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Former caregiver of Hudson man sentenced to five years in prison
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
crime and courts
Raiders rally to top Arrowhead
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
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
June 29, 2016
State could get $13M to fight heroin, opioids; Walker unsure if he'll speak at RNC; Wisconsin boasting nation's top crops; nine more state news stories
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett supports a proposal in the next federal budget to give Wisconsin up to $13 million to fight heroin and prescription drug abuse. Federal and local officials highlighted the subject during a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. President Barack Obama's...
June 29, 2016 - 8:47am
June 27, 2016
Statewide gas prices dip; state's poverty numbers steady; Wisconsin farmer creates milk aimed at solving digestion issues; nine more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's gas prices continue to range about a dime higher than the national average. The automotive group AAA said the average price across the country for a gallon of regular gas is $2.31. It's $2.42 in the Badger state, which is a drop of seven cents from a week...
June 27, 2016 - 7:05am
June 15, 2016
Conclusion in on UW-Stout student's death; Wisconsin drivers are nation's fourth-worst; winter wheat harvest looks promising; nine more state news stories
MENOMONIE -- Authorities say a University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Minnesota bled to death after a drunken fall through glass on a church marquee in April. Menomonie police issued their report Tuesda) on the death of 22-year-old Rickey Alan Hible of Shakopee, Minn. Hible was...
June 15, 2016 - 10:50am
May 26, 2016
Freak highway incident in Eau Claire; state's corn should be mostly planted soon; wildfire risk plummets; 13 more state news stories
EAU CLAIRE -- A freak incident caused 21 vehicles to have their tires punctured on Interstate 94 near Eau Claire. The State Patrol was told just after 5 p.m. Wednesday that numerous vehicles were getting flat tires -- and it turned out that they all hit a square metal frame made...
May 26, 2016 - 8:08am
May 18, 2016
Court throws out conviction of gun-toting man near Somerset school; Study: State's long-term debt fourth lowest in U.S.; 14 more Wisconsin news briefs
WAUSAU -- A state appeals court has thrown out a loitering ticket against a man walking near a school in St. Croix County while carrying a rifle and a handgun. The Third District appellate court in Wausau ruled Tuesday that 26-year-old Mark Hoffman should have had his case dismissed...
News/crime and courts
May 18, 2016 - 7:56am
May 3, 2016
Wisconsin crop planting lags behind 2015; Dems seek federal review of voter ID law; UW-Madison faculty cast no-confidence vote; eight more state news stories
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Wisconsin farmers are off to a late start in planting their crops compared to one year ago, but it's still earlier than the norm for the past five years. The USDA says 22 percent of the state's corn crop is in the ground -- 9 percent less than this time in 2015,...
May 3, 2016 - 8:03am
March 29, 2016
FFA and ag science students having fun while keeping an eye on the future
The news is all good from Hudson High School’s Department of Agriculture and the school’s recently organized Future Farmers of America chapter....
March 29, 2016 - 3:43am
March 22, 2016
Tim Nixon taking on global issues here at home
Tim Nixon wants you to look around at the natural world, appreciate it for what it is, but understand that it isn’t a resource simply to use...
March 22, 2016 - 10:08am
February 29, 2016
New table grape could last through frigid temps
It takes a hearty soul to live through a typical Wisconsin winter. It takes an even heartier grape to lie dormant through months of snow and...
February 29, 2016 - 9:34am
February 25, 2016
River Falls-grown alfalfa sprouts causing food-borne illnesses, say health officials; 'Sanctuary cities' bill unlikely to pass; 13 more Wisconsin news stories
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of foodborne illness associated with alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts of River Falls, and urged people not to eat the product. The state health department said there seven cases...
February 25, 2016 - 8:20am
February 19, 2016
Assembly wraps up session: OKs voucher tax relief, mental health funding; Mississippi shipping could being by mid-March; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Assembly has finished its business for the year, which means that no more bills can be introduced or changed by the Senate. The Assembly completed its two-year session after midnight by passing dozens of bills, and senators will consider some of them at their...
February 19, 2016 - 8:12am
February 18, 2016
Watchdog group concerned about money in court race; Latino 'milkers' converge on Capitol for rally today; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
WASHINGTON D.C. -- A Washington-based watchdog group is raising red flags over the money that could be funneled into the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. The group "Justice at Stake" said the three candidates in Tuesday's primary raised a combined $1 -million and total spending on TV...
February 18, 2016 - 9:25am
February 15, 2016
UPDATED: Justice Scalia remembered by Abrahamson, Marquette Dean; low turnout expected for Tuesday's primary; plus 14 other news stories from around Wisconsin
As the political debate heats up over his replacement, Justice Antonin Scalia leaves behind vivid memories for Wisconsin legal scholars. Marquette Law School dean Joseph Kearney was a clerk for Scalia in 1995-96 and he called the justice "the most impressive person he ever met." Kearney...
February 15, 2016 - 2:22pm
December 27, 2015
Ag broadcasting icon tells farmers your job will never end, promote it
While farmers need to do a better job of telling others what their occupation means to the country, they shouldn’t harp on the difficulties...
December 27, 2015 - 11:38am
This time, world population growth good for U.S. farmers, claims public TV host
When Mike Pearson predicted that the two billion projected world population growth in the next 50 years is good news for American farmers, an...
December 27, 2015 - 11:31am