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Former Junior Redbirds coach charged with felony child sex crimes
Wisconsin roundup: Wisconsin gets sweltering heat for first day of Fall; and more state news stories
Colorful weekend headed to Afton
UPDATE: Police release identity of woman found dead in Hudson
Wisconsin roundup: Budget vetoes eliminate judicial council, education board; 7 more state news stories
crime and courts
Runners sweep RL Invite
Trinity Academy XC starts strong
Raiders set for BRC Golf Tourney
Tennis handed first BRC loss
Raider spikers stretch streak to six
Crowning Achievements Pageant set for Nov. 4
UW-River Falls Dairy Farm Safety Symposium to be held at World Dairy Expo Oct. 5
Fall colors, flavors and fun at Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival
Family Resource Center offers fall groups for St. Croix Valley families
Cottage Grove family rallies around teen’s cancer fight
arts and entertainment
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
Betty Ann Tynes, 88
Peter E. Todd, 94
Harold R. Olson, 89
James King (Kingfish)
Library column: Banned books at the library
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
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September 6, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Panel votes for Supreme Court to hear all Foxconn appeals; 7 more state news stories
MADISON — The State Supreme Court would hear all appeals of cases involving Foxconn, as part of a $3 billion state incentive package for the...
September 6, 2017 - 10:25am
July 27, 2017
Lawmakers seek to solve Murr property dispute through legislation
Donna Murr said last month that she's not giving up the fight. After the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Murr and her family that laws...
July 27, 2017 - 2:29pm
March 21, 2017
Nation's high court hears St. Croix County case (w/video)
Two side-by-side parcels of St. Croix County land were the focus of legal, practical and spirited debate Monday when the case went before the...
March 21, 2017 - 1:48pm
March 7, 2017
Two men charged with smuggling cigarettes over MN-WI border
Two Illinois men accused of smuggling unmarked cigarettes over state lines face felony charges in Washington County. Mohammad Abdul Majid and...
March 7, 2017 - 3:15pm
February 13, 2017
Nunez sentenced to life without parole
A St. Croix County judge on Monday sentenced Cristian D. Nunez to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Nunez, the 38-year-old convicted...
February 13, 2017 - 4:52pm
January 10, 2017
Supreme Court turns down Ventura appeals
WASHINGTON—U.S. Supreme Court justices reject former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's attempt to restore a $1.8 million award an appeals court gave him. Without comment, justices said on Monday, Jan. 9, they would not change a federal appeals court decision that erased a lower...
January 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
November 30, 2016
Foot chase in Roberts leads to arrest, charges
A western Wisconsin man was arrested after allegedly leading officers on a foot chase for nearly a mile Tuesday in Roberts. According to the...
November 30, 2016 - 3:23pm
November 21, 2016
Wetterling killer sentenced to 20 years in prison
MINNEAPOLIS—Danny Heinrich, the man who confessed to killing Jacob Wetterling almost three decades ago, was sentenced to 20 years in prison...
November 21, 2016 - 11:33am
November 17, 2016
Wisconsin judge denies motion to keep 'Making a Murderer' nephew in prison
A federal judge in Wisconsin on Wednesday, Nov. 16, denied a motion aimed at stopping the release of Brendan Dassey, who was imprisoned for life for helping his uncle kill a freelance photographer in 2005 in a case spotlighted in the Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer." Dassey,...
November 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
October 21, 2016
Wisconsin man pleads guilty to supporting Islamic State
A Wisconsin man who had traveled to Turkey and Syria in 2014 to join the Islamic State militant group has pleaded guilty of attempting to support...
October 21, 2016 - 9:23am
September 6, 2016
UPDATE: Danny Heinrich admits to abduction, killing of Jacob Wetterling
MINNEAPOLIS — Danny Heinrich, the man who led authorities to the remains of Jacob Wetterling, admitted in U.S. District Court Tuesday, Sept....
September 6, 2016 - 1:55pm
Jacob Wetterling suspect Danny Heinrich appearing in court today
MINNEAPOLIS — Danny Heinrich, the man who led authorities to the remains of Jacob Wetterling, is expected to appear in U.S. District Court...
September 6, 2016 - 11:40am
May 30, 2016
Ten years - and counting; drug court addresses tough issues
The members of St. Croix County’s drug court don’t shy away from the tough stuff. “These are incredibly challenging cases,” said Liesl Nelson, attorney manager for the state Public Defender’s Office, and one of several officials who serve on the drug court. The participants...
May 30, 2016 - 11:56am
May 26, 2016
Court of Appeals throws out gun-toting man's conviction in county
WAUSAU -- Last week a state appeals court threw out a St. Croix County conviction of a man arrested for walking near a Somerset school while carrying a loaded semi-automatic rifle on his back and a loaded handgun on his hip. The District III Court of Appeals ruled that Judge Scott...
May 26, 2016 - 10:42am
May 22, 2016
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
More than three years ago, former Star-Observer and Rivertowns Publisher Steve Dzubay decided to stand up for open records and the right of the public to access information that he and this newspaper felt should rightfully be placed in the public realm. Last week, three judges who...
May 22, 2016 - 11:46am