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River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
Vehicle crashes, vaults out of ditch; Hudson driver later arrested
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
Tips lead to arrest in church burglaries; New Richmond man named 'person of interest'
Wisconsin roundup: Meth-related inmates outpace OWI in Eau Claire; man in court on dog-dragging charges; seven more state news stories
crime and courts
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
The Bull never backs down: Former Raider fullback in fight of his life
Carpenter Art Festival returns Aug. 27
Dancing with the Hudson Stars is back again
Hudson Siblings to serve abroad in mission program
WATCH: Looking back at the 2016 St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
arts and entertainment
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/10/16 at Somerset Mini Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 19-16
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cynthia F. Lichty Estate; Case No. 16-PR-61
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
Dale L. Vandenberg, 79
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
August 9, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Polls open in Badger State; Dresser resident charged in St. Paul standoff; eight more state news stories
It's Election Day, but state officials expect only 16-percent of eligible voters to go to the polls. There's at least one primary in six of the eight Wisconsin U.S. House districts, and one contest has drawn national attention -- the First District GOP primary between House Speaker...
August 9, 2016 - 1:11pm
August 8, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: UW-Stout bows to pressure, moves painting; 23-year-old driver receives 40th suspended driving ticket; 11 more state news stories
MENOMONIE -- Administrators at the University of Wisconsin-Stout say the decision to move two 80-year-old paintings wasn't based on political...
August 8, 2016 - 8:44am
August 7, 2016
St. Croix Valley Foundation celebrates 20 years of growth
The St. Croix Valley Foundation has come a long way since it began with a meeting in the basement of a bank in Somerset in 1996. Today the foundation...
August 7, 2016 - 7:52am
August 5, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Pepin County residents warned about whooping cough; Walker appoints Rhoades' successor; 12 more state news stories
DURAND -- Health officials in Pepin County are warning families with children in Durand schools to be on the lookout for whooping cough. Officials say 72 people, most of them students, have been infected with whooping cough since March. Doctors say whooping cough can be deadly to...
August 5, 2016 - 8:45am
August 4, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State's Top 3 Republicans skipping Trump-Pence rally; unsolicited hugger arrested; eight more state news stories
GREEN BAY -- When Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaigns with running mate Mike Pence in Green Bay Friday, he's sure to draw a big crowd, but three powerful state politicians won't be there. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are involved in a mini-feud over endorsements....
August 4, 2016 - 8:56am
August 3, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker considering performance-based funding for UW; Pence to join Trump in Green Bay; seven more state news stories
MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker is still considering performance-based additional funding for the University of Wisconsin System. Just this week the governor said all state agencies should budget based on the idea they would be getting no more state money than they got last year. Walker's...
August 3, 2016 - 10:53am
August 2, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker calls for UW tuition freeze; public schools No. 5 nationally; nine more state news stories
MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker tells all state agencies they should assume there will be zero funding growth for them in the next Wisconsin budget. Those agencies are on the clock, needing to have their proposals to the governor's office by Sept. 15. Walker says he wants to extend...
August 2, 2016 - 11:58am
August 1, 2016
Wayward tuber rescued on Apple River
SOMERSET -- A woman who floated past warning signs ahead of the dam along the Apple River was rescued by a boater last month in the town of Somerset. Somerset Fire Chief Travis Belisle said the 20-year-old woman went past the signs along the river Thursday, July 21, and “ended up...
August 1, 2016 - 9:38am
Wisconsin roundup: Primary turnout slated for 16 percent; voter ID law picked apart by judge; 13 more state news stories
MADISON -- About one of every six Wisconsin adults will vote in the Aug. 9 primaries for congressional, state, and county partisan offices. The state Elections Commission predicts a 16-percent statewide turnout, down from almost 19-and-one-half percent four years ago when there was...
August 1, 2016 - 8:36am
July 28, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Employment in St. Croix, Pierce counties lagging; Dunn County sheriff addresses water deaths; nine more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's local unemployment rates are generally higher than the previous month, but lower than one year ago. According to newly released state figures, all 12 Wisconsin metro areas saw their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates go up from May to June -- but all 12 rates...
July 28, 2016 - 9:29am
July 27, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Rodgers won't dish on 'Bachelorette' brother; Baldwin heralds state's 'cheese, brats and beer' at DNC; eight more state news stories
GREEN BAY -- Aaron Rodgers has always made it a policy to keep his personal and family life out of the public eye as much as possible. So it...
July 27, 2016 - 8:55am
July 26, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Second drowning in 2 days in Dunn County; Wisconsin Dems get warning, pep talk at DNC; nine more state news stories
DOWNSVILLE -- For the second day in a row, a person has drowned on the Red Cedar River in western Wisconsin. Dunn County deputies were called late Monday afternoon to the Downsville boat landing in the town of Dunn. Officials say the man was unconscious when he was pulled from the...
July 26, 2016 - 8:51am
July 25, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State's Dems expect convention to end with unity; no bench experience for Walker's Supreme Court pick; 11 more state news stories
PHILADELPHIA -- Wisconsin Democrats will cast a split vote for president at their party's convention in Philadelphia this week. But by the time it's all over, they expect to be more unified behind Hillary Clinton than Republicans were in giving Donald Trump his send off last week....
July 25, 2016 - 9:18am
July 22, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
CLEVELAND – Gov. Scott Walker says it would have been good for Donald Trump to tone down his rhetoric as he accepted the Republican nomination...
July 22, 2016 - 8:43am
July 21, 2016
A bridge coming together
Stretching over the blue river water, the St. Croix River Crossing is beginning to resemble a bridge. Construction on the 5,000-foot project...
July 21, 2016 - 10:30am