Kinnickinnic is an Ojibwe word meaning “what is mixed” and describes the landscape and residents of this St. Croix County, WI Township.
The Kinnickinnic River, nationally known for trout fishing, starts here before flowing through River Falls and into the St. Croix River. Farmland, pasture, streams and rocky bluffs make up the landscape that is home to 1,600 residents; some tracing their roots back to early settlers and others who are newer to the area, drawn by its natural beauty and close poximity to the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. It’s the best of both worlds.
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Saint Croix County Recycling Announces 2014 Special Events Calendar
The Saint Croix County recycling program has released its schedule of special collections for 2014. The dates and locations of these events are as follows.
The Clean Sweep hazardous waste collections will be held on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 at the county highway shop on US Highway 12 in the Town of Hudson. On May 16, businesses that qualify as Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG) may bring their wastes from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. A business qualifies as a VSQG if it generates less than 200 pounds of hazardous waste per month. This is a fee for service event and participating businesses must pre-register with the county recycling program by May 11.
Farm operators may also participate during the business event and must also preregister by May 11. There is no fee charged for the first 500 pounds.
Households may bring waste on Friday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. or on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Residents do not need to preregister and there is no fee charged for the first 500 pounds.
The county’s spring appliance collection will take place on Saturday, June 7 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the following locations: The City of Hudson public works facility on Krattley Lane in North Hudson, at the fire hall in Woodville, and at the Town of Somerset town hall. Most appliances cost $5.00. Electronics are not accepted.
The tire collection will be held on Saturday, June 7 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Krattley Lane and Town of Somerset locations, and from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Town of Richmond recycling center. Fees are charged for this service.
The fall appliance collection is scheduled for Saturday, September 20 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Glenwood City recycling center and from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Town of Richmond recycling center.
New for the spring and fall appliance collection this year will be the ability for residents to recycle automotive and truck batteries at no charge. Household batteries will not be accepted.
More details on each of these programs will be issued closer to the actual event dates. Those with questions can contact the county’s recycling specialist, Jon Tulman, by calling 715-531-1907 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town Board has extended the Frac Mining Moritorium 6 months see ordinance 2013-5