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Nieskes, Yacoub meet for district attorney forum
Wisconsin roundup: Democrats want federal monitoring of state elections; suspended UW student returns to court on sex allegations; 9 more state news stories
Hudson officer reflects on crash
UPDATE: Freeway crash involved Hudson motorist, semi, third vehicle
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
crime and courts
Raider boys run to sectional title
Raider football moves on in playoffs
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
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
Helen Jansen Talle, 87
Marion Deal, 87
Anita J. Limbach, 84
For president, none of the above
He’s finally here
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
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st. Croix County
February 3, 2016
Operation HELP Christmas campaign serves hundreds
The 2015 Operation HELP Christmas Campaign for Kids supported 117 families with gifts, food vouchers, paper products and more. This year more...
February 3, 2016 - 9:47am
February 2, 2016
St. Croix panel endorses pay hikes for elected officials, deputies, jailers
Last week St. Croix County’s Administration Committee voted to recommend 9.6 percent pay increases for three elected officials, followed by two percent raises the next three years of their terms. The committee also endorsed a negotiated agreement that will give St. Croix County...
February 2, 2016 - 11:55am
St. Croix plans extra transformers for Government Center to avoid problems that occurred last fall
St. Croix County will spend about $350,000 to build a backup system to prevent a repeat of an incident that interrupted electrical service to the county’s 911 center, jail and Government Center. The transformer, which feeds the entire building, failed several months ago because...
February 2, 2016 - 10:48am
January 17, 2016
St. Croix Co: Over taxing or just prudent?
During their January meeting, St. Croix supervisors began to address a question that has dogged them for months: Does the county need $16.7 million of unspent, unassigned money at the end of a year? $15.7 million? $12.7 million? Some argued that having a $16.7 million balance, 49.6...
January 17, 2016 - 1:55pm
Oversight means Novotny won’t be on ballot
A glitch in the process means Howard Novotny, who was elected in 2014, won’t have his name on the ballot for the District 4 seat on the St....
January 17, 2016 - 10:29am
January 10, 2016
St. Croix Co. accepts $300,000 grant for new nursing home therapy pool
A $300,000 grant from an Andersen foundation will cover most of the cost of a therapy pool for St. Croix County’s new nursing home. When county supervisors met last spring with the architects, the general contractor and market-study consultants for the $20 million construction and...
January 10, 2016 - 1:34pm
January 9, 2016
St. Croix board kills plan to bond for capital improvement projects
HUDSON – St. Croix County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday morning to indefinitely postpone, effectively killing, a proposal to bond to pay for $5 million in building and equipment projects. The county sold a $10 million bond issue in 2015 and plans to sell another $10 million...
January 9, 2016 - 12:57pm
January 7, 2016
Races shape up in eight of 19 St. Croix districts
Filings were strong as the deadline approached Tuesday, and in the end races had developed for eight seats on the 19-member St. Croix County Board. Ten incumbents are running unopposed, and in another district, the incumbent is not running but a former board member is. The general...
January 7, 2016 - 7:51am
January 3, 2016
So far only two races developing for 19-member St. Croix Co. Board
As of Monday morning there were firm candidates for six of the 19 seats on the St. Croix County Board, two registered candidates for two seats and no declared candidates for six seats. The filing deadline is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Those interested in running must register their...
January 3, 2016 - 11:56am
December 25, 2015
Plan to borrow $5 million more goes back to St. Croix Co. Board
HUDSON – A proposal to borrow $5 million for repair projects that failed to win approval from the St. Croix County Board earlier this month will come back to the board in January. “We’re stymied without the funding for these very important projects,” County Administrator Pat...
December 25, 2015 - 8:44am
December 14, 2015
HELP’s Christmas Campaign for Kids brings out the best in the community
The annual Operation HELP Christmas Campaign for Kids once again proved what can be accomplished when an organization dedicated to helping families...
December 14, 2015 - 11:20am
December 13, 2015
St. Croix Co. hires HR director, finalizes PTO payout change
During its Dec. 1 meeting, the St. Croix County Board hired a human resources director and confirmed changes to the paid-time-off payout policy for county staff. After over eight months without a person in that role, the board voted last week to hire Heather Murray as its human services...
December 13, 2015 - 1:12pm
Salvation Army needs bell ringers and donations
This year’s Salvation Red Kettle Campaign has gotten off to a slow start in St. Croix County. To date the campaign has collected a little more...
December 13, 2015 - 9:07am
December 9, 2015
St. Croix Co. has new HR director; board finalizes PTO payout change
HUDSON – During its Dec. 1 meeting, the St. Croix County Board hired a human resources director and confirmed changes to the paid-time-off payout policy for county staff. After over eight months without a person in that role, the board voted last week to hire Heather Murray as its...
December 9, 2015 - 8:13am
December 5, 2015
Plan to borrow $5 million for St. Croix projects fails
A proposal to borrow $5 million for a list of repair projects failed to get the supermajority of support needed from St. Croix County Board members Tuesday. The cost of the projects on the list that accompanied the resolution totaled $5.7 million. Administrators said the list would...
December 5, 2015 - 12:37pm