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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Hudson Women’s Club: 100 years of service and fellowship
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Traffic problems lead to suspension of Final Stretch triathlon
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Mustangs hand Raiders first loss
Hunter safety class registration set for Sept. 13 in Somerset
Raiders top Spartans in battle of unbeatens
HHS senior opens up about depression
Gregory’s Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Sept. 24
The conversation about mental health is opening up
Hudson Scoutmaster has 50 years of service
Hudson woman competes in Miss Wisconsin USA
arts and entertainment
ST CROIX CO. HIGHWAY DEPT: Public Notice- Misc. Signs in Right-of-Way
CITY OF HUDSON: Liquor License Application - St. Croix Grill
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Lee H. Orlowski Estate; Case No. 16PR69
PROBATE ORDER: Janice A. Lillyblad Estate; Case No. 16PR70
Proposed Monopole Tower in vicinity of 726 Hwy. 12, Hudson
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Dr. James L. "Doc" Wallace, 90
Brian A. Anderson
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
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
Real Estate Showcase
April 29, 2009
Man charged in sexual assault of child
Multiple felony charges have been filed against a town of Kinnickinnic man in connection with the sexual assault of a young girl. Craig F. Ahlman, 41, was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child under 16, and three counts of possession of child pornography were filed...
April 29, 2009 - 1:23am
February 12, 2009
Hastings man sentenced in sexual assault
A Hastings, Minn., man has received a 30-year sentence in a conviction for sexual assault of a child. Jamie Danile Case was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 15 years' extended supervision Friday on a June 16 felony conviction for one count of sexual assault of a child. In addition,...
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Sexual assault charges against man dismissed
Felony charges against a Hudson man resulting from the investigation of an incident nearly three years ago have been dismissed in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Judge Eric J. Lundell dismissed the case against Gregory Lynn Drinkwine, 58, on Jan. 15 at the request of District Attorney...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
Douglas County bailiff charged with sexually assaulting teen
Charges were filed Monday against a Douglas County Sheriff's Department deputy accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man. William J. Webber, 55, a bailiff at the Douglas County Courthouse, faces felony charges of exposing a child to harmful material and reproducing a representation...
January 13, 2009 - 9:00am
December 31, 2008
Lopez pleads innocent to sex assault
The director of Heartview Inc. of the town of Hudson pleaded innocent to a sexual assault charge at a Dec. 23 arraignment hearing in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Carolyn A. Lopez, 30, 494 Prairie Lane, Hudson, was ordered to post a $5,000 cash bail on one felony count of second-degree...
December 31, 2008 - 12:00am
December 15, 2008
Afton man accused of molesting granddaughters
An Afton man was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for an incident involving two of his juvenile granddaughters. Washington...
December 15, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
Afton man arrested for alleged criminal sexual conduct with minor relative
An Afton man is being held in the Washington County jail over the weekend for allegedly committing criminal sexual conduct against one or more female relatives who are also minors. Washington County deputies arrested Richard Allen Balsimo, 62, at his Afton residence Thursday, Dec....
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
December 8, 2008
Parents say DA is overdoing it with sexual assault charges against teen
The parents of a 14-year-old Mequon boy accuse prosecutors of overkill after they charged their son in juvenile court with five counts of sexual assault.
December 8, 2008 - 9:00am
December 3, 2008
Man kills himself in Chippewa County after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman
Authorities said a man sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint in Marshfield, and he was later found dead about 60 miles to the west in Cadott. Marshfield Police Chief Joe Stroik said his officers got a call Tuesday morning from a resident who heard a woman crying for help from an...
December 3, 2008 - 9:00am
October 28, 2008
Award-winning Superior teacher investigated for sexual contact with student
An award-winning educator in Superior is being investigated for allegedly having sexual contact with a male student. According to a recent search warrant, William Rehnstrand, 65, admitted having improper contact with the 17-year-old boy in August. The teen said it was not consensual. The...
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am
July 10, 2008
Court rules dead are protected under sexual assault laws
A public defender says a State Supreme Court ruling that makes necrophilia illegal is, "dead wrong." Jefren Olson says the sexual assault laws were never intended to punish sex with dead persons. But Justice Pat Roggensack said the law bans intercourse with anyone who does not give...
July 10, 2008 - 12:00am
April 4, 2008
Letter: Stop sexual violence
Sexual assault is a devastating crime that is committed with shocking frequency in our society. In Wisconsin alone there were over 15,600 sexual assaults reported to law enforcement in 2004. This number is alarmingly high, but it does not begin to reflect the full extent of the problem....
April 4, 2008 - 12:00am