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Wisconsin roundup: Equipment issue does not delay St. Croix River Crossing; state ACT scores drop; 10 more state news stories
Fire destroys town of St. Joseph trailer home
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
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
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
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
August 12, 2009
Board considers expanding gun deer hunting season to 16 days
The state Natural Resources Board will be asked today to consider expanding the nine-day gun deer hunting season to 16 days starting next year. An 11-member advisory committee says it's the best way to control Wisconsin's deer herd, after the controversial Earn-A-Buck program was...
August 12, 2009 - 9:12am
July 17, 2009
North Hudson deer management gets closer to reality
A long and arduous discussion on establishing a method to reduce the urban deer herd in North Hudson dominated a marathon Board of Trustee's...
July 17, 2009 - 1:36am
July 15, 2009
For the Record
Waterfowl group organizes locally The St. Croix Valley chapter of the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association is forming in the area. The non-profit organization focuses on conservation, protection of traditions, waterfowl habitat restoration, legislation and youth education programs. The...
July 15, 2009 - 9:10am
July 6, 2009
Grey wolves are back on federal endangered species list
A state official says it's extremely frustrating for landowners who have to put up with the state's on-again, off-again efforts to manage grey wolves. For the fifth time in six years, Wisconsin's management plan was shut down last week when the wolf was returned to the federal endangered...
July 6, 2009 - 9:00am
June 23, 2009
Conservation group calls for tougher laws after deer slaughtering case
A conservation group wants the Legislature to toughen the state's animal cruelty laws. Whitetails Unlimited said it was wrong for a judge to dismiss felony cruelty charges against a Waupaca County man accused of running down deer with his snowmobile in January. Circuit Judge...
June 23, 2009 - 9:00am
June 18, 2009
DNR reports 13 percent less deer harvested last year
Wisconsin hunters shot 452,000 deer last year, 13 percent fewer than the previous year. The Department of Natural Resources has just announced the final harvest numbers. Gun hunters shot almost 353,000 deer last fall, the lowest since 2002, soon after chronic wasting disease was...
June 18, 2009 - 9:00am
May 20, 2009
Grey wolf hunt debate rekindled; population grew 25 percent this winter
Wisconsin's wolf population grew by about 25 percent in the last year. And it's rekindling the debate over a possible hunting season for the grey animals. The Department of Natural Resources used tracking surveys to estimate the preliminary wolf numbers at 630-680. That's up from...
May 20, 2009 - 10:10am
April 23, 2009
DNR suspends Earn-A-Buck program indefinitely
Most Wisconsin deer hunters will no longer have to shoot does before they can take those trophy-bucks home. The Natural Resources Board voted Wednesday to suspend the controversial Earn-A-Buck program indefinitely, outside the chronic wasting disease zones. The Department of Natural-Resources...
April 23, 2009 - 9:24am
April 15, 2009
Hunters vote overwhelmingly to dump Earn-A-Buck
Wisconsin hunters are not happy about an alternative plan to keep the state's deer herd in check. At the annual conservation hearings, they voted overwhelmingly against a proposed season to shoot only antlerless deer. Gun hunters could take bucks on their opening weekend, while...
April 15, 2009 - 10:06am
April 13, 2009
Wisconsin turkey hunting opens Wednesday
Wisconsin's spring wild turkey season opens Wednesday. The season consists of six five-day periods. The first is April 15-19, and the last is May 20-24. Minnesota's spring wild turkey season opens Wednesday, too. The season consists of eight periods. The first is April 15-19 and...
April 13, 2009 - 3:39pm
April 10, 2009
DNR considers charges against six teens who allegedly beat wild animals to death with baseball bats
The state Department of Natural Resources is considering charges against six young people from Dodge County after they allegedly beat wild animals to death with baseball bats. Authorities received a tip that teams of high school students from the Beaver Dam area would look for animals...
April 10, 2009 - 9:00am
March 23, 2009
Remaining spring turkey permits go on sale this week by zone
Excess spring turkey permits go on sale this week. Nearly 70,900 permits for six zones and several hunting periods are available. "Be sure to check the map to confirm the zone you're interested in," said Diane Brookbank, licensing director for the state Department of Natural Resources ...
March 23, 2009 - 1:26pm
March 18, 2009
Hunter education class begins next week
A certified Wisconsin hunter education course is scheduled from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 26-May 14, at the Hudson Rod, Gun & Archery Club. Registration is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, and that night only. There will also be a mandatory Saturday Field Day and test night. All...
March 18, 2009 - 9:08am
DNR holds public forum on deer herd
BALDWIN - Wildlife managers with the state Department of Natural Resources invite anyone interested in the status of the deer herd in St. Croix and Pierce counties to attend an open house public meeting from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the county Agriculture Services and Educational...
March 18, 2009 - 9:07am
March 17, 2009
Marshfield man gets fine and jail for deer slaying in Canada
A Marshfield man has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $11,000, for wounding a deer with a boat propeller and then shooting it in Canada. Philip Borofka, 56, says the charges are absurd and exaggerated and he's talking with an attorney about what he might do next. Authorities...
March 17, 2009 - 9:07am