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Hudson police reports: Upset Sprint customer, stolen moped, and more
Apparent CO poisoning on St. Croix River leaves 1 dead, 2 hospitalized
Amish teens injured after SUV rear-ends horse-drawn buggy in St. Croix County
RJ Meats adds meat vending machine
Wisconsin roundup: State budget deal won't be reached in time; 9 more state news stories
crime and courts
Finding her stroke
Hudson tied for first in SCVBL North
Former Stillwater hockey coach Phil Housley named coach of NHL's Buffalo Sabres
Tripicchio repeat Academic All-American
St. Croix Riverway book sketches modern history
Global partners to speak at Faith Community Church
Hudson brings talent to Minnesota film
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
Dairy Breakfast draws record crowd
Local authors release new novels at Belle Vinez Winery
arts and entertainment
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Letters to the Editor (June 21, 2017)
Letters to the Editor
Viewpoint: Don't sell SCEMS to Lakeview Ambulance
Summer means road construction
Viewpoint: Time to get on board with public transportation in St. Croix County
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December 28, 2016
River Falls, town of Troy at odds over annexation
A legal battle is underway in St. Croix County over a piece of farmland annexed by River Falls that town of Troy officials argue was an illegal action. The town filed a lawsuit in September alleging the annexation of 292 acres of land, which doesn’t share a border with River Falls,...
December 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
December 20, 2016
Focus in Troy: Park activities; enforcement patrol; baseball deal
The Cove Boat Ramp continues to have activity, according to Jill Berke, who spoke on the Park Board agenda before the Troy Town Board last Thursday. Buckthorn has continued to be an invasive plant problem, Berke said, so the park board has awarded the project of removing the buckthorn...
December 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Wisconsin roundup: Walker supports Constitutional Convention renewed proposal would reduce child support paid by the wealthy; and 11 state news stories
MADISON — There's more talk in Wisconsin about a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. Republican Gov. Scott Walker was asked about it during a recent telephone town hall meeting. Despite disagreements from some law professors, Walker says he's convinced a convention could...
December 20, 2016 - 11:09am
December 18, 2016
Area resident appointed to state board
Ronald Jansen is gearing up to serve on his third state board after a new appointment by Gov. Scott Walker to the Wisconsin Council on Physical Disabilities. Jansen will serve a two-year term on the council as he is filling a newly vacant position. The council’s mission includes...
December 18, 2016 - 8:00am
December 16, 2016
Wisconsin round up: Wisconsin has nation's second largest improvement in health rankings; Standoff with shots fired ends with suspect's death; and 11 more state news stories
MINNETONKA, Minn. -- Wisconsin is the nation's 20th healthiest state, according to the annual "America's Health Rankings" from the United Health Foundation. The Badger State rose four spots from last year, tied for the nation's second largest increase in its overall rank -- but UW-Madison...
December 16, 2016 - 8:57am
December 15, 2016
State Board approves recreation plan despite lawsuit; former juror to be questioned for alleged improper behavior; and 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- The state Natural Resources Board has voted to allow off road motorcycle riding and model rockets at a nature area, despite a lawsuit to ban those activities. The board voted 7-0 Wednesday for a master plan at the Sauk Prairie State Recreation area, on the site of the...
December 15, 2016 - 9:31am
December 14, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Wisconsin plunges into the deep freeze; state bill would require drug tests for certain high school students; and 10 more state news stories
Unlike Tuesday morning, it's above zero everywhere in Wisconsin. But forecasters say the respite won't last long as another round of arctic air pushes its way into the Badger State Wednesday. By Thursday morning, lows are supposed to get down to 15 below with wind chills as cold...
December 14, 2016 - 9:46am
December 9, 2016
Finance committee asks for more info on drug investigator position
The Hudson police department’s new drug investigator position will spend more time in development after the finance committee voted to send it to public safety on Monday night. Police Chief Marty Jensen presented the committee with proposed benchmarks for the position. They included...
December 9, 2016 - 3:00pm
December 1, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: UW System chancellors seeking more funding; hand recounts for majority of counties; 8 more state news stories
OSHKOSH -- After absorbing budget cuts in 10 of the last 12 years, chancellors in the University of Wisconsin System are hoping lawmakers will give them a little more money this time. The system is asking for an additional $42 million from the state. UW Madison Chancellor Rebecca...
December 1, 2016 - 11:06am
EMS, police create last minute changes for 2017 budget
With the City of Hudson currently negotiating with the Hudson Hospital over EMS services, the Hudson Common Council voted to remove five months...
December 1, 2016 - 7:00am
November 24, 2016
Town of St. Joseph approves 2017 budget
The Town of St. Joseph approved the proposed 2017 budget of $2,146,262 at the Town Board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The accepted budget is an increase of 1.56 percent from the 2016 budget of $2,113,243. Fifty-one electors, residents of the township, attended a public hearing and...
November 24, 2016 - 4:00pm
November 21, 2016
Public safety committee looking to develop run ordinance
Walks, runs and races in the City of Hudson may soon face more regulation as the public safety committee develops an ordinance on the events. Police Chief Marty Jensen is working on the ordinance which will appear at subsequent meetings as it develops. The ordinance could include...
November 21, 2016 - 7:00am
November 18, 2016
Openings filled on public utilities, library board
The City of Hudson Common Council appointed Pat Nolan to the public utilities commission and Paul Berning to the library board Monday night at a regular meeting of the council. Both appointments came upon recommendation from Mayor Rich O’Connor. O’Connor said Nolan was well-versed...
November 18, 2016 - 4:00pm
November 9, 2016
Trump heads for White House after stunning defeat of Clinton
Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential election, ending eight...
November 9, 2016 - 8:36am
November 6, 2016
DA Johnson retires after more than 25 years on the job
Eric Johnson has been the district attorney for 32 years, 27 as the top prosecutor in St. Croix County. That makes him the longest serving DA...
November 6, 2016 - 8:00am