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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
June 3, 2016
GOP leaders criticize Walker's road funding approach; almost one-third of State Assembly members unopposed; alleged Twin Cities gang member ordered to stand trial for Manitowoc murder; and 10 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- At least two Republican legislative leaders say they'll keep looking for acceptable revenue increases to improve Wisconsin highways. That's after Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday he would not raise transportation taxes or fees without corresponding budget cuts elsewhere....
June 3, 2016 - 9:52am
June 2, 2016
Hotel and banquet center plan advances
Final development plans for a 100-unit hotel next to the former Hudson golf course clubhouse received the endorsement of the Hudson Plan Commission on May 26. The recommendation came with a condition, however. LHR Hospitality Management will need to consult with a traffic engineer...
June 2, 2016 - 10:09am
Stage set for U.S. Senate battle royale; Forbes: Wisconsin has nation's richest, third richest self-made women; 14 more state news briefs
The stage is set for one of the nation's most watched U.S. Senate contests. GOP incumbent Ron Johnson and Democrat Russ Feingold filed their nomination papers by Wednesday's deadline. Feingold is trying to win back the Senate seat he held for 18 years before he lost to Johnson as...
June 2, 2016 - 8:56am
June 1, 2016
Painting class request returned to city of Hudson Park Board
A request by Cheers Pablo to hold painting classes in city parks will go back to the Hudson Park Board for further discussion about the number of people participating in the classes and the fee the city should charge for allowing them to be conducted in the parks. The Hudson City...
June 1, 2016 - 9:05am
May 31, 2016
Tomah troubles: Report shows flaws in VA watchdog's probe; Memorial planned for Hmong and Lao veterans of Vietnam War; 12 more Wisconsin news briefs
A U.S. Senate panel will hold a hearing in Tomah today (Tuesday) after it reportedly found flaws in the way the Veterans Administration watchdog investigated drug problems at its hospital in Tomah. USA Today obtained the 350-page report from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee,...
May 31, 2016 - 8:48am
May 30, 2016
Authorities looking for La Crosse bank robber; Voter ID still in effect for August; and 13 more Wisconsin state news stories
La Crosse -- Authorities in western Wisconsin are looking for the man who robbed the Altra Federal Credit Union branch office inside a grocery store in La Crosse. One person was brought in for questioning, but hasn't been called a suspect. Witnesses say a white man walked into the...
May 30, 2016 - 12:34pm
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...
News/crime and courts
May 30, 2016 - 11:56am
May 28, 2016
Hudson embraces sustainable management for Lakefront Park
Hudson is joining a group of environmentally aware cities around the region, nation and world that are experimenting with, or have transitioned...
May 28, 2016 - 11:45am
May 27, 2016
Board of Education is moving its meetings to Mondays
The Hudson Board of Education took action at its May 10 regular meeting to alter the Board of Education meeting schedule. The board decided to begin holding regular monthly meetings on Monday rather than Tuesday. They also agreed to combine committee meetings into one monthly board...
May 27, 2016 - 7:35am
May 25, 2016
OWI convict who used fish-fry defense gets seven years in prison; La Crosse man charged with 46 calls to 9-1-1 in two hours; 13 more Wisconsin news briefs
FRIENDSHIP -- A 76-year-old man will spend up to seven years in prison for trying to get out of a drunk driving arrest by claiming that the alcohol on his breath was from beer-battered fish. John Przybyla of Friendship has also been sentenced to four years of extended supervision...
News/crime and courts
May 25, 2016 - 10:47am
May 23, 2016
Troy recommends bid with Hudson for Tower Road project
The Troy Town Board reviewed bids at the May 12 meeting for the Tower Road project -- one that's being shared with the city of Hudson. The board recommended Hudson accept a $745,838 bid from Albrightson Excavating, based in Woodville. Albrightson was one of four bidders on the road...
May 23, 2016 - 11:18am
May 21, 2016
96 trees will replace the ones removed from Vine Street
The Hudson City Council on Monday night awarded a $31,545 contract to Willow River Tree Co. to plant 96 boulevard trees along Vine Street. The trees will replace those removed to make way for street-widening and the installation of storm sewers. Willow River submitted the lowest of...
May 21, 2016 - 10:19am
May 18, 2016
Court throws out conviction of gun-toting man near Somerset school; Study: State's long-term debt fourth lowest in U.S.; 14 more Wisconsin news briefs
WAUSAU -- A state appeals court has thrown out a loitering ticket against a man walking near a school in St. Croix County while carrying a rifle and a handgun. The Third District appellate court in Wausau ruled Tuesday that 26-year-old Mark Hoffman should have had his case dismissed...
News/crime and courts
May 18, 2016 - 7:56am
May 17, 2016
Nine-year-old who pleaded for safety dies from gunfire; Johnson blames ‘political hacks’ for attack on his 9/11 remark; 12 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- A nine-year-old Milwaukee girl has died after a bullet pierced into her home while she was watching TV. Za'layia Jenkins was the youngster who asked a Milwaukee police captain late last month if she and her fellow officers could keep her safe. Police Chief Ed Flynn said...
News/crime and courts
May 17, 2016 - 7:38am
May 14, 2016
Grandview Park now recommended site of potential city dog park
Weitkamp Park and Prospect Park have been shot down as locations for an off-leash playground for dogs. Will Grandview Park fare any better? ...
May 14, 2016 - 11:44am