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Fiscal Bureau memo declares $1B-plus state shortfall looms large; Saturday is be biggest shopping day; 11 more Wisconsin stories
Golf course rezoning advances
St. Joseph approves limits on large farm equipment travel
Man with local ties charged in stabbing death of Duluth woman
Star Grants totaling $36,568 awarded for innovative classroom projects
crime and courts
Kenzie Prater going for hockey gold with U.S. national team
Raider girls' hoops team on top in Big Rivers
Hudson doctor receives national certification for brain injury medicine
Raider boys streak to 5-0 start
Raider boys open season with two victories
Bell-ringers make it through the night; halfway to goal
Lilyquist, Gilbert team up again for marathon bell-ringing at County Market
Family receives gift of decorated home; father serving in Kuwait
Organist Dave Wickerham to perform holiday extravaganza at The Phipps
Hudson gourmets among the best at World Food Championships
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2014 Wildlife Crop Damage Assessment Deadline
CITY OF HUDSON: 1/8/15 Public Hearing- Hospital Permit & Sign Plan
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Howard G. Bune Estate; Case 14PR90
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Mary E. Senkus Estate; Case No. 14PR88
SUMMONS: Croixview Family Chiropractic v. Shane Jacks; Case No. 14-SC-922
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Stephen Sabol, 73
Caleb F. Peterson, 25
Martin Willesen O'Connell, 85
Janet R. Laatsch, 80
Get Me the Manager: Email sparks memories of Thanksgiving days on the lean side
Day By Day: This Thanksgiving I’m grateful for those who have come and gone
Our View: Hudson has it all for holiday shopping
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November 6, 2009
Both houses approve drastic changes in Wisconsin Shares child care program
Gov. Jim Doyle promises to sign a major bill to reduce fraud and get criminals out of the state's tax-funded child care program for the working poor. Both houses unanimously approved reforms Thursday in the Wisconsin Shares child care program. That's after child care providers...
November 6, 2009 - 9:00am
October 21, 2009
Committee votes today on new regulations for dog breeders
A Wisconsin Assembly committee is scheduled to vote today on new regulations for dog breeders, to keep puppy mills in check. Those who sell more than 25 dogs a year would have to be licensed by the state, and their operations could be shut down if they violate rules which protect...
October 21, 2009 - 9:00am
September 30, 2009
New bills attack fraud and criminal involvement in child care program
A new bill would make it a crime for state and county workers to look the other way when child care providers commit fraud in the Wisconsin Shares program. And another bill would permanently ban certain types of criminals from getting state child care licenses. Those measures...
September 30, 2009 - 9:00am
July 14, 2009
Legislators promote bills to protect wild animals from cruelty
At least three Wisconsin legislators are promoting bills to include wildlife under the state's animal cruelty laws. Rep. Dean Kaufert of R-Neenah was the first to say he wanted to close a loophole. That was after two Waupaca County men escaped felony cruelty charges for allegedly...
July 14, 2009 - 9:00am
June 22, 2009
U.S. House could vote this week to fight global warming
The U.S. House could vote as early as this week on the nation's new effort to fight global warming. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, says it's an opportunity for Wisconsin to move past its manufacturing traditions, while Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls, calls it "an economic declaration...
June 22, 2009 - 9:00am
May 20, 2009
Legislative committee takes first vote on drunken-driving crackdown
A state legislative committee took its first vote Tuesday on one of many long-promised crackdowns on drunken driving in Wisconsin. The Assembly's Public Safety panel voted unanimously to make certain offenders blow into tubes before they can start their vehicles to make sure they're...
May 20, 2009 - 9:13am
March 2, 2009
Senator wants all drivers to have insurance
A Wisconsin senator says he might try again to make all Wisconsin drivers have insurance. Sen. John Lehman, D-Racine, is bringing back the idea, after Gov. Jim Doyle's budget proposed higher minimum coverages for those buy auto policies. Those minimums have not changed for years....
March 2, 2009 - 9:06am
February 27, 2009
Kohl says baby boomers making risky investments, proposes legislation to direct funds
U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., of Menomonee Falls says too many baby boomers have risky investments that could derail their plans to retire in the next couple years. Kohl, a Wisconsin Democrat, chairs the Senate's Special Committee on Aging which found that many people who plan to...
February 27, 2009 - 9:00am
January 8, 2009
Making 3rd OWI a felony could cost state over $100 million
It would cost just more than $100 million a year to make three-time drunken driving a felony in Wisconsin. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau says it reflects the costs of sending 3,000 more offenders to prison, plus the extra judges, prosecutors, and public defenders needed to handle...
January 8, 2009 - 9:00am
December 29, 2008
Anti-bullying legislation may have better chance
It failed twice, but an anti-bullying bill may have a better chance of being passed next year. A survey taken last year showed nearly one-third of Wisconsin public high school students say violence is a problem at their school. One in five students says he or she has been picked...
December 29, 2008 - 12:00am