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Posted inLocal newsPolice and fire

Mount Pleasant hair salon shooting: 1 person dead, suspect in custody

MOUNT PLEASANT – Officers with the Mount Pleasant Police Department arrested a person suspected of shooting a man outside a Mount Pleasant hair salon Saturday afternoon. The shooting took place at 2:34 p.m. in the 2200 Block of Durand Avenue. Witnesses said the person shot was lying on the ground, according to a press release by the […]

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National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Delegation Tours Racine County Water Shed Areas

RACINE COUNTY – County Executive Jonathan Delagrave met with the leadership contingent from the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) last Friday during a visit to Racine County. The group came to Wisconsin as part of their 75th Anniversary celebration and annual summer meeting being held in Chicago.  Members of the NACD viewed the new […]

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Driver Suffers Injuries in Mount Pleasant Rollover

MOUNT PLEASANT- A driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a rollover vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Mount Pleasant, authorities said. Police responded to a reported crash about 4:55 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Oakes Road, according to a Mount Pleasant Police Department press release issued Saturday. Officers encountered a red 2015 Chevrolet […]

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Mount Pleasant Man Charged Following Metro Drug Unit Investigation

MOUNT PLEASANT – Michael J. Jurgens, 52, of Mount Pleasant was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday with three counts of manufacture/delivery of THC (marijuana) and four counts of maintaining a drug trafficking place following an investigation by the Racine County Metro Drug Unit. Jurgens was also charged possession with intent […]

Posted inBusinessLocal news

Ryder Last Mile Leases Mount Pleasant Warehouse

MOUNT PLEASANT – Ryder Last Mile Inc., a national logistics solutions provider, has leased 75,290 square feet in a warehouse at 1570 International Drive here. The speculative warehouse development is one of three constructed by Chicago-based HSA Commercial Real Estate in the 184-acre Park 94 business park. The 116,000-square-foot building, completed in 2020, is described […]

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Local Officials React To New Foxconn Deal

RACINE COUNTY – Local elected officials sounded happy and relieved that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) and Foxconn Technology Group reached a new agreement on subsidizing a manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant. The original agreement was developed in 2017 by Republican officials, led by former Gov. Scott Walker. The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature approved the […]

Posted inDevelopmentLocal news

Amended State, Foxconn Contract: Smaller, More Flexible

MADISON – Contract amendments approved Tuesday by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) Board of Directors and Foxconn Technology Group significantly reduces the scope and anticipated employment levels for a manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant. Foxconn, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer, will now be eligible to receive up to $80 million total in performance-based tax credits […]

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Woman seriously injured, driver arrested in Quarry Lake Park incident

MOUNT PLEASANT – An 18-year-old Racine woman was seriously injured after falling off a car trunk “doing doughnuts” in the Quarry Lake Park parking lot late Saturday. The driver was arrested and charged with multiple offenses, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies and emergency personnel were called to Quarry Lake Park, 3533 Northwestern […]