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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
Tuber rescued on Apple River in Somerset
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson area struck by power outages as heat turns up; church admits wrongdoing; seven more state news stories
crime and courts
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
Hudson lacrosse to play for state title
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
Carol Johnson, 66
Karen L. Rada, 77
Carol Johnson, 66
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
Frank P. Marino, 74
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 4, 2009
County fair premium books ready
The 2009-10 St. Croix County Fair Premium books have been mailed to all 4-H, open class, senior citizen and school exhibitors who entered in the 2008 St. Croix County Fair. Those participants will find an entry blank with their name and exhibitor number on it in the front of the...
June 4, 2009 - 9:36am
May 27, 2009
St. Croix Co. records first case of H1N1
Public Health officials confirmed St. Croix County's first case of H1N1 novel influenza Wednesday. Already on summer break from school, the child is recovering at home, said a county spokesperson. Public Health officers said the child is from the Hudson area but does not attend school...
May 27, 2009 - 12:49pm
May 8, 2009
Over 50 people apply for county treasurer job
Fifty-three candidates met the May 5 deadline to apply for the position of St. Croix County treasurer. The County Board voted last month to take applications and appoint a treasurer to fill out the term of Cheryl Slind, who is leaving May 29 to take a job with a private software...
May 8, 2009 - 4:54pm
May 5, 2009
St. Croix jail lawsuit settles for $1 million
St. Croix County, its insurer and a company that provided medical services to inmates have agreed to pay $1 million to the family of a 28-year-old man who died in jail. An out-of-court settlement was reached with the family of Brandon Lee Hessler, New Richmond, who died March 18,...
May 5, 2009 - 3:03pm
Washington County has probable H1N1 case, officials say
Washington County Public Health officials announced Tuesday that a probable case of the H1NI influenza virus was identified in a Hugo pre-school. County public health director Lowell Johnson informed county commissioners of the news during their weekly board meeting May 5 and said...
May 5, 2009 - 1:09pm
April 23, 2009
Review: "Off Broadway" play has Midwest flavor
Northern Minnesota is great for fishing, boating, and the stereotyped Minnesotan that America has fallen in love with in such films as "Fargo"...
April 23, 2009 - 1:54am
April 8, 2009
Our View: Sometimes people know what's best
Sometimes citizens have a good vision of how government should operate. That was the case last November when voters overwhelmingly approved a reduction in the number of supervisors on the St. Croix County Board. County officials are currently working hard to redistrict the county....
April 8, 2009 - 9:53am
April 2, 2009
AMENDED SUMMONS: Case No. 09-SC-37
(Pub. April 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN, CIRCUIT COURT, BURNETT COUNTY Case Code: 30301 Voyager Village Property Owners Association, Inc., 28851 Kilkare Road, Danbury, WI 54830, Plaintiff, v. Laura L. Von Holtum, 504 217th Avenue, Somerset, WI 54025, Defendant. ...
April 2, 2009 - 1:26am
March 16, 2009
Unemployment rates soar across region
Local unemployment rates throughout western Wisconsin took a significant jump upward in January, according to figures released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. In January 2008, the unemployment rate in St. Croix County was just 4.7 percent.
March 16, 2009 - 3:07pm
March 12, 2009
North Hudson is losing a county supervisor
The results of a November referendum that reduced the number of St. Croix County Board members will cut North Hudson's representation in half. The North Hudson Board of Trustees mulled over the redistricting plan at its regular March meeting last Tuesday. The referendum reduced...
March 12, 2009 - 1:59am
February 26, 2009
Local Government Meetings
Thursday, Feb. 26 PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE, 7 p.m., Community Room, Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road; public hearing re proposed amendments to Subchapter IV, Section 17.40, Floodplain Overlay District Ordinance: comments and questions from the public will be heard and...
February 26, 2009 - 12:12pm
February 20, 2009
Victims of Trempealeau County fire identified
It took a few days, but authorities have finally identified three people killed in an apartment fire in Independence last Sunday. Officials used dental records, among other things, to identify Ronald Beck Sr., 60, Gerardo Perez, 44, and Humberto Vanegas, 35. Beck was a Vietnam...
February 20, 2009 - 9:26am
February 17, 2009
Death toll climbs in Trempealeau County fire
The death toll is now at three from Sunday's fire that destroyed a landmark apartment building in Independence in western Wisconsin. Police Chief Derrick Vold said a third body was found Monday, as clean-up crews searched the rubble of the Independence Hotel and Tap for more victims....
February 17, 2009 - 9:00am
February 16, 2009
Fire kills two in Trempealeau County
The state fire marshal's office will investigate an apartment blaze that killed two people in the western Wisconsin community of Independence. It started just before 6 a.m. Sunday at the Independence Hotel Tap, a four-story structure that was used mostly for apartments in recent...
February 16, 2009 - 12:00am
February 13, 2009
Barron County horse OK after being pulled from well
A horse in northwest Wisconsin is sore but otherwise OK after falling into a collapsed well. It happened late Wednesday at Cory O'Brien's house near Prairie Farm in Barron County. Authorities said the ground near the well collapsed and the horse fell into the hole. Excavators...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am