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PSC won’t pursue further wind farm study

February 7, 2013 in New Richmond News

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has dealt a blow to a group of Town of Forest residents hoping to stop the installation of a wind turbine farm in northeast St. Croix County.
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Wind farm study analysis varies

January 11, 2013 in New Richmond News

Depending on who you ask, the recently released sound study conducted at the Shirley Wind Farm in eastern Wisconsin is either good news for proponents or good news for opponents of industrial wind turbines. Continue Reading

Wind energy backers remain Highland boosters

October 11, 2012 in New Richmond News

If Highland Wind Farm developers get their way, 41 turbines will be installed across that rural township landscape by the end of next year. A large number of local residents are up in arms over the idea. Still others are perfectly fine with the plans.
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Celia Kelley Pine Forest to be featured today during Home and Garden Tour

June 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The forest features 9 acres of more than 80 evergreens, a couple natural hiking trails and plenty of deer and wild turkeys. Continue Reading

Officials to discuss pine beetles, fire danger

June 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

KEYSTONE (AP) Officials from Pennington County are hosting community meetings next week to inform residents about fire danger associated with areas of the Black Hills affected by pine beetles.
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Air, ground crews draw fire line today to protect Ely, Minn.

May 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Crews this afternoon are battling a fast-moving forest fire just outside Ely that apparently started when a vehicle drove over a downed power line. Continue Reading

Endangered status sought for woodpecker that thrives in post-fire habitat

May 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RENO, Nev. Smokey Bear has done such a good job stomping out forest fires the past half-century that a woodpecker that’s survived for millions of years by eating beetle larvae in burned trees is in danger of going extinct in parts of the West, including South Dakota.
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Homeowners in Forest get support from county officials

March 30, 2012 in New Richmond News

About 20 residents of the Town of Forest attended last week’s St. Croix County Health and Human Services Board meeting to seek help in their fight against a wind farm proposal. Continue Reading

Slash piles being burned in Black Hills forest

November 21, 2011 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Forest Service officials say people might see smoke throughout the central Black Hills in western South Dakota as crews burn slash piles in the Black Hills National Forest. Continue Reading

Black Hills National Forest gets pine beetle money

November 21, 2011 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) The Black Hills National Forest will use half a million dollars from the U.S. Forest Service to continue its battle against the mountain pine beetle epidemic. Continue Reading