Press Release

Hudson, WI -- Due to the ongoing civil unrest in the Minnesota Twin Cities metro area, St. Croix County has issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency. This is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of everyone in St. Croix County and to maintain peace in our community during this difficult time. This order is in place to protect our transportation infrastructure, food and fuel supplies, critical systems of local government, and above all the citizens and visitors of St. Croix County. In accordance with Wisconsin Statute § 323.14(4)(a), this state of emergency empowers local government with the authority to bar, restrict, or remove all unnecessary traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, from highways.

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department is working closely with police departments in our county and neighboring counties to monitor this situation. We are committed to ensuring the safety of everyone in our community. During this time, we are advising everyone to take proper safety precautions. Avoid unnecessary travel. If you do join the protests, please do so peacefully. Do not block roads or highways. If you need help, contact your local law enforcement and in the event of an emergency please call 911.

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Last Update: May 30, 2020 9:38 pm CDT

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