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Wisconsin roundup: Snow brings 3-day weekends to thousands; some Kohl's stores to shrink; 7 more state news stories
Troy prepares for development, wonders about chickens
City encourages collaboration on bullying concerns
Senators celebrate Sunday liquor sales on social media
UPDATE: Storm tracks south, sparing metro-area commute
crime and courts
Raider hockey rolls to section finals
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
Regional artists recognized for state awards in the River Falls Public Library Gallery
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Nancy Toll: helping others navigate the bumps in the road
Hot Air Affair is tradition for Hudson, pilots
Moon Glow lights up the night
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/8/17 Transit Subcommittee Open House
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2017 Road Weight Restrictions
WI DNR: Public Notice - Houlton MHP LLC, WPDES Permit
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: March 4, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 3/11/2017 at Somerset Mini Storage
Sharon Bailey Koland, 74
Shirley J. "Squirrel" Watson, 74
Mary Jo Lindeberg, 84
Donn Marvin Webster, 89
Kim Lagerstrom, 58
Teachable moments in a blame culture
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 16, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 9, 2017
Getting the hang of retirement will take time
Real Estate Showcase
May 23, 2014
Cap on political gifts removed; Cross proposes free college classes for high-schoolers; 11 more Wisconsin stories
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin's political donors no longer have a limit on the total amount they can give candidates each year. Federal Judge Lynn Adelman Thursday signed an agreement to stop enforcing Wisconsin's $10,000 aggregate cap on political donations by one person. It was first...
May 23, 2014 - 9:36am
May 22, 2014
Poll shows governor's race is dead heat; Hudson bank robber gets 3 1/2 years; 10 more Wisconsin stories
MILWAUKEE -- The gubernatorial race in Wisconsin has tightened in the last two months, with Democratic candidate Mary Burke now in a dead heat with Republican Governor Scott Walker, a poll released on Wednesday showed. Both candidates received 46 percent support among registered...
May 22, 2014 - 9:21am
May 20, 2014
Challenge to Alabama abortion law parallels pending Wisconsin case; 2-plus inches rain fell near Menomonie; 12 more state stories
A federal court trial is underway in Alabama in a lawsuit against a state abortion law that's similar to what's being challenged in Wisconsin. Testimony began Monday in a lawsuit which seeks to kill an Alabama law that forces abortion doctors to have local hospital admitting privileges. A...
May 20, 2014 - 9:21am
May 19, 2014
Committee appointments highlight County Board meeting
With a light action-item agenda at last week’s St. Croix County Board meeting, discussion was highlighted by a second round of committee appointments by County Administrator Patrick Thompson. In April, the board approved new membership on its Administration, Community Development,...
May 19, 2014 - 9:22am
May 16, 2014
Heroin claimed record 227 lives in 2013; Girl’s parents seek restraining order against 5-year-old boy; More state news
An analysis found that 227 people died of heroin overdoses in Wisconsin last year. That’s 10% more than in 2012, according to Gannett Wisconsin Media, which found that overdose deaths skyrocketed over the past seven years. The state only averaged about 30 heroin deaths each year...
News/crime and courts
May 16, 2014 - 9:18am
May 12, 2014
Attorneys split over whether MPS open records exemption sets new precedent; former Gov. Lucey remembered; more state news
MILWAUKEE -- Experts disagree on whether a recent court ruling could keep more public records sealed throughout Wisconsin. A state appeals court said it was okay for the Milwaukee School Board to withhold a female employee's attendance and disciplinary records from a man suspected...
May 12, 2014 - 8:51am
May 9, 2014
Update: St. Croix, Dunn counties reported heaviest rain from Thursday's storms; Senate confirms judgeship after 5-year wait; more state news
Most of Wisconsin escaped the severe weather that neighboring Minnesota had last night but far western Wisconsin did get some of the spillover. Almost 2.5 inches of rain fell near Hudson while River Falls recorded 85-hundreths of an inch. Highway 29 near Menomonie had up to 3 inches...
May 9, 2014 - 4:00pm
May 8, 2014
Panel freezes judge's 'John Doe' injunction; 29 lawmakers to call it quits; 10 more Wisconsin stories
A John Doe investigation is back on concerning the recall election campaigns of Gov. Scott Walker and GOP state senators. A three-judge federal appeals panel in Chicago has ordered a stay of Tuesday's injunction by Federal Judge Rudolph Randa which halted the probe. Observers said...
May 8, 2014 - 10:25am
May 7, 2014
Federal judge halts secret campaign finance probe; UW pledges closer watch over campus surpluses; 10 more state stories
MILWAUKEE - A federal judge halted an investigation on Tuesday into Wisconsin conservative group suspected of violating campaign finance laws, ruling that a secret probe begun almost two years ago infringed on free speech rights of the group. U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Randa...
May 7, 2014 - 8:35am
May 6, 2014
Campus surpluses, help for highway budget overruns on Joint Finance agenda; suit targets church's cemetery fund; more state news
MADISON -- State lawmakers were expected to decide Tuesday whether to spend $27 million to pay for extra road salt and snow removal costs during the brutal winter. If the Joint Finance Committee does not approve the funding, county highway officials say they'll have to cut back on...
May 6, 2014 - 9:21am
May 5, 2014
WTA forecast: Retiring 'boomers will drag down state's job-, financial outlook; toddler shoots self with Mom's pistol; more state news
As the candidates for governor argue about their records for creating jobs, a new report spells out a dim future the politicians can do nothing about -- the rising numbers of empty jobs and schools in Wisconsin due to the retirement of the baby boomers. The state's Taxpayers Alliance...
May 5, 2014 - 9:41am
May 2, 2014
Democrat plans to hand out KKK hoods at Republican convention; DOT asks Legislature for $27 million more to cover winter road costs; More state news
Assembly Democrat Brett Hulsey plans to hand out Ku Klux Klan hoods to Republicans as they arrive at their state convention tonight in Milwaukee. Hulsey, who announced his candidacy for governor last month, told reporters that the white hoods will reflect what he calls the GOP's...
News/crime and courts
May 2, 2014 - 8:10am
May 1, 2014
Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin’s voter ID law; State plans appeal
Wisconsin's attorney general promises to appeal yesterday’s federal court ruling yesterday that struck down the state's photo ID law for voting. District Judge Lynn Adelman of Milwaukee issued a 70-page decision in which he said there's virtually none of the voter fraud that...
May 1, 2014 - 9:26am
Republicans downplay concept of state succession; Milwaukee major hears shots as officer kills suspect; more state stories
MILWAUKEE -- Two Wisconsin legislative leaders are thumbing their noses at giving the state the power to nullify federal laws and secede from the United States. A resolution to that effect made it onto the agenda for this weekend's Republican State Convention in Milwaukee. State...
May 1, 2014 - 9:17am
April 30, 2014
Our View: Taxpayers pay for political differences fought in courtrooms
State politicians on both sides of the aisle have found a new habit of picking fights with each other in the courtroom. With emotions running high, both sides often seem determined to end a political battle by attempting to have a court overturn the apparent winners. That’s...
April 30, 2014 - 4:18pm