddler son are arrested in Cooperstown, North Dakota. Authorities say 34-year-old Jessica Cleasby and 52-year-old Jamey Cleasby were arrested without incident Saturday night after their vehicle was found at a motel. Jessica’s 1-year-old son was found unharmed in the motel room. The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s…

Del Monte Plant In Minnesota To Close This Fall

69 full-time and 294 seasonal employees Will Be Out of Jobs

SLEEPY EYE, Minn. — The Del Monte Foods plant in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota will close permanently sometime this fall, affecting 69 full-time and 294 seasonal employees. According to Del Monte Pacific Limited, the plant will permanently close after the current pack season, which it expects to be on or around Oct. 21, 2019. The layoffs will begin in stages when…

Mapleton Man Helps Amish Teen Adjust to New Life

25-year-old John Shrock picked up Jay Miller in the beginning of July after he left Wisconsin Amish community

MAPLETON, N.D. — We spend our entire lives forming relationships, but it was when John Shrock turned 17 that his came to a standstill. “I lost everyone, all my friends, all my relationships just cut off in one day,” Shrock said. That’s when Shrock left an Amish community in Wisconsin. He says his mother even reached out to him saying…

Latest Crime Spree Could Have Been Inspired By Kidnapping Of Teen Last Fall

The Chippewa County sheriff says Ritchie German Jr. killed three of his family members and later killed a 24-year-old woman

CHIPPEWA CO., WI — Authorities in Wisconsin say a man suspected of killing four people may have been imitating the abduction last year of teenager Jayme Closs. The Chippewa County sheriff says Ritchie German Jr. killed three of his family members and later killed a 24-year-old woman at another home before killing himself. German used a shotgun to blast his…

Two Moorhead People Are Killed After Driver Runs Stop Sign And Hits Their Vehicle

Police say 26-year-old Justin Helgeson from Coon Valley, Wisconsin was driving a pickup when he blew through the stop sign

WILKIN COUNTY, MN — Two people from Moorhead died in a crash in Wilkin County Saturday night. Police say 26-year-old Justin Helgeson from Coon Valley, Wisconsin was driving a pickup when he blew through the stop sign at County Road 30 and Highway 9. Helgeson hit a vehicle driven by 62-year-old Margaret O’Neill killing her and 62-year-old passenger Thomas Burton….

Patterson Moved to Prison Out of State

The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs has been transferred to a prison out of Wisconsin

BARRON, Wis.  — The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs and killed her parents, has been transferred to a prison out of Wisconsin. State records show that Jake Patterson was moved yesterday but do not say where. Patterson killed Denise and James Closs last October and then abducted their daughter, Jayme. He held her captive for 88 days. He was sentenced…

Two Minnesota Agencies Not Ready For Permits For Proposed Enbridge Pipeline

The proposed pipeline will run from Canada to Superior, Wisconsin through several northern Minnesota counties

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Natural Resources will not release draft permits for Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota. They are waiting until a better environmental impact statement is approved, as ordered by the court. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled the environmental impact statement for…