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Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
A bridge coming together
It’s not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
Tuber rescued on Apple River in Somerset
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson area struck by power outages as heat turns up; church admits wrongdoing; seven more state news stories
crime and courts
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
A good time to be a monster musky
U9 soccer champs in Chaska
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Hudson lacrosse to play for state title
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
RiverFest celebrates the St. Croix in Hudson
Daybreak Rotary names two essay winners
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: Case No. 16-Cv-260, Brian Eggert II
FORECLOSURE: FNC Bank v. Eric J. Frank, et al; Case No. 15-CV-530
PROBATE ORDER: Clark G. Anderson Estate; Case No. 16-PR-48
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Ethelyn Rose Callahan Estate; Case No. 16PR49
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cary J. Halverson Estate: Case No. 16PR45
Carol Johnson, 66
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
Ruby Lawson, 92
Karen L. Rada, 77
Carol Johnson, 66
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
April 29, 2016
Wisconsin 'bathroom bill' to be revived next session; Wisconsin high on OWI-related list; Ryan pitches GOP to college crowd; 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- A state lawmaker who failed to get a controversial "bathroom bill" passed in the current session says he'll try again next time. Assembly Republican Jesse Kremer of Kewaskum wanted public schools to make students and staffers to use the restrooms of their birth genders...
April 29, 2016 - 8:23am
April 21, 2016
Police chase ends at Lake Mallalieu, where officers jump in after woman (W/AUDIO)
Officers from Minnesota plunged into frigid Lake Mallalieu waters early Thursday after a woman who led police on a chase allegedly drove her...
News/crime and courts
April 21, 2016 - 8:48am
November 13, 2015
Crashes up in 70 mph zones, but why?; UWRF considers community solar; OWI, hit-and-run bills draw emotional testimony; six more Wisconsin news stories
MILWAUKEE – There have been more accidents on Wisconsin interstate highways that raised their speed limits in June from 65 mph to 70 mph. However, officials say it's too early to tell if the increase is the main reason for 13 percent more crashes from June through September compared...
November 13, 2015 - 8:46am
June 29, 2010
Driver faces felony charges for accident that injured four
Three felony charges of causing injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle were filed Wednesday morning against one of the drivers involved in a Saturday accident in Roberts. Michael Thomas Johnson, 21, Mendota Heights, Minn., was also charged with a misdemeanor count of causing injury...
June 29, 2010 - 1:28pm
December 10, 2009
Somerset man sentenced in 7th OWI
Michael S. Montbriand, 43, Somerset, was convicted of a seventh drunken driving offense Dec. 2 in Eau Claire County and sentenced to two years in prison. He was also ordered to serve five years extended supervision on the felony conviction and fined $1,256. Montbriand was convicted...
crime and courts/News
December 10, 2009 - 10:11am
November 11, 2009
Innocent pleas are entered in one county where Rep. Jeff Wood faces OWI charges
Innocent pleas were entered Tuesday in one of three counties where State Rep. Jeff Wood faces OWI charges. Wood is currently getting treatment in St. Cloud, Minn. His attorney stood mute on the phone, while a judge in Monroe County entered innocent pleas to misdemeanor counts...
November 11, 2009 - 9:39am
October 23, 2009
Jeff Wood free on bond in OWI case; governor calls for resignation
State Rep. Jeff Wood is free on bond, after being charged Thursday with his third OWI offense in the last year and his fifth since 1990. Gov. Jim Doyle called on the Chippewa Falls Independent to resign. Doyle said Wood's district is without a voice in the Legislature due to his...
October 23, 2009 - 9:03am
October 22, 2009
Rep. Jeff Wood is in jail until he appears in court today on latest OWI arrest
A Monroe County sheriff's official says State Representative Jeff Wood will stay in jail until he can appear in court today on his latest OWI arrest. The 40-year-old lawmaker was stopped Wednesday in Tomah, after he was seen driving erratically and jumping a curb. It was the second...
October 22, 2009 - 9:00am
October 20, 2009
Former surgeon will pay $3.7 million to settle civil lawsuit for traffic crash
Former surgeon Mark Benson will pay almost $3.7 million to settle a civil lawsuit in a traffic crash that killed a popular educator and two others. WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee said Benson decided to pay, instead of facing a trial scheduled for next week in Waukesha County. Earlier...
October 20, 2009 - 9:19am
August 11, 2009
Former surgeon gets 30 years for homicide by intoxicated driving
Former surgeon Mark Benson might have gotten Wisconsin's toughest prison sentence ever for homicide by intoxicated driving. He was given 30 years yesterday for causing the April 2008 rear-end crash that killed Oconomowoc educator Jennifer Bukosky, her unborn child and her 10-year-old...
August 11, 2009 - 9:10am
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
October 23, 2008
New Richmond man sentenced in 10th OWI conviction
A New Richmond man has been sentenced to prison following a 10th drunken driving conviction. Timothy John Bartos, 39, 1571 Hwy. 65, was sentenced to two years in prison and three years' extended supervision Oct. 15. He was also fined $1,250, ordered to perform 100 hours of community...
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am
May 14, 2008
Update: Deputy demoted after arrest
A St. Croix County deputy has been demoted and suspended without pay following an OWI arrest last week. Sheriff Dennis Hillstead said Monday that Mike Winberg, 36, was demoted from patrol captain to lieutenant and suspended for 30 days without pay after Hillstead reviewed the incident...
May 14, 2008 - 12:00am