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VIDEO: Milberg found not guilty in vehicular homicide case
Holiday driving to be construction-free; $21M in business tax breaks handed out to 11 people; cheese heist reported -- again; eight more state news stories
Milberg trial: Closing arguments begin this afternoon
State could get $13M to fight heroin, opioids; Walker unsure if he'll speak at RNC; Wisconsin boasting nation's top crops; nine more state news stories
Milberg trial: Facebook activity, inspections scrutinized on Tuesday
crime and courts
Hudson lacrosse to play for state title
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Raiders shine at state track (Photo gallery)
Nelson wins state triple jump title
Andersen employees remove buckthorn from Prospect Park
Daybreak Rotary names two essay winners
Sniffing out a winner: Regional K-9 trials to be held in Hudson
Annual Rotary car raffle off and running
'Peter Pan' silent film accompanied by pipe organ June 5
Hudson's Kelsey Robertson joining World Race mission trip
arts and entertainment
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 2016 Budget Adjustments (Street Repairs)
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 144)
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Subdivision Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 135)
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 18-16 (Rezone Territory/ Amend Comp. Plan)
SUMMONS: Credit Service v. Kimberly Cantu; Case No. 16-SC-322
Pamela Ann Hansen, 65
Betty Mitchell, 93
Janis McGee, 54
Kathryn Sorensen, 83
Paul Leo Corbin, 83
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 27, 2012
Blaze destroys pole shed, vehicles in Somerset Township
What started as a vehicle fire Thursday afternoon quickly grew and destroyed a pole barn in Somerset Township. Travis Belisle, Somerset Fire/Rescue chief, said the call came in around 4:40 p.m.
January 27, 2012 - 11:15am
April 14, 2011
Fire consumes Somerset house
Somerset Fire and Rescue received a call around 5 a.m. Thursday, about a house fire at 618 232nd Ave. in the Township of Somerset. The home,...
April 14, 2011 - 10:52am
February 24, 2011
Benefit set For Tuchel
A pancake breakfast benefit for Tara Tuchel and family is scheduled Saturday, March 5 at First Baptist Church,. 9 a.m. to noon. The family lost much of its Ninth Street home during a fire on Jan. 18. Donations are also welcome at the breakfast and a silent auction will help raise...
Family / Food / Life
February 24, 2011 - 10:11am
April 23, 2010
Grass, pine fire threatens Somerset homes
A large grass fire in a tinder-dry stand of pine trees in Somerset was being battled by firefighters Friday afternoon. Dispatchers received...
April 23, 2010 - 1:33pm
April 1, 2010
County-wide burn ban in effect
Dry conditions mixed with strong winds have caused all area cities, villages and townships in St.
April 1, 2010 - 9:13am
December 22, 2009
Saloon fire kills four
Authorities found four people dead after an early-morning fire at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Blanchardville early Dec. 21. The tavern owner died while trying to save three others who were killed. Authorities said 45-year-old Daniel Hardekopf was found in a stairwell on the lower...
December 22, 2009 - 11:41am
October 9, 2009
Former Marine sentenced for providing flare that started Patrick Cudahy fire
A former Marine will spend his next three Julys in jail for providing the military flare that started a massive fire at the Patrick Cudahy meat plant near Milwaukee. Joshua Popp, 23, was also put on three years of probation Thursday, and was told to perform 500 hours of community...
October 9, 2009 - 9:00am
September 11, 2009
Eau Claire-area business fire Friday has local firm scrambling to help
LAKE HALLIE - An early-morning fire Friday at Greener Grass Systems caused an estimated $1 million in damage to an office, retail and residence but the firm's equipment was spared and customer calls are being fielded through its branch office in River Falls. "We want customers to...
September 11, 2009 - 5:27pm
July 29, 2009
Plea deal in works for one brother accused of starting meat plant fire
A plea deal is being sought for at least one of two brothers accused of firing the military flare that started the massive fire at the Patrick Cudahy meat plant. Kurtis and Joshua Popp waived their preliminary hearings Tuesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. And they were ordered...
July 29, 2009 - 9:00am
July 24, 2009
Two brothers free on bonds after being charged with causing fire at meat plant
Two brothers are free on signature bonds after appearing in court Thursday on charges connected with the July 5 blaze at the Patrick Cudahy meat plant. Kurtis Popp, 25, of Milwaukee and Joshua Popp, 23, of Twentynine Palms, Calif., are both charged with second-degree felony reckless...
July 24, 2009 - 9:00am
July 17, 2009
Military flare shot from a barbecue started meat plant fire
The military flare that started a huge fire at the Patrick Cudahy meat plant was shot by two brothers at a barbecue on July 5. That's according to their mother, who tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel they were "just being idiots." The paper identified a suspect arrested Wednesday...
July 17, 2009 - 9:00am
July 15, 2009
Cudahy mayor furious that military flare started meat plant fire
The mayor of Cudahy says he's furious that someone started the fire that ravaged the Patrick Cudahy meat plant, even if it was an accident. Officials said Tuesday that a military flare exploded before landing on the plant's roof July 5. It was fired east of the plant. And it started...
July 15, 2009 - 9:14am
June 8, 2009
Fire ban lifted
Hudson Fire Chief Jim Frye on Monday lifted the burning ban that had been put in place last Thursday. Rain on Saturday, Sunday and today has dissipated the threat.
June 8, 2009 - 10:57am
May 21, 2009
Cause of fatal Trempealeau County fire classified 'undetermined'
We'll never know what caused a fire that killed three people at an old hotel in downtown Independence in February. The state fire marshal's office says the official cause is listed as undetermined. Two Justice Department investigators said the blaze probably started near an entry...
May 21, 2009 - 8:28am
April 30, 2009
Fire destroys Hudson home
A fire early Thursday morning completely destroyed a house at 1105 St. Croix St. in Hudson, about a block east of Burton Field. All that remained...
April 30, 2009 - 9:15am