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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
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
Ruby Lawson, 92
Karen L. Rada, 77
Carol Johnson, 66
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
January 25, 2016
Workplace accident suspected in death of Baldwin man
A worker at a Woodville-based business died Friday after a suspected workplace accident. Woodville Police Chief Lori Hetfeld said in a news release that officers were called at 2:27 p.m. to St. Croix Castings for a workplace incident. Baldwin resident Brian Dennis Omann, 41, was pronounced...
January 25, 2016 - 12:45pm
September 3, 2015
UPDATED: Hallewood Boulevard incident - victims, suspect names released
The identities of the victims in the Wednesday, Sept. 2, incident at 1400 Hallewood Boulevard have been released.
News/crime and courts
September 3, 2015 - 6:01pm
June 22, 2015
Woman killed, man injured when vintage camping rig crashes
MENOMONIE -- An elderly Baraboo woman died Sunday afternoon after a vintage Studebaker pickup and camper she was traveling in ran off I-94 and...
June 22, 2015 - 8:45am
March 7, 2015
UPDATE: Woodbury man ID’d as driver killed in crash with stopped semi- Friday night
HUDSON -- A 22-year-old Woodbury, Minn., man was identified as the person who died late Friday night in Hudson when the car he was driving struck...
March 7, 2015 - 7:40pm
February 13, 2015
Rural crash claims life of Woodville teen Thursday
ROBERTS -- A 17-year-old Woodville girl died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 12, after her car left 70th Avenue in the town of Warren and struck a culvert. Alexsis...
February 13, 2015 - 9:13am
October 23, 2009
Wausau father unhappy with sentencing of drunken driver who killed his daughter
The father of a Wausau area girl said the drunken driver who killed his daughter got away with a "slap on the wrist." Daniel Schaefer, 24, of Fond du Lac was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision. He was also fined $7,000 for driving the...
October 23, 2009 - 9:23am
October 20, 2009
Former surgeon will pay $3.7 million to settle civil lawsuit for traffic crash
Former surgeon Mark Benson will pay almost $3.7 million to settle a civil lawsuit in a traffic crash that killed a popular educator and two others. WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee said Benson decided to pay, instead of facing a trial scheduled for next week in Waukesha County. Earlier...
October 20, 2009 - 9:19am
August 31, 2009
La Crosse man dies after being hit by train
A La Crosse man died Sunday, after being hit by a train on Friday afternoon. Authorities said Ryan Lange, 26, was on foot when he was hit by a Canadian Pacific freight train in Dresbach, Minn., just northwest of La Crosse. Winona County investigators interviewed several witnesses...
August 31, 2009 - 9:02am
June 24, 2009
Dog distracts driver; Boy Scout leader and Scout die in crash
Dane County authorities say charges are still possible against a motor home driver whose dog distracted him, causing a crash that killed two people. Investigators said the dog jumped on Gary Boldt's lap, just before the Pewaukee man lost control of the motor home and veered across...
June 24, 2009 - 9:00am
May 12, 2009
Green Bay woman gets 80 years for fatal drunken-driving crash near Lambeau
A Green Bay area woman has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for drag racing on a busy street while drunk, and causing a crash that killed two teens. Brown County Circuit Judge Sue Bischel cited Monique Geske's lack of remorse in handing down the long sentence. And the judge...
May 12, 2009 - 9:11am
April 29, 2009
Eau Claire women dies in collision with semi tanker
PEPIN COUNTY, Wis. -- An Eau Claire woman died when her van collided with a semi tanker Tuesday morning in Pepin County. The Pepin County sheriff's department responded at 10:30 a.m. to the two-vehicle accident on Highway 85, near Dunn County, where Michelle Nelson, 38, was pronounced...
April 29, 2009 - 1:19pm
March 30, 2009
Two from Eau Claire die Sunday in Colorado traffic crash
Two people from Eau Claire were killed in Colorado early Sunday in a crash that reportedly happened during a chase with state troopers. The State Patrol identified the victims as Jonathan Holum, 29, and Cora Weil, 23. Authorities said a pick-up truck driven by Holum was weaving...
March 30, 2009 - 9:00am
October 20, 2008
Menomonie man succumbs to injuries suffered in town of Cady rollover
A Menomonie man died Friday from injuries suffered a week earlier in a rollover accident in the town of Cady. Robert B. Golden, 66, of Menomonie died Friday from injuries sustained when his 1986 Dodge van overturned about 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10th while traveling on CTH N near 325th...
October 20, 2008 - 12:00am
January 28, 2008
Sledding accident kills 5-year-old in Trempealeau County
A five-year-old boy was killed Sunday when his sled went onto a road near Arcadia, and he was struck by a hit-and-run driver. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Trempealeau County sheriff's deputies and police from Arcadia, Blair and Galesville searched for the hit-and-run...
January 28, 2008 - 9:00am