Author Archives: Heidi Herron

St. Croix Industries (SCI) Transitions to a Private Provider

[First published on WIvoices.org] UPDATE 8/7/13: The St. Croix County board voted to privatize St. Croix Industries yesterday, by a margin of 13-3.  Although a Twincities.com article suggests collaborative approach between the county and parents by describing a “softening” view … Continue reading

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Mother Fears for Daughter’s Job if County Privatizes Program for Adult Disabled

 first published on WIvoices.org   The St. Croix County Board will decide the fate of St. Croix Industries (SCI), a program for approximately 150 adults with disabilities in western Wisconsin, at the Aug 6, 2013 county board meeting. Due to … Continue reading

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PREVIEW: Mother Fears Disabled Daughter May Lose Job at St. Croix Industries

[first published on WIvoices.org] July 22, 2013: Jamie and May Ross discuss Jamie’s job at St. Croix Industries, a program for disabled adults in New Richmond, WI. On August 6, 2013, the St. Croix County board will decide if they … Continue reading

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“We’re Not Going Anywhere,” Says Planned Parenthood Rep, Clinic Closes Behind Her

[First published on WIvoices.org] Wisconsin is back in the national spotlight with numerous public policy choices enacted that affect healthcare for women and girls in the Badger State. One of the most controversial – SB 206/Act 37 – was signed … Continue reading

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Huffington Post Reporting on Glenwood City Frac Mine Controversy

[first published on WIvoices.org]               On June 18, 2013, Mark Oberhelman ( left ) chaired the Glenwood City Mining Ordinance Committee as it continued drafting a non-metallic mining ordinance for the western Wisconsin city. … Continue reading

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Amid a New Study, Questions Surround the Ongoing Mining Issue in Glenwood City

[first published on WIvoices.org] A new and comprehensive study on frac sand mining was released Wednsesday featuring input from a local man.Tom Quinn is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Farmers Union, a statewide membership organization working to support family … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Glenwood City Council Considers Adopting Mining Ordinance at April 18, 2013 Meeting

(first published on WIvoices.org) UPDATED: 4/19/13 “No action was taken,” in reference to a new nonmetallic mining ordinance for the city, explained the Glenwood City Clerk. Both the existing and the new proposed mining ordinances are slated to be discussed … Continue reading

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Glenwood City Council Considers Adopting Mining Ordinance at April 18, 2013 Meeting

(first published on WIvoices.org) Mayor John Larson has confirmed that the City has authorized the Bakke Norman Law Firm from New Richmond and Menomonie to draft a new nonmetallic mining ordinance for Glenwood City. A special meeting, open to the … Continue reading

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Inside a Town Meeting on Frac Sand Mining; Glenwood City, WI

First published on WIvoices.org With over 100 frac sand mining and processing sites, Wisconsin is now the leading supplier of frac sand in the nation. But are companies operating in our state complying with regulations? According to a recent report, … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Potential Frac Sand Mine in Glenwood City

First published on WIvoices.org UPDATE #2; 2/26/13 @ 3:27 pm: Over 70 people attended the public meeting in the village of 1200, even with short notice. The purpose of the public meeting in Glenwood City last night, as explained by … Continue reading

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