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CITY OF HUDSON: 12/16/14 Special Council Meeting Minutes
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June 13, 2013
Update: Investigation continues into boat crash that killed 1, injured 2
An investigation may determine why, but what's known is that a speedboat driver on the St. Croix River somehow lost his bearings. Instead of...
news / accidents / outdoors
June 13, 2013 - 9:46am
Wisconsin's population is aging; big storm drops rain, damages Wal-Mart roof; more state news
If you think you're seeing fewer young people in Wisconsin, you're right. The U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday that 14.4 percent of the state's population was 65 or older as of last July. That's just less than one percent more than in the 2010 Census. Wisconsin had an estimated...
news / politics / outdoors
June 13, 2013 - 6:57am
June 7, 2013
Loaner life jackets at Lakefront Park in Hudson, courtesy of DNR grant
If you forgot enough life jackets or don't have a throw-type flotation device on board when you launch into the St. Croix River at Lakefront Park in Hudson, have no fear. A new life jacket loaner station went up over the Memorial Day weekend. Boaters may borrow a PFD in a variety...
news / outdoors
June 7, 2013 - 12:19pm
Cong. Sensenbrenner -Patriot Act author - says NSA surveillance goes too far; Assembly votes to uphold new laws in dispute, more state news
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin House Republican Jim Sensenbrenner - who wrote the U.S.A. Patriot Act soon after 9-11 - said the secret surveillance...
news / outdoors / business / politics
June 7, 2013 - 9:10am
June 5, 2013
DNR continues bear investigation
With the help of reward donations, the DNR continues to investigate the shooting death of a black bear near Star Prairie while it was apparently hibernating. DNR Warden Paul Sickman said a total of $1,750 has been put up including $500 from Star Prairie Fish and Game, $500 from...
sports / outdoors
June 5, 2013 - 11:54am
Our View: Reminder of safety rules for summer swimming
Tragic accidents happen quickly. Drowning often occurs with many people, including adults, in and around swimming pools and beaches. Recent research by Johnson & Johnson shows that 88 percent of children who drowned were under adult supervision and that parents are overconfident...
opinion / editorials / outdoors
June 5, 2013 - 11:39am
Joint Finance deal boosts school aids, cuts taxes; provision gives tax break for private school tuition, more state briefs
MADISON -- The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee is expected to take its final votes Wednesday on the new state budget. Majority Republicans...
news / business / politics / outdoors
June 5, 2013 - 8:38am
May 29, 2013
New book features day hiking trails
PRESCOTT--Prescott receives prominent billing in the latest recreational guidebook to Northwest Wisconsin, "Headin' to the Cabin: Day Hiking Trails of Northwest Wisconsin," by Rob Bignell. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin counties. And while not in...
outdoors / life
May 29, 2013 - 1:13pm
Reward boosted to $1,750 for bear death information
The reward for information leading to the arrest of individuals involved in the killing of a bear has grown. Several organizations and individuals have added to the initial $500 reward, and now the incentive stands at $1,750. On or about February 24, conservation wardens with the...
May 29, 2013 - 8:35am
May 23, 2013
Late spring, more walleyes prompt lawmaker to back off funding threat affecting tribes; Milwaukee falls to 30th largest U.S. city; more state briefs
MADISON -- The vice-chairman of the State Building Commission backed off Wednesday on a threat to withhold a $250,000 in grant money for the Lac du Flambeau Indian tribe. Assembly Republican Dean Kaufert of Neenah said a few weeks ago that he wanted to pull back funding that the...
news / politics / business / outdoors
May 23, 2013 - 10:01am
May 20, 2013
Summer, kids, fishing, it's all good and it's on Perch Lake
The St. Croix Sportsman's Alliance will sponsor a free kids fishing contest on Saturday afternoon, June 8, at Homestead Parklands on Perch Lake, north of Willow River State Park, from 3-5:15 p.m. The fishing contest is open to children of all ages. Sign up at Fishingcontest Vehicle...
sports / outdoors
May 20, 2013 - 4:18pm
Panel will decide on DNA-collection question, 'double-dipping'; house explosion levels one- damages five near Eau Claire; more state news
MADISON -- A legislative panel will decide on Thursday whether the new state budget should let police collect DNA samples from people who have not been convicted of felonies. The governor and attorney general want to expand the state's DNA database which police use to find suspects...
news / politics / outdoors / business
May 20, 2013 - 10:29am
May 17, 2013
Goliath Challenge set for Saturday
The second annual Goliath Challenge, a 5K obstacle race, is Saturday, May 18, at the Badlands Snopark in Hudson to raise funds for Feed My Starving...
outdoors / life
May 17, 2013 - 7:59am
May 16, 2013
St. Croix parks to have open house, state parks plan free days
St. Croix County will host a County Parks Open House Day Sunday, June 2, for all park visitors. The Open House Day offers free vehicle admission for all visitors into the county's three staffed parks - Glen Hills Park, Troy Beach and Homestead Parklands on Perch Lake. (Additional...
outdoors / life
May 16, 2013 - 10:24am
May 15, 2013
UPDATED(4:20 p.m.) Hotline established for individuals affected by Germann Road fire
GORDON -- The Department of Natural Resources has established a hotline which residents potentially impacted by the Germann Road Fire in Douglas County can call to learn about the status of their homes and property. The phone number, 715-376-4185, will connect residents directly...
news / outdoors
May 15, 2013 - 3:07pm