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Wisconsin roundup: State clamping down on cellphones in work zones; right to work law upheld;
Troy Board addresses boat ramp fees
What lies beneath Little Falls Lake dam? Crews dig in
Semi turns over on I-94
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Mustangs hand Raiders first loss
Hunter safety class registration set for Sept. 13 in Somerset
HHS senior opens up about depression
Gregory’s Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Sept. 24
The conversation about mental health is opening up
Hudson Scoutmaster has 50 years of service
Hudson woman competes in Miss Wisconsin USA
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 21)
PROBATE NOTICE: Marylyn M Apel Estate; Case No. 16PR73
FORECLOSURE: Wilmington v. Shari A. Nord; Case No. 15-CV-593
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 2016 Budget Adjustments (Solar Garden)
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Qualifications - Professional Services
Edward R. Rang, 88
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Sally Ann Bethke, 80
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
2016 is a good year to be a woman in the USA
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Real Estate Showcase
April 3, 2016
City studying how to make Carmichael-Hanley intersection safer
The Hudson City Council is evaluating a report on ways to improve safety at the intersection of Carmichael and Hanley roads. The engineering...
April 3, 2016 - 2:52pm
Zoning request seeks to allow mining in Troy
Mining would be allowed in the town of Troy’s agricultural district on Glover Road under a proposal headed to planning commissioners next week. The town of Troy Plan Commission will hear a River Falls building contractor’s request Thursday, April 7, to permanently amend zoning...
April 3, 2016 - 9:50am
Final referendum meeting draws 100 to Hudson High School
School district officials delivered their final public pitch on an upcoming three-question building renovation referendum last week, drawing more than 100 people to an informational session at Hudson High School. The March 24 meeting, which followed others at The Phipps Center for...
April 3, 2016 - 7:08am
April 1, 2016
City Council: Will drainage pond leave room for bike and walking path?
A discussion at the March 21 Hudson City Council meeting about constructing a drainage pond turned into a debate about a possible bicycle/pedestrian...
April 1, 2016 - 12:48pm
March 30, 2016
USS Oklahoma sailor laid to rest in Willow River Cemetery
A funeral service for Chief Petty Officer Duff Gordon was held in Hudson on Wednesday, March 30, more than 74 years after he died aboard the...
March 30, 2016 - 5:21pm
March 29, 2016
County agency publishes dementia caregiving guide
There are approximately 1,200 people who are living with the symptoms of dementia in St. Croix County. It is believed there are many more who...
March 29, 2016 - 10:49am
DNR moves ahead with dam replacement plan
The Department of Natural Resources moved forward last week with plans to replace the Little Falls Lake dam and refill what’s currently an empty basin at Willow River State Park. The announcement represents the final recommendation by the department, which now begins its work with...
March 29, 2016 - 9:54am
March 28, 2016
St. Croix County library funding solution is no solution
Earlier this month, St. Croix County supervisors thought they had worked out a temporary patch for a conflict over funding for municipal libraries. They were wrong. Last week, county attorney Scott Cox told Administration Committee members a 1993 Wisconsin attorney general’s opinion...
March 28, 2016 - 11:13am
March 27, 2016
Van Mele appointed to Town of Troy Board
The Troy Town Board moved to appoint Suzanne Van Mele to fill the position of Supervisor 1 -- a vacant position after the recent death of Sue Warren. The appointment came at the March 17meeting. Van Mele will complete Warren’s term that expires at the time of the next election in...
March 27, 2016 - 10:27am
Stable Hudson kindergarten enrollment seen next year
Preliminary figures predict a relatively stable kindergarten enrollment in Hudson this fall, superintendent Nick Ouellette reported to the School Board last week. After the district's early registration period in February, 305 new students were enrolled in kindergarten for the 2016-17...
March 27, 2016 - 9:16am
March 21, 2016
New Richmond wants to develop county-owned property
In an effort to get the Willow River Bluffs development back on the tax rolls and to allow for a parcel of property to be developed as was its original purpose more than a decade ago, the New Richmond City Council recently approved a resolution asking that St. Croix County sell the...
March 21, 2016 - 8:54am
March 19, 2016
City hires new finance officer
The assistant finance director for the city of Cottage Grove, Minn., will be the city of Hudson’s new finance officer. The City Council on March 7 agreed to hire Brenda Malinowski for the position. She will replace Neil Soltis, who left the city’s employment last November to become...
March 19, 2016 - 8:27am
March 16, 2016
Wisconsin GOP race could still mean something by April 5; Up to 13 inches of snow possible by tomorrow in NW Wisconsin; 13 more state news briefs
It looks like the Democratic presidential race will be settled by the time Wisconsinites vote on April 5, but the GOP race remains in play. Democrat Hillary Clinton won all five states that voted Tuesday although the margin was so slim in Missouri that a recount is possible. CNN estimates...
March 16, 2016 - 8:56am
March 15, 2016
Inattentive drivers involved in crashes that took 94 lives in 2015; Sen. Johnson discloses nephew’s death from heroin; 14 more Wisconsin news stories
Distracted drivers are causing more traffic crashes, deaths and injuries in Wisconsin. The Appleton Post-Crescent reports that 94 people died last year in crashes throughout the state where at least one of the drivers was not paying attention to the road. That's up from 72 deaths...
March 15, 2016 - 7:55am
March 12, 2016
County Board: Loan OKed for $5 million
Although they have asked to borrow $5 million from the State Trust Fund, St. Croix County supervisors voted 15-3 to limit the draw on that loan to $3,707,099. The resolution adopted March 1 says the draw and another $50,000 from the jail improvement fund will be spent this way: $68,530...
March 12, 2016 - 1:44pm