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New name, new initiatives for United Way food center
River Crest students support friends near and far
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Troy prepares for development, wonders about chickens
City encourages collaboration on bullying concerns
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Raider hockey rolls to section finals
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
Girls' hockey climbs to top
Regional artists recognized for state awards in the River Falls Public Library Gallery
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Nancy Toll: helping others navigate the bumps in the road
Hot Air Affair is tradition for Hudson, pilots
Moon Glow lights up the night
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ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/8/17 Transit Subcommittee Open House
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2017 Road Weight Restrictions
WI DNR: Public Notice - Houlton MHP LLC, WPDES Permit
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: March 4, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 3/11/2017 at Somerset Mini Storage
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Teachable moments in a blame culture
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 16, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 9, 2017
Getting the hang of retirement will take time
Real Estate Showcase
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
April 10, 2009
Letter: Has issues with insurance
Dear Editor, I recently received a lesson in the cold, calculated world of insurance. In over 40 years of home ownership, my mother made her first homeowners insurance claim as a result of a small fire started by an unattended candle.
April 10, 2009 - 1:42am
March 30, 2009
Fire damages Wisconsin Dells boat-tour attraction
Authorities are investigating a fire that damaged a popular tourist spot in the Wisconsin Dells area. Units from three departments were called last night to a building that houses the Dells Army Ducks and Mark Twain Upper Dells boat tours. Officials said the blaze started in the...
March 30, 2009 - 9:00am
March 27, 2009
Traveling to Oz in five days
Magic not only happens in the land of Oz. It happened when Prairie Fire Children's Theatre directors arrived at Houlton Elementary School. Last...
March 27, 2009 - 1:42am
March 18, 2009
Update: 4 teens tied to cabin fire
Four Hudson teenagers face charges of trespassing and criminal damage to property in connection with a fire that destroyed a cabin at 977 Trout...
March 18, 2009 - 8:16am
February 20, 2009
Victims of Trempealeau County fire identified
It took a few days, but authorities have finally identified three people killed in an apartment fire in Independence last Sunday. Officials used dental records, among other things, to identify Ronald Beck Sr., 60, Gerardo Perez, 44, and Humberto Vanegas, 35. Beck was a Vietnam...
February 20, 2009 - 9:26am