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County Board trades land with village of Somerset
Dick’s Bar & Grill has new owners
Former Coast Guardsman to take over county’s top vet post
County dispatch director out of a job after being charged with joyriding
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Raiders are in contention for Big Rivers wrestling crown
Raider boys skate to 4 straight wins; shut out Menomonie and Rice Lake
Girls post pair of one-goal wins
Kenzie Prater going for hockey gold with U.S. national team
Raider girls' hoops team on top in Big Rivers
Homeowners’ light displays add to Hudson’s holiday cheer
Hudson's Santa Claus enjoys his role
Participate in our holiday coloring contest
Yacht club donates $11,000 to local charities and emergency services
Hudson sisters completing Ordway run in 'A Christmas Story: the Musical'
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SUMMONS: Croixview Family Chiropractic v. Shane Jacks; Case No. 14-SC-922
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
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Melvin L. "Mel" Mahnke, 92
Donald D. Johnson, 78
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December 19, 2012
How is that pronounced?
Anyone who needs help pronouncing the names of some places in Wisconsin now have a way to get it. The State Cartographer's Office and www.misspronouncer.com have launched an interactive map called "Pronounce Wisconsin." Users can put a computer mouse over one of 1,700 places on...
government / education
December 19, 2012 - 4:07pm
October 16, 2009
St. Croix Riverway: A national park in our own backyard
When it comes to the mission of the National Park Service and the St. Croix, one question guides almost everything they do. "Is it in the best interest of the river?" That's how park superintendent Chris Stein explains his role and that of the 40 full-time and more than 50 seasonal...
October 16, 2009 - 1:59am
June 17, 2009
New Web site lists water quality tests for Wisconsin beaches
If you want to know if a beach is safe in parts of Wisconsin, there's a Web site where you can check it out. Counties test dozens of beaches up to four times a week for E-coli bacteria in the water and the results are posted at a Web address we'll give you in a moment. The site...
June 17, 2009 - 9:09am
April 27, 2009
Boaters rejoice; Lake Michigan 9 inches higher
Lake Michigan has been rising for about the last year. The Army Corps of Engineers says the big lake is 9 inches higher than a year ago, but it's still 9 inches below its long term average for April. Lake Michigan's water levels fell deeply for about a decade, until Wisconsin...
April 27, 2009 - 9:24am
Woodbury man dies after being swept into river while exploring
A Woodbury man, who was exploring a tunnel with a friend along the Mississippi River in St. Paul Sunday morning, died when the tunnel filled with water and swept him into the river, according to St. Paul Fire Department officials. The men, ages 29 and 30, got trapped in the tunnel...
April 27, 2009 - 7:30am
April 10, 2009
DNR grounds its planes and pilots after crash kills a fire-fighting monitor
Wisconsin's natural resource agency is temporarily grounding its 10 airplanes and 11 pilots, after a crash killed a pilot who was tracking a wildfire. Gov. Jim Doyle called Heath Van Handel, 36, of Appleton a courageous, experienced pilot. Witnesses said his plane was circling...
April 10, 2009 - 9:00am
March 27, 2009
Woodland Trails: Plenty of change in the air
Change is a part of life. The change of seasons is once more upon us. Rain pelts my window and puddles gain in size outside on the ground. The wind howls, making limbs shake and weeds teeter and totter back and forth as the winds powerful unseen forces rock their world. Reports coming...
March 27, 2009 - 1:10am
March 13, 2009
Owls bring in a crowd
Walter Crawford, director of the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, brought an entourage of owls plus one to the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature...
March 13, 2009 - 1:03pm
Mountain lion spotted last week hasn't been seen again
A mountain lion that ran away after it was almost captured last week in northwest Wisconsin was never seen again. Jim Bishop of the Wisconsin...
March 13, 2009 - 9:00am
January 23, 2009
Ice road offers a river shortcut
It is that time of year when dozens of people enjoy a shortcut between North Hudson and Bayport, Minn. A stretch of the St. Croix River freezes...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
July 18, 2008
Woodland Trails: A trip to the Boundary Waters
I couldn't believe Josh was into a big fish so soon. We had just finished setting up the tents. I hadn't even gotten my clothes unpacked when I realized Josh had taken off in his kayak and was fishing already. It was getting close to suppertime. Brats would be OK but walleye would...
July 18, 2008 - 12:00am
History and waterways meet at Glen Park
RIVER FALLS -- If all you experience are the upper reaches of Glen Park, you won't be disappointed. Children will gravitate to the historic pool, as they have for generations. A massive open space farther south allows plenty of room for football games or Frisbee tossing. There...
July 18, 2008 - 12:00am
June 26, 2008
DNR Board approves purchase that will double size of Buckhorn State Park
A state park between Mauston and Necedah will soon double in size. The Natural Resources Board voted Wednesday to buy 923 acres next to Buckhorn State Park. The land is owned by the Wisconsin River Power Co., and part of it borders the popular Castle Rock Flowage. It will cost...
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am
WI DNR reopens Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail; Wildcat Mountain open July 3
The granddaddy of all Wisconsin bike trails is now back in business, according to officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The Elroy-Sparta State Trail was reopened on Wednesday after being closed for two weeks because of flood-related problems. However, a state...
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am
June 9, 2008
Storm damage causes WI DNR to close some state parks and trails
Damage caused by heavy rains across the southern part of the state has forced the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to close some state parks and trails. DNR officials say that Wildcat Mountain State park in Vernon County has been evacuated and closed because of storm damage. The...
June 9, 2008 - 12:00am