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TOWN OF TROY: 2017 Board of Review
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2017-03 (Line of Succession)
SUMMONS: Progressive Ins. v. Ibrahim Eldahdah; Case 17-CV-48
EAGLE STORAGE: 5/5/17 Lien Sale Notice
FORECLOSURE: US Bank v. Michael S. Roe; Case No. 16-CV-234
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Gary P. Feucht, 70
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June 23, 2016
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
I went to a ballgame with my dad on Father's Day. We sat in the shade of the covered grandstand at First National Bank of River Falls Field, shared a few beers, and watched the River Falls Groupers over-35 team play the Lonsdale Jokers. If you saw me it may have appeared I was sitting...
June 23, 2016 - 2:10pm
June 20, 2016
Crews respond to overturned semi in Hudson
A semi-trailer temporarily blocked up traffic along the Interstate 94 westbound on-ramp from Highway 35 after it tipped over. Authorities said...
June 20, 2016 - 5:47pm
April 17, 2016
Jurek takes the reins at summer camp
Summer horse camp left an indelible mark on Kelsey Jurek. The experience fostered not just her lifelong love of horses -- an affection she’s...
April 17, 2016 - 11:39am
April 7, 2016
Man hospitalized after 100-mph pursuit through St. Croix County
The driver who allegedly led officers on a St. Croix County chase where speeds reached 100 mph was rushed to a hospital after being taken into custody Wednesday. St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jeff Klatt said the man, whose identity had yet to be determined, lost consciousness...
News/crime and courts
April 7, 2016 - 9:25am
February 24, 2016
Sign up for St. Croix Mountain Bike team
The St. Croix Mountain Bike Team, will be hosting it's information and registration night on Thursday March 3, at the Hudson YMCA group cycling...
February 24, 2016 - 2:48pm
February 16, 2016
Black Lives Matter activist at UWRF Wednesday
Black Lives Matter Minneapolis Activist Stacey Rosana with speak at UW-River Falls from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the St. Croix River Room...
February 16, 2016 - 12:04pm
February 5, 2016
Hudson, River Falls men accused in Woodville incidents
Men from Hudson and River Falls were responsible for thousands of dollars of damage to vehicles and storage sheds in the Woodville area, St. Croix County prosecutors allege. Joel R. Maser, 19, River Falls, and Tyler L. Kuhn, 21, Hudson, appeared in St. Croix County Circuit Court last...
News/crime and courts
February 5, 2016 - 12:49pm
December 21, 2015
December 2015: Body pulled from Willow River ID'd as Hudson native
Editor's note: This story is from December 2015. Authorities confirmed Monday that a body pulled from the Willow River over the weekend belonged to a Hudson native. St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott Knudson said Monday the body of 20-year-old Madeline Brekke was...
December 21, 2015 - 3:16pm
November 9, 2015
UPDATE: passengers ID'd in Roberts crash
A River Falls woman was killed and three others were injured Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision on Highway 65 in Roberts. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office identified the deceased as 61-year-old Bonny J. Britton. She was pronounced dead on the scene by the St. Croix County...
November 9, 2015 - 11:16am
July 6, 2015
UPDATE: Weather service: Storm drops more than 7 inches of rain on River Falls
Rainfall that could total 9 inches since midnight closed several roads in west-central Wisconsin and the Twin Cities early today. The National...
July 6, 2015 - 9:21am
June 7, 2015
Leitch Agency acquires McSorley Agency
Steven J. Leitch, owner of Leitch Insurance Agency in River Falls, has purchased the independent insurance agency in Hudson formerly owned by...
June 7, 2015 - 11:44am
May 15, 2015
From flab to fab
Sheila Eggen never set out to be a bodybuilder. Never thought she’d be competing in the Mr. and Mrs. All-Natural Bodybuilding show next weekend....
May 15, 2015 - 11:33am
May 14, 2015
UPDATE: Baldwin man in critical condition after Highway 12 crash
A Baldwin man remained hospitalized Thursday, a day after the motorcycle he was driving struck the back of a River Falls woman's car in the Town of Hammond. According to a St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office news release, Michael L. Halderson, 34, was taken by ambulance from the...
May 14, 2015 - 7:12am
April 10, 2015
Hope for UWRF: Budget battle ‘isn’t over yet,’
Ray Cross arrived at the UW-River Falls campus Tuesday morning, March 31, well aware that, like others around the state, the students, faculty and staff on campus are bracing for a hit. Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget calls for a $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin...
April 10, 2015 - 9:24am
March 28, 2015
Fisher joins national effort to help caregivers of ill, wounded vets
On the afternoon of an interview about her new role with a national military caregivers’ program, Carrie Fisher had another duty — to prepare...
March 28, 2015 - 11:20am