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Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
New Richmond man charged in connection with church burglaries
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
Woman charged with threat to officer
Wisconsin roundup: State's cows remain among top producers; Wisconsin nurse says kids need 10 hours of slumber; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
The Bull never backs down: Former Raider fullback in fight of his life
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
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
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
Jennell Bond, 30
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
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
crime and courts
September 18, 2014
Poll shows Walker, Burke still neck and neck; Congressional committee hears testimony regarding St. Croix GM accident; 11 more Wisconsin stories
A new poll shows that Gov. Scott Walker is still in a dead heat with his Democratic challenger Mary Burke. That’s got Walker's biggest financial supporters pumping out more ad money. The National Rifle Association and a Wisconsin arm of the Republican Governors Association are...
September 18, 2014 - 9:30am
September 15, 2014
Pepin man, toddler die when trench collapses; DOT begins process to provide ID cards for November election; 11 more state news items
A man and a toddler were killed over the weekend when a trench collapsed in far western Wisconsin. Pepin County authorities said John Unser, 56, and two-year-old Macin Finstuen fell into a six ft. deep trench on Saturday at a home-building site in the town of Arkansaw. A third...
September 15, 2014 - 8:56am
September 11, 2014
DOT offers help getting voter ID’s without birth certificates; Burke campaign hangs on to donation from man who owes $40,000 in back taxes; More Wisconsin news
State officials say they've come up with a system to make sure voters who need photo ID's can get them without having to pay for proof of their existence. Starting Monday, those who need ID cards but don't have the required birth certificates can supply their information at Department...
September 11, 2014 - 9:05am
September 4, 2014
Thunderstorm watch continues; Democratic chairwoman: Walker gives women ‘back of his hand’; More Wisconsin news
Parts of far northwest Wisconsin remained under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 a.m. this morning after the region had hailstorms last evening. The National Weather Service said Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer and Price counties were hit between 6:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Tennis-ball-sized...
September 4, 2014 - 9:21am
August 13, 2014
Minnesota man drowns attempting to swim St. Croix River; ‘Get-a-gun’ sheriff wins Milwaukee primary; 11 more state news briefs
Minnesota authorities have released the name of a man who drowned just before he could finish swimming across the St. Croix River and back. Chisago County sheriff's deputies said the body of Devin Johnson, 28, of Harris, Minn., was pulled from the water Saturday night near Rush...
August 13, 2014 - 9:37am
August 7, 2014
Lightning strike claims second Oconto County man; Milwaukee firm uncovered Russian cyber gang’s theft of email addresses; 11 more state news items
A second person has died from a lightning strike in northeast Wisconsin. Oconto County authorities said Wednesday that Christopher Wold, 31, of Morgan died from his injuries. That was after Brad Cox, 27, of Abrams was found electrocuted at the scene Sunday. Authorities said...
August 7, 2014 - 10:15am
July 23, 2014
Wisconsin takes wait-and-see stance on Obamacare court decisions; Governor candidate suggests park rather than Gogebic mine; More state news
Gov. Scott Walker's office says it will not rush to create Wisconsin's own health care marketplace to preserve tax subsidies that were placed in doubt yesterday. A federal appeals court in Washington said the federal subsidies in the Affordable Care Act apply only to 14 states...
July 23, 2014 - 9:41am
Rising waters close Stillwater lift bridge; Group sets goal of screening teens for drug problems; 12 more state news briefs
Thousands of western Wisconsin commuters are finding other ways to get to work in the Twin Cities this morning. The Stillwater Lift Bridge will be closed indefinitely after a new flood warning was posted on the St. Croix River on the border between Wisconsin and Minnesota. It's...
June 23, 2014 - 9:16am
June 20, 2014
Walker defends himself against 'criminal scheme' charges; Minnesota reopens income tax reciprocity talks; More state briefs
Gov. Scott Walker went on national TV this morning to continue his denials of wrongdoing after 250 court documents were released yesterday afternoon. In the documents John Doe prosecutors wrote that Walker was at the center of a “criminal scheme” connected with his 2012 recall...
June 20, 2014 - 9:00am
June 19, 2014
Flash-flood watches continue; DNR proposes substantial drop in wolf hunt quota; More state news
A flash-flood watch continues until tomorrow morning in west and southwest Wisconsin. Flood warnings are in effect on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien and Buffalo County, the Yellow River at Babcock, the Rock River at Waupun, the Trempealeau River at Dodge and the Black...
June 19, 2014 - 10:25am
May 27, 2014
Four die in Memorial weekend accidents; Search continues for man missing in St. Croix River; More state news
Authorities report at least four people were killed in separate traffic crashes during the Memorial Day Weekend. Marathon County authorities said Herman Krueger, 81, died at a Wausau hospital after a two-vehicle crash late Saturday afternoon north of Hatley in the town of Norrie....
May 27, 2014 - 9:17am
April 25, 2014
Democrats slam Walker’s inclusion on Time’s list; New deer management program offers benefits to landowners; More state news briefs
Not everyone was impressed when Gov. Scott Walker made Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Democrats tried making political hay by slamming both the Republican Walker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who wrote a brief profile for the magazine's...
April 25, 2014 - 9:27am
April 24, 2014
Paddleboats will offer good view of bridge construction; Statewide tornado drill starts at 1 p.m. today; 10 more state news briefs
Paddleboat tours will take place on the St. Croix River near Hudson so folks can see the construction progress of the new four-lane bridge upstream. Project manager Jon Chiglo said there are no good places on the shore for the public to safely view the work. So paddleboats were...
April 24, 2014 - 9:11am
April 17, 2014
New laws allow use of marijuana oil extract, forbid transferring kids to non-relatives; Some areas get 14-15 inches of snow; more state news briefs
Wisconsin has 58 new laws today after Gov. Scott Walker signed them yesterday. The governor held a ceremony in Milwaukee to highlight expansions of three current laws to protect victims of domestic violence. One of the bills tightens up the legal process to make sure those under...
April 17, 2014 - 10:05am
April 14, 2014
Barber pleads not guilty
Dan Barber, well known North Hudson resident and businessman, entered a not guilty plea to one charge of the sexual assault of a child under 13 and six counts of possession of child pornography in St. Croix County criminal court on Monday. Barber, 46, was in court with his attorney,...
April 14, 2014 - 3:34pm