OFF THE RECORD Showing some local love
River Falls sure had a bad week last week. A fatal stabbing, a triple murder and it rained on their parade. I was thinking its time for Hudson to share some love with our neighbors. Paul Rode made a g... Posted on 7/16/12 at 11:31 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Approachably Abrasive
Have you been to a protest lately? Tea Party? Occupy? Vietnam?
We've all heard how protests are handled in China. Throughout my time there, I had heard from the locals and expats bits and pieces ab... Posted on 4/28/12 at 9:20 AM
WISCONSIN VOICES 2011 Interview Summary
(first published on wivoices.org)
Hundreds of thousands of protestors have descended on the Capitol in Madison, WI in the last year. Tens of thousands of volunteers have mobilized petition drives, me... Posted on 1/17/12 at 4:07 PM
AMERICAS MRS RIGHT BY SANDY GEHRKE THE JOBS PRESIDENT IS AT IT AGAIN
Do you know the latest way The Jobs President is going to create jobs? Get ready, this is such exciting news!
According to The Dialy Caller, The Jobs Presidents EPA is hiring 230,000 new bureaucrats ... Posted on 10/1/11 at 2:17 PM
It got down to 27 degrees in northern Wisconsin this morning, but somewhat warmer temps are expected for the weekend. Lawmakers rejected a proposed funding increase, taking their anger out on the UW for imposing maximum tuition increases for six straight years while quietly sitting on $650 million in cash reserves.
Gov. Scott Walker’s budget calls for no increase in state aid, but Republican legislators, especially in rural areas with declining enrollments, have heard from school administrators who say they need an increase in aid to avoid drastic cuts for their schools.
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls)_welcomed the Dalai Lama to Wisconsin Tuesday, May 14 during his two-day visit to Madison to give a teaching, take part in a panel discussion at UW-Madison and address a joint session of the State Legislature.
The unanimous decision followed a report from Karen Erickson of Foth Infrastructure & Environment on the potential cost of the project, and how much a state requirement for bike lanes and sidewalks would add to the cost.
The Census Bureau found that 79% of black Wisconsin adults went to the polls in last fall’s presidential election, compared to 75% of non-Hispanic whites. There was a 10% margin of error in the Wisconsin survey due to the state’s relatively small numbers of black voters. According to numbers released by federal health officials, it pays to shop around before having common medical procedures.
A roundabout will lead to the new medical office building at Hudson Hospital & Clinics. Monday night, the City Council approved plans for the single-lane roundabout located on Stageline Road at the access to the hospital’s main entrance.
The Hudson Golf Club was removed from the list of 39 license applications submitted for approval after Council President Rich Vanselow questioned whether the club has been compliance with an ordinance requiring continuous operation by businesses that hold liquor licenses.
The state Assembly has voted to make Wisconsin the first state to force food stamp recipients to spend most of their benefits on healthy food. Marathon County sheriff’s official Gary Schneck said heroin use in the Wausau area has jumped rapidly in the last three years, and it started when drug-makers added time-release coatings to painkillers like OxyContin to cut down on their abuse.
State Assemblyman Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) announced that he will hold three listening sessions in the 30th Assembly District. A member of the budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance, Knudson said he looks forward to hearing his constituents’ concerns and ideas regarding the many issues facing Wisconsin.
Dock walls are being built to accommodate the construction equipment that will help install the foundations for the new bridge over the St. Croix River. The long winter has Wisconsin farmers off to their slowest spring planting start on record.
The Finance Committee of the Hudson City Council didn’t like the bottom line of a five-year financial management plan it was presented with on April 16. If all of the projects and purchases proposed for the next five years were to occur, city taxes would increase dramatically.
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