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Casey J. Swetlik, 49, of New Richmond, was attending an emergency telecommunications conference at Kalahari Resort in the Village of Lake Delton on Oct. 26-27, when according to a Sauk County criminal complaint, he drove a resort maintenance van without permission just after 11 p.m. on Oct. 26.
County dispatch director out of a job after being charged with joyriding
17 hours 27 min ago
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Dick’s Bar & Grill has new owners
15 hours 31 min ago
After a 30-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard and nearly seven years helping veterans just across the border in Washington County, Dale Cotch is set to take over duties as the new veterans service officer for St. Croix County. (Photo by Micheal Foley)
Former Coast Guardsman to take over county’s top vet post
15 hours 50 min ago

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County Board trades land with village of Somerset
15 hours 30 min ago
Bankers are bullish on 2015, farmers, less so; fish shanty blackened in driveway fire; 9 more Wisconsin stories
19 hours 41 min ago
Longtime Hudson businessman Einar D. Horne, 80, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at Boutwell’s Landing in Oak Park Heights, Minn. (Submitted photo)
Longtime Hudson businessman Einar D. Horne died Sunday
December 23, 2014 - 11:23am
Pierce, St. Croix boast state's lowest unemployment rates
December 24, 2014 - 8:50am
First Baptist Pastor Scott Jorgenson is celebrating his first Christmas in Hudson. He said the birth of Christ has had a huge impacted on the entire world. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Doug Stohlberg)
First Baptist pastor: Jesus’ impact touches everything in the world
December 23, 2014 - 11:35am
UPDATE: Lake Superior drowning victims were from Menomonie, Spring Green
December 24, 2014 - 9:25am
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December 23, 2014 - 3:39pm
Citizens State Bank CEO Tom Van Pelt in his office on Stageline Road. Citizens State Bank is the escrow agent for the first western Wisconsin business to use equity crowdfunding –- Ellsworth’s Common Man Brewing, which is expected to open in February. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Chuck Nowlen)
Citizens State Bank helps pioneer ‘equity crowdfunding’ for start-ups
December 23, 2014 - 1:35pm
Hudson senior Cam Duncan, center, celebrates scoring the Raiders’ first goal of the game with teammate Matthew Fall a little over four minutes into the first period in the Raiders’ Big Rivers Conference matchup against Rice Lake last Thursday night at Gornick Arena. The Raiders went on to an 8-0 victory. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Bob Burrows)
Raider boys skate to 4 straight wins; shut out Menomonie and Rice Lake
December 23, 2014 - 12:23pm
Hudson sophomore Katie Meierotto gains control of the puck behind the net in the first period of the Raider girls hockey team’s 3-2 win over the Polars last Friday at Gornick Arena. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Bob Burrows)
Girls post pair of one-goal wins
December 22, 2014 - 4:56pm
Federal authorities will probe Milwaukee officer-shooting; Oregon principal suspended after 3rd OWI arrest this month; 9 more Wisconsin stories
December 23, 2014 - 9:02am
Experimental vaccine shows promise against CWD; lake accidents claim 3 lives; 11 more Wisconsin stories
December 24, 2014 - 8:30am