St Croix

25 Apr 19
Filbanto Stew

Sparks shot from beneath the dashboard and a light haze of smoke filled the cabin of the damaged hovercar as the pilot gunned the throttle and banked hard around the derelict Hotel Imperial. The vehicle responded with a slight stutter and then the engines whined at full power as it picked up speed, headed directly […]

25 Apr 19
Longfellow Community Council

Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy spring! Upcoming & Ongoing Events Greater Longfellow’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held FRIDAY & SATURDAY, June 7 & 8. Registration to participate will open in May.  Learn about the METRO : B Line at Open Houses Learn more about the METRO B Line at […]

25 Apr 19
Hollow Hills Ranch & Homestead

I have moved many sheep into the Market Stock, Crossbred Available, and St Croix Available pages. Market stock are not for breeding stock and the first two ewes listed on that page are pets that my daughter raised. She would like to keep them together to be pets for someone else as they aren’t being […]

25 Apr 19
AJ Blackston & Associates

The St. Croix Chippewa of Wisconsin allegedly used casino funds to pay over $301,000 to Lawrence Larsen between 2015 and 2017 for consulting … from Consulting News for WordPress Post link: http://bit.ly/2Dwmt2s https://ift.tt/eA8V8J

25 Apr 19
Twin Cities
Two fishing rods per angler, or one? It’s a perennial question in Minnesota, and one that might spark heated disagreement in the otherwise-friendly confines of a boat. And it’s back — even with a partisan flavor. On Tuesday, the Republican-controlled state Senate voted to allow anglers to use two lines while fishing, while the Democratic-controlled House seems unlikely to agree. Today, you can use two lines while ice fishing, but only one when fishing on open water inside the state. Two lines are allowed on border waters, such as the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers, and in all the states that border Minnesota — Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota. But Minnesota has remained stubbornly a one-pole state for years. Which raises the first question: Why? WHY ONE POLE IN MN? There are two primary arguments behind only allowing one rod per angler in Minnesota. Fish can unintentionally be harmed or killed with two lines. The idea is that people can’t tend both poles at once, and with two poles with live bait, the odds will increase that a fish will swallow the bait, and the hooks. People will catch too many fish. For years, the Department of Natural Resources has cautioned that if more rods are allowed, more fish will be caught and killed, and the only way to protect fish will be to lower limits. WHY TWO POLES? There are two primary arguments by those pushing for two lines per angler to be allowed. Let us fish. This is basically a libertarian argument that says Minnesota’s one-line rule is a needless restriction. “Plenty of other states do it,” said state Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, who chairs the Senate environment committee. It’s more effective, fun and traditional. Here are some examples: Walleye anglers double-fisting it, jigging a rod in each hand over a bar, are more likely get action and fill the cooler. Musky anglers can cast large lures toward structures for active fish, while dragging a sucker beneath a bobber for less-active fish. Bank fishermen can cast two lines into a river, set each rod on a forked stick and enjoy a beverage while they wait for a fish — whatever it may be — to pick up their bait from the bottom. WHAT’S THE PROPOSAL? The proposal this year isn’t to universally allow two lines everywhere for all anglers. It would be optional. An angler, resident or nonresident, could pay an extra $5 to buy the privilege. “That’s an enforcement nightmare,” said Bob Meier, policy and government relations director for the DNR. Today, Meier said, an angler with two lines in the water — which can easily be spotted from a distance — is pretty much an automatic violation. But if the change were adopted, he said, conservation officers might feel compelled to check anglers they wouldn’t otherwise check. The proposal would not allow more than one line to be used on the scores of lakes with special regulations, which would include major destinations like Mille Lacs and Lake of the Woods. IS IT REALLY PARTISAN? To be clear, most lawmakers don’t have strong opinions on what is often referred to as “the bobber bill.” [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Nonetheless, over the years, it’s tended to break with Republicans more likely to support, and Democrats more likely to oppose. This year, it’s contained in a much larger bill that includes environmental policy and appropriations, as well as game and fish laws. The Republican-controlled Senate included the two-line measure in its version. It appears unlikely the Democratic-House will include it in its version. Whether it makes it into a final version that reaches the desk of Gov. Tim Walz remains to be seen.
25 Apr 19
365DOLF

Look for the * for today’s advice. TIM DUNCAN DAY MIND Renee Zellweger 1969 Avoid temptation by throwing stuff away. Remind self not to get it back out of the bin later. https://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-04-13/15-life-lessons-learned-from-bridget-jones/ *Throw everything away that you know is bad for you. Booze, drugs, cigarettes, candy, bacon, etc. BODY Tim Duncan 1976 http://21usvihurricanehelp.com/ Duncan […]

24 Apr 19
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St Croix

On Sunday, April 28, 2019 the UU Fellowship of St. Croix welcomes, teacher, author, and poet, Winifred “Oyoko” Loving as our speaker.  Join us at 10 AM at the Jewish Community Center. Born in Boston to the Rev. and Mrs. James Loving, Winifred Loving, was educated in the Boston Public Schools, received a BA from […]

24 Apr 19
'N A Perfect World with Nneya Richards © 2015

Ever so often on a press trip, if it’s a mix of influencers and journalists, the journalists often have horror stories of narcissistic influencer behavior and influencers have horror stories of crabs in a barrel behavior. I too have had some horror stories and I’m sure I’ve shocked an X Gazette decades long journalist or […]

24 Apr 19
AJ Blackston & Associates

The St. Croix Chippewa tribe paid a hemp consultant who did a decade in prison on drug charges more than $300,000 and also paid for his flights to … from Consulting News for WordPress Post link: http://bit.ly/2ISDJ5q https://ift.tt/eA8V8J

24 Apr 19
Driftless Road Adventures

We have really been enjoying some new pictures from the Driftless Area.  Big thanks to Roger K., Lindsey W.  and Doug M. for the new pictures. To see more pictures of the Driftless Area, check out our Additional Pictures and Videos Page. Reminders: Riding season is here!  Visit the Driftless Store for paper maps, SD cards pre-loaded […]

24 Apr 19
St Croix Reformed Church

This Saturday, beginning at 9am, we’ll gather at the church for a deep clean of all the nooks and crannies at St. Croix Reformed Church. We’re preparing for the arrival of Inner Changes for Girls & Boys Club and the educational programming. Letting go of some of the old so that we can make room […]

24 Apr 19
The Adverts 250 Project

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “TO BE SOLD, the SHIP AMERICA.” Being from Massachusetts, I have spent time in major port cities like Boston and Gloucester. Since Massachusetts resides on the coast, it developed a maritime economy that included shipbuilding. I was drawn to […]

24 Apr 19
johnwood1946

The blog posts follow this Table of Contents, in the sequence shown. To access a particular post, copy and paste the title, or a sufficient part of the title, to the search box to the right. Like what you see? Tell a friend. Pictures of Charlottetown in About 1903: Number 3 in a Series of Posts […]

23 Apr 19
Ed Kemmick — Travels with Xavi

Arriving home a little more than five weeks ago, at the end of a 10-day, 4,900-mile driving tour of the Deep South, I was planning to write a day-by-day account of the journey. Two days later, I jumped off a curb, tripped on a snare-like wire band and fell hard onto my right shoulder in […]