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Wisconsin roundup: Green Bay clerk refuses to put early voting site at UW campus; gas now $1.99 in parts of state; 9 more state news stories
Senate Dist. 10 has incumbent Harsdorf vs. challenger Odeen
Wisconsin roundup: Voucher enrollment up 5 percent; Obamacare recipients in line for 16 percent premium hike; 8 more state news stories
Internet safety: a conversation parents and kids must have
Wisconsin roundup: Public schools lose $2.4M for special-needs vouchers; Madison native pleads guilty to terrorism-related charge; 11 more state news stories
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Update: Raiders keep Jug, earn home playoff game
Hudson soccer sews up 2nd straight BRC title
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
One final painting party
Anxiety increasingly growing among students
Hudson Food Shelf has helped sustain families for more than 30 years
Caregivers share stories at HCF community forum
Taking root in Hudson
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/17/16 Budget Hearing Notice
SUMMONS: Preferred Prop. v. Mathias Katch, et al.; Case 16-SC-921
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Fire Dept. SCBA Equipment
FORECLOSURE: Associated Bank v. Matthew Wallin; Case No. 15-CV-529
TOWN OF HUDSON: 11/15/16 Budget Hearing and Special Meetings
Cecelia Ann Sneft
Joanne I. Williams, 78
Marion Deal, 87
Anita J. Limbach, 84
Nancy L. Thoen, 63
Citizen’s Police Academy: Tasers, strikes and defense
I think that I shall never see ...
Early voting is great option but don’t be hasty
Chaotic campaigns seen on all levels, sides
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