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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
UPDATE: Teen crash victim reportedly swerved to avoid motorist on cellphone
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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
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
Seventh-annual GO Pink For Life kicks off
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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
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Citizen’s Police Academy: Tasers, strikes and defense
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Early voting is great option but don’t be hasty
Chaotic campaigns seen on all levels, sides
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st. Croix County
November 30, 2015
Operation HELP still needs sponsors
Sponsors are still needed for Operation HELP’s Christmas Campaign for Kids that provides gifts, food and more to area families in need of...
November 30, 2015 - 10:43am
New prosecutors join district attorney’s staff
Though at different stages in their legal careers, St. Croix County’s newest prosecutors share a similar mindset. There’s no place they’d...
November 30, 2015 - 10:31am
November 19, 2015
Waterman announces candidacy
Judge Michael Waterman announced his candidacy for election for a full term to Branch 4 of the St. Croix County Circuit Court. Waterman has held...
November 19, 2015 - 12:39pm
November 17, 2015
Helping parents talk safety with their kids
St. Croix County Investigator Brandie Hart is all too familiar with how children can be victimized in her role as the chief investigator of child...
News/crime and courts
November 17, 2015 - 5:03pm
November 14, 2015
St. Croix County buys park land on Bass Lake
The St. Croix County Board voted last week to spend $185,000 to buy 13.764 acres with 1,360 feet of shoreline on Bass Lake for a county park. This will be the third land purchase using $2 million in St. Croix River Crossing mitigation funds allocated to the county. About $880,000...
November 14, 2015 - 12:43pm
November 13, 2015
St. Croix board adopts 2016 budget with small increase for taxpayers
HUDSON -- After extensive discussion of three items last week, the St. Croix County Board adopted a 2016 budget that will raise the property tax levy by a little over $1 million and result in a slight increase for the average homeowner. The issues that provoked the most discussion...
November 13, 2015 - 2:54pm
November 2, 2015
St. Croix Co. plans to buy park land on Bass Lake
The St. Croix County Board will be asked Nov. 3 to vote to spend $185,000 to buy 13.764 acres on Bass Lake for a county park. This will be the third land purchase using $2 million in St. Croix River Crossing mitigation funds allocated to the county, said Ellen Denzer, the county’s...
November 2, 2015 - 11:29am
Supervisors complain county budget wasn’t in readable form
After some supervisors protested they hadn’t been able to read the document, the St. Croix County Administration Committee voted last week to send the proposed 2016 budget to the full County Board with no recommendation. The budget would raise the property tax levy over $1 million...
November 2, 2015 - 9:27am
October 28, 2015
Osceola man dies in town of Somerset crash
A 24-year-old Osceola man died Saturday evening in a single-vehicle crash in St. Croix County’s town of Somerset. According to the St. Croix Sheriff’s Department, Jordan M. Cloutier was ejected from the 2005 Dodge Durango in which he was a passenger. The vehicle crashed on...
October 28, 2015 - 3:02pm
October 26, 2015
St. Croix County departments propose $1 million levy jump
During a four-hour work session Oct. 14, St. Croix County supervisors got their first look at a proposed 2016 budget that would raise the tax levy over $1 million and result in a modest tax increase for the average property owner. The new mill rate means a county tax in 2016 of...
October 26, 2015 - 9:52am
September 29, 2015
State Supreme Court hears NR News v. city of NR case
Citizens cannot effectively monitor how the government exercises police power because a federal privacy law is being misapplied, a lawyer representing the New Richmond News told the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday, in a case that could have statewide implications for how law enforcement...
News/crime and courts
September 29, 2015 - 12:29pm
September 25, 2015
St. Croix uses online auction to sell tax-forfeited land for nearly $480,000
Using a statewide online auction service worked well for selling tax-deed property, reported St. Croix County Clerk Cindy Campbell. At their Sept. 16 meeting, Administration Committee members approved the sale of seven parcels through the Wisconsin Surplus Online Auction. The...
September 25, 2015 - 12:04pm
September 12, 2015
St. Croix County implements ‘text-to-911’ service
The St. Croix County Emergency Support Services announces the implementation of “Text-to-911” service at its Emergency Communications Center. The county’s centralized 911 Dispatch center handles all emergency calls in the county and will immediately be able to process “Text2911”...
September 12, 2015 - 11:16am
August 29, 2015
St. Croix County plans to fight IRS bill
St. Croix County’s Administration Committee will hire a tax attorney for advice on an IRS agent’s decision that taxes are owed on some unused paid time off hours even if employees don’t cash them out. An IRS agent claims that because the county neither withheld nor paid social...
August 29, 2015 - 11:05am
August 23, 2015
Woman accused of forgery pleads guilty
A woman who St. Croix County prosecutors said was writing forged checks from an account that allegedly was being illegally accessed by her mother pleaded guilty last week. Courtney McConnach, 25, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Aug. 12, in St. Croix County Circuit Court to one count...
News/crime and courts
August 23, 2015 - 11:23am