Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism.
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Sharing a border, roads and thousands of residents passing in between, Wisconsin and Minnesota often experience similar weather in the winter, and similar road conditions. The Wisconsin DOT has 770 trucks plowing its 34,339 lane miles, and the Minnesota DOT puts out 843 snowplows for its 30,517 lane miles. Lane miles are the preferred measurement term as plows have to cover every lane of a road. This means 10 miles of a two-lane road would be 20 lane miles. Though some techniques are the same, how the two states manage their response differs. Wisconsin
Gail Doblar and Roxanne Murray are no strangers to Prescott's business scene, or the building that now hosts their quilt shop Two Meandering Ladies at 220 Broad St. The two started it all seven years ago with a long-arm for quilting. After building up orders, they built a connection with Char Glamm, who housed her quilt and gift business at 220. "Slowly but surely we started to build a little clientele," Doblar said. When Glamm left the space for one down the street, Doblar and Murray saw an opportunity. "We decided we're here now," Doblar said.
RIVER FALLS — With a disinfecting swipe and a quick two seconds to implant, Sam Bengtson had access to his computer, cell phone, credit card and more — all in the palm of his left hand. Then he put his other hand on the table, jokingly ready to do it all again. Bengtson, the lead developer of a microchip project at Three Square Market, had no reservations about joining about 50 other employees in volunteering to have a radio-frequency identification chip implanted. "I can understand how it can be scary," Bengtson said. "But it is very simple and very secure."