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Body discovered along St. Croix River in Hudson
Seniors win Hudson Powder Puff game
Rural areas continue to see higher rates of impaired driving
Impaired in the north country: Chronic drunken drivers plague Minn., Wis. roads
Wisconsin roundup: Lawmakers could act on concealed weapons without permits; 9 more state news stories
crime and courts
Trinity Academy XC starts strong
Raiders set for BRC Golf Tourney
Tennis handed first BRC loss
Raider spikers stretch streak to six
Soccer snaps four game skid
Family Resource Center offers fall groups for St. Croix Valley families
Cottage Grove family rallies around teen’s cancer fight
United Way kicks off 2017 'We Fight for Strong Communities' campaign
Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival set for Sept. 23-24
Dam Days honors volunteers and 50 years
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Donis L. Cullum Estate; Case No. 17PR87
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Equal Opportunity Housing Notice
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Proposals- Crossing Trail Head- Well Construction
NOTICE and ORDER of HEARING: 9/21/17, Case No. 17TP24, Terminate Parental Rights
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION: MHC Paradise Landing, LLC
Peter E. Todd, 94
Harold R. Olson, 89
James King (Kingfish)
Betty Ann Tynes, 88
Column: New bridge begins new chapter
Pastoral Reflections column: 'Image-Bearers'
Letters: Hypocrisy of their words; Not fair to feature only public schools
Bill Rubin: Economic impact of friday night lights ... priceless
Foxconn: An Exciting Opportunity for Wisconsin
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April 17, 2017
Man, 56, killed after motorcycle strikes cow on Pierce County road
A western Wisconsin man was killed Saturday after the motorcycle he was driving struck a cow on a county road in the town of Rock Elm. The Pierce...
April 17, 2017 - 7:55am
April 13, 2017
Star Prairie, River Falls residents involved in Ellsworth-area crash
Two people were injured Wednesday after a two-vehicle crash in rural Ellsworth. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said 37-year-old Boyceville...
April 13, 2017 - 1:54pm
April 11, 2017
Update: Authorities ID motorcyclist injured in rural Star Prairie
A western Wisconsin man was airlifted from St. Croix County last weekend after a motorcycle crash just north of the county line. Polk County...
April 11, 2017 - 9:18am
April 7, 2017
UPDATE: Minivan driver in bus crash in critical condition Monday
A western Wisconsin woman was critically injured Friday morning after her minivan crashed into an Ellsworth School District bus near Bay City....
April 7, 2017 - 2:02pm
April 6, 2017
Driver strikes St. Paul parrot sanctuary
ST. PAUL—A man drove into a St. Paul building that houses a parrot sanctuary, filling the interior with natural gas, damaging a wall and leaving parrots' cages smashed, according to police and the organization. No people or birds were injured in the Tuesday morning crash, although...
April 6, 2017 - 11:00am
April 3, 2017
UPDATE: Pedestrian critically injured after River Falls highway crash
A River Falls man remained in critical condition Tuesday after being struck by a semi-trailer one day earlier on Highway 35. River Falls Deputy...
April 3, 2017 - 12:30pm
St. Croix County crash leaves man, 33, dead
A Star Prairie man died Sunday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash two days earlier in rural St. Croix County. The St. Croix County...
April 3, 2017 - 10:09am
February 27, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Walker pitches state's insurance-for-poor plan to Trump; 3 more die in snowmobile crashes; 10 more state news stories
WASHINGTON — Gov. Scott Walker says the nation should adopt Wisconsin's program for giving health insurance to the poor. Walker and other governors met with President Donald Trump and his health secretary in Washington during the weekend, and the replacing of Obamacare was said...
February 27, 2017 - 8:34am
February 13, 2017
Man, towed by snowmobile, injured in Pierce County while skipping over open water
A Baldwin man was hospitalized Sunday after slamming into ice near open water while being pulled by a snowmobile in rural Spring Valley. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified the man was 34-year-old John Polk of Baldwin. He was taken by Spring Valley ambulance to Regions...
February 13, 2017 - 9:24am
February 6, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Walker K-12 funding proposal stokes re-election suspicions; meteor fireball spotted; 11 more state news stories
MADISON – Gov.Scott Walker is proposing a big boost in state funding for K-12 education. This comes two years after the Republican cut school funding. This time he is calling for a $649 million increase. That is an additional $200 of spending per pupil in each of the next two years....
February 6, 2017 - 9:55am
January 30, 2017
UPDATE: New Richmond teen dies in weekend accident
A New Richmond teen died and injuries were suffered by three others in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning, Jan. 29, on 170th Avenue...
January 30, 2017 - 11:13am
December 14, 2016
UPDATE 12/15: Woman killed in Monday's I-94 crash was wearing seat belt, authorities say
UPDATE 12/15 Cheryl Gromacki, 65, of Brookfield was wearing a seat belt when her Chevy Equinox crossed the median and struck two vehicles Dec....
December 14, 2016 - 1:24pm
December 12, 2016
Runaway horse-drawn wagon ride in central Minn. injures driver, passengers
WILLMAR, Minn. — A festive Christmas light celebration Saturday, Dec. 10, near Willmar had a tragic end when several passengers and the driver of horse-drawn wagon were injured after the horses got spooked and ran for about a mile before crashing in a yard. The passengers had...
December 12, 2016 - 9:13am
October 26, 2016
2016 story: Freeway crash involved Hudson motorist, semi, third vehicle
Editor's note: This story was published October 2016.
October 26, 2016 - 2:48pm
October 24, 2016
UPDATE: Teen crash victim reportedly swerved to avoid motorist on cellphone
A Beldenville girl killed in a crash last week swerved off the road to avoid being struck by another motorist on her cellphone, according to new information released Monday by St. Croix County authorities. The victim, identified by the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office as 16-year-old...
October 24, 2016 - 9:04am