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Hudson officer’s resignation followed misconduct
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
Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
A bridge coming together
It’s not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
crime and courts
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
A good time to be a monster musky
U9 soccer champs in Chaska
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
RiverFest celebrates the St. Croix in Hudson
Daybreak Rotary names two essay winners
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: Case No. 16-Cv-260, Brian Eggert II
FORECLOSURE: FNC Bank v. Eric J. Frank, et al; Case No. 15-CV-530
PROBATE ORDER: Clark G. Anderson Estate; Case No. 16-PR-48
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Ethelyn Rose Callahan Estate; Case No. 16PR49
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cary J. Halverson Estate: Case No. 16PR45
Donna M. Schultz, 88
Carol Johnson, 66
Karen L. Rada, 77
Carol Johnson, 66
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
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
June 5, 2015
'Walker's Act 10 for higher ed': Regents expected to decide future of tenure Friday; free fishing, state park admission this weekend; 9 more Wisconsin news stories
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents will vote today on a proposal to have them determine the fate of the university's long-standing tenure protections for faculty members. Thursday in Milwaukee, a board committee endorsed a last-minute budget item from the Legislature's...
June 5, 2015 - 9:06am
June 2, 2015
UW junior college chancellor survives 'no confidence' vote; experts differ on 20-week abortion rule impact; 10 more Wisconsin stories
MILWAUKEE -- UW Colleges' chancellor Cathy Sandeen has survived a no-confidence vote against her. About a-third of the faculty who were eligible to vote had supported the no-confidence referendum by the time it ended last Friday. One-hundred-six yes votes were tallied at the 13...
June 2, 2015 - 9:31am
May 29, 2015
Walker mute on proposed 'life experience' teacher initiative; WDNR likely to lose 80 jobs; 10 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker is not saying whether he'll support a state budget proposal to certify teachers who don't have bachelor's degrees. In January, Walker said he wanted to let college graduates with "real-life experience" pass competency tests to get three-year licenses...
May 29, 2015 - 10:31am
May 27, 2015
Hearings begin on controversial UW System cuts, Bucks' arena deal; freak car-deer crash kills passenger in passing vehicle; 9 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- As usual, the Wisconsin Legislature's finance panel has saved the most controversial decisions for the final week of its state budget review -- which was to begin Wednesday. Lawmakers have discussed reducing Gov. Scott Walker's $300 million cut in state funds for the U-W...
May 27, 2015 - 8:55am
May 12, 2015
Budget proposal on tuition reciprocity could mean nearly $500,000 to UW-RF; Extension offices brace for staff reductions; 10 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- A long-running tuition agreement at the universities of Wisconsin and Minnesota was to be discussed Tuesday by the legislative finance committee in Madison. The Joint Finance panel will decide whether the University of Wisconsin can start negotiating the agreement, in...
May 12, 2015 - 9:13am
May 11, 2015
Knudson-Tiffany sponsored bill for local road tax moves forward; Lake City man dies after Dunn Co. UTV mishap; 10 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- Local communities could charge their own sales taxes for transportation, under a bill proposed by Republicans in both houses of the state Legislature. Hazelhurst Senator Tom Tiffany and Hudson Representative Dean Knudson are proposing an optional half-percent sales tax...
May 11, 2015 - 9:30am
May 8, 2015
UPDATE: Walker hints he won't embrace a hike in car registration fees; Badger thriftiness confirmed by new federal study; more state news
MILWAUKEE -- Gov. Scott Walker appears to have ruled out higher vehicle registration fees to help reduce his budget plan to borrow $1.3 billion for road work. At an appearance in Milwaukee late Thursday, the Walker said motorists would not have a choice in paying the extra fees and...
May 8, 2015 - 3:42pm
May 5, 2015
Educators take issue with bill to require pre-graduation civics test; DOJ asks judge to toss Abrahamson lawsuit; 8 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- Educators are speaking out against a bill to require Wisconsin students to pass the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test before they can graduate. The Assembly State Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday on the bill, proposed by freshman Republican...
May 5, 2015 - 9:20am
May 4, 2015
UPDATED: Baldwin woman among 4 killed in weekend 'cycle crashes; fifth Barron Co. turkey flock struck by avian flu; 9 more Wisconsin stories
A sunny weekend turned tragic for at least four Wisconsin motorcyclists who were killed in various crashes. Three of the reported deaths occurred in the northwest quarter of the state. In Polk County, officials said Susan Dewaele, 45, of Baldwin was a passenger on a motorcycle that...
May 4, 2015 - 4:25pm
April 30, 2015
Abrahamson bumped from leadership chair by conservative Roggensack; dead waterfowl unrelated to avian flu outbreak say Iowa officials; 11 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority replaced Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson with one of their own Wednesday. Pat Roggensack received four votes in an e-mail ballot, on the same day that election officials certified results of the statewide referendum...
April 30, 2015 - 8:46am
April 29, 2015
Amended 70 mph freeway speed rule advances; CUB fights to keep funding; girls BB coach sought on sex charges flees; 10 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Senate's Transportation Committee is expected to vote Thursday on a compromise bill to raise the speed limit to 70 mph on freeways with traditional on- and off ramps. The Assembly voted 76- to 22 last month to raise the state's top speed limit from 65- to...
April 29, 2015 - 9:01am
April 28, 2015
Healthy Homes and Garden Gig at Badlands May 16
St. Croix County HCE (Home Community Education) is hosting their second HEALTHY HOMES AND GARDENS GIG on Saturday, May 16, at the Badlands Sno-park...
April 28, 2015 - 12:33pm
April 27, 2015
Lawmaker again presses for tougher first-time OWI penalties; field work in high-gear this week; 10 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- A Wisconsin lawmaker will try again to approve a major crackdown on drunk driving. Assembly Republican Jim Ott of Mequon says he'll introduce seven bills -- including one that forces first-time Operating While Intoxicated offenders to appear in court. Other lawmakers...
April 27, 2015 - 9:20am
April 24, 2015
Second Barron Co. flock stricken by bird flu, some exports suspended; taxpayers won't be funding Walker's travels; 9 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- State agricultural officials said Thursday that a flock of 90,000 turkeys in Barron County will be destroyed following the detection of H5 avian influenza. This is the sixth case in Wisconsin and the second in Barron County. While lethal to domestic poultry, the strain...
April 24, 2015 - 9:22am
April 23, 2015
Ex-con nabbed in 'Dells casino after 10-month flight; majority of Wisconsinites don't favor Walker presidential run; 9 more state stories
WISCONSIN DELLS -- Eric Hall, the man who allegedly stole an SUV and burglarized two River Falls businesses as part of a multi-county crime spree, has finally been captured. Hall, who has been wanted for numerous crimes throughout Wisconsin since being released from prison last June...
April 23, 2015 - 9:02am