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A Down-and-Back Madison Road Trip

Madison, Wisconsin is said to be 77 square miles surrounded by reality. It is also Wisconsin’s capital city, where new laws are introduced and either sent to a dark hole or are debated and signed into law. Skeptics may say the faint hearted should avoid watching the bill-making process.

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Miracles Happen

We are creeping up on the anniversary involving a triumph of Goliath proportions. On February 22, 1980, the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviet team in Lake Placid, N.Y. An upset does not begin to describe the outcome. Hard to believe it’s been 39 years.

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Before the bands play Auld Lang Syne, there is still time for a little reflection and resolutions for the New Year. Back on January 1, 1991, Miss Ann Landers, the queen of advice, offered these thoughts for a happier New Year.

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Time Out: Chuck Taylor All Star Shoes

Before there was a Jordan, Kobe, Curry, or LeBron basketball shoe, there was the Chuck Taylor Converse All Star model. Make that the iconic Chuck Taylor Converse All Star shoe. Make that the nearly 100-year old iconic All Star shoe. Yes, the same shoes worn by the Hickory Hoosiers of Indiana.

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In the Giving Season, Give Cheese

Only true Green Bay Packer fans are able to recite the origin of the foam hat designed to resemble a mighty wedge of cheese. All others must rely on Google and Wiki, neither of which are stellar fortresses of accuracy.

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Sign of the Times: Help Wanted

The U.S. unemployment rate was recently announced at 3.7 percent making it the lowest since 1969. A few may remember 1969. Most will not. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has been reported at 3.0 percent or lower for eight straight months. It is not uncommon for some Wisconsin counties to report unemployment rates under two percent. St. Croix’s is at a modest 2.4 percent for September.

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Beautiful Place

Looking to move your business? Look no further. St. Croix County is a beautiful place to do business.

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Interstate Takes a Pounding

We can thank a former president and military general, Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower, for the U.S. interstate highway system. President Eisenhower was inspired by Germany’s efficient highway system he witnessed as a general during World War II. His support led to the passage of the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, which secured funding for America’s first 41,000 miles of the interstate system.

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New Ideas

Have a new business idea, but don’t know where to start? Give St. Croix EDC a call.

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Lombardi Time

Coaching has changed dramatically since the Vincent Thomas “Vince” Lombardi football era in Green Bay. He was a tough-as-nails, no nonsense guy. As the late Packer Henry Jordan reportedly said, “Lombardi treats us all the same – like dogs.” Lombardi’s mantra was, “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.” It seems scoreboards are erected at playing fields for a reason.

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Time to Move

Is it time to move your business? Need some help to make it happen? Contact St. Croix EDC.

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Change The World

In May 2014, Naval Admiral William H. (Bill) McRaven gave the commencement address at the University of Texas. Admiral McRaven came to the speech with an enviable pedigree – himself a grad of the University of Texas, a 35+ year Navy SEAL, and later, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command.

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Packerland Embraces Ancient Viking Game

In the St. Croix Valley, neighbor may be pitted against neighbor when the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings play football twice a year. Of course there’s always the odd family who cheers for the Chicago Bears, further adding to the rivalries in the valley.

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River Crossing Video

Celebrating the one year anniversary of the St. Croix River Crossing.  St. Croix County, A Beautiful Place To Do Business

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