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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: 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
Sniffing out a winner: Regional K-9 trials to be held in Hudson
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
November 29, 2013
20 years later, Jane Neumann's death remains a mystery, family suspects husband
Nov. 22 marks the 20th anniversary of Jane Neumann’s death in her Trout Brook Road home. Her husband, Jim, said it was a suicide. Her family...
News/crime and courts
November 29, 2013 - 9:16am
June 5, 2013
Prescott man robbed at knifepoint in Newport
NEWPORT - Police say a man was robbed at knifepoint last week after he went to a secluded area of Newport to meet another male for sex. Police...
June 5, 2013 - 10:48am
April 2, 2013
Roggensack, Evers re-elected to state posts
In state races, incumbent Pat Roggensack was re-elected to the Justice of the Supreme Court and incumbent Tony Evers was re-elected to the post of State Superintendent of Public Instruction. With 75 percent of the votes counted, Roggensack led Ed Fallone 359,444 to 265,748 in the...
April 2, 2013 - 10:27pm
March 29, 2013
Schools take heat for segregated classrooms
The ACLU has sent complaints to the U.S. Department of Education about three Wisconsin schools which separated boys and girls into single-sex classrooms. The group's Wisconsin chapter is asking if Riverview Middle School in Barron and Robinson and McLenegan Elementary Schools in...
March 29, 2013 - 11:59am
March 21, 2013
Parents cited for underage-drinking party
A Pewaukee couple and their teenage son will pay a total of $2,700 in fines for hosting a youth party that resulted in three alcohol-related traffic deaths. Scott and Charlene Wetzel and their 18-year-old son Jason were initially given 26 citations by Waukesha County District Attorney...
March 21, 2013 - 10:52am
March 14, 2013
Citizen Police Academy starts March 26
The seventh Hudson Police Department Citizen Police Academy will begin on Tuesday, March 26 at the department. The nine-week course will be held Tuesday nights from 6-9 p.m. and is open to the public, age 18 and over. Participants will learn about crime scene investigation and evidence...
March 14, 2013 - 1:05pm
March 13, 2013
Man tries to return printer containing fake money
Police say a printer a 37-year-old West Bend man tried to return to a Walmart store contained a sheet of paper with two photocopied $100 bills. Lake Hallie police say they found three more fake $100 bills when they arrested the suspect. He was also wanted on burglary and armed robbery...
March 13, 2013 - 3:23pm
Wolf hunt draws lawsuit
The Humane Society of the United States filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Washington D.C. against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as the Interior Department. The lawsuit asks courts to put Upper Midwest grey wolves back on the federal endangered species list. It said...
February 13, 2013 - 11:35am
Legislators debate drunk-driving penalties
Two GOP state legislators are pressing on with their clampdown on drunk driving - even though some lawmakers have balked at the cost of handling those offenders. Assembly Republican Jim Ott of Mequon and Senate finance chair Alberta Darling of River Hills are promoting a half dozen...
February 13, 2013 - 11:33am
January 30, 2013
Court sides with clinic in birth-control suit
A state appeals court says a health-care clinic does not have to pay the cost to raise the child of Austin Mernick and Shelby Nell after the facility mistakenly gave the woman pre-natal vitamins instead of birth-control pills. Omernick and Nell said the West Bend Clinic was solely...
January 30, 2013 - 3:37pm
January 23, 2013
Flu threatens wheels of justice
At one point Jan. 23, people out walking in the Dodge County seat of Juneau were not just cold - they could have been rounded up for jury duty. The flu caused a shortage of jurors for a trial, so Circuit Judge Brian Pfitzinger wanted the sheriff to find six jurors in the street...
January 23, 2013 - 3:35pm
January 19, 2013
Glasbrenner to talk about wrongful conviction
On Saturday, Jan. 25, Audrey Glasbrenner Edmunds will be at Chapter 2 Books on Second Street to talk about her book "It Happened to Audrey," which she co-authored with Jill Wellington. In 1995 Edmunds, a Hudson High School graduate and former Pepper Fest queen, was living near Madison...
January 19, 2013 - 11:37am
January 9, 2013
Newspaper wins open-records case
January 9, 2013 - 11:38am
January 4, 2013
Jan. 4, 2013: Pot suspect eats the evidence
Police in suburban Milwaukee say a man pulled over with marijuana in his car apparently tried to hide the evidence by eating the pot. The 26 year old Germantown man was pulled over Dec. 30 because his vehicle had expired license plates. Officers with the Village of Jackson police...
January 4, 2013 - 11:51am
December 26, 2012
Schools ask U.S. Supreme Court asked to review church-state decision
The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether two Brookfield high schools violated the Constitution when they held graduation ceremonies in a large church. The Elmbrook School District has filed a petition asking the justices to consider a federal appeals court ruling...
December 26, 2012 - 12:20pm