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ST. CROIX COUNTY: 4/6/17 Public Hearing re: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
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st. Croix County
March 21, 2016
New Richmond wants to develop county-owned property
In an effort to get the Willow River Bluffs development back on the tax rolls and to allow for a parcel of property to be developed as was its original purpose more than a decade ago, the New Richmond City Council recently approved a resolution asking that St. Croix County sell the...
March 21, 2016 - 8:54am
March 19, 2016
St. Croix adjusts jail, forensic fees
St. Croix County cut slightly the amount it charges work-release prisoners for electronic monitoring and will begin billing other counties for the use of its computer forensic lab. County Board members voted March 1 to reduce the per day charge for GPS bracelets on jail inmates in...
News/crime and courts
March 19, 2016 - 1:23pm
March 17, 2016
GOP county caucus is Saturday
On Saturday, March 19, at 9 a.m., the St. Croix County Republican Party will hold a caucus at Church of Christ, 1491 County Road A, New Richmond.Everyone is welcome to attend. Only 2016 members of the Republican Party of St. Croix County by March 5, 2016, may vote, except that...
March 17, 2016 - 9:52am
March 12, 2016
Free legal clinic
Members of the St. Croix Valley Bar Association are staffing a free legal clinic from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the St. Croix County Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road. Use the main entrance of the St. Croix County Government Center to pass through security...
March 12, 2016 - 12:36pm
March 8, 2016
EDC banquet honors business award winners
The St. Croix Economic Development Corporation honored its 2015 business of the year winners at a banquet Thursday, Feb. 25 at Kilkarney Hills...
March 8, 2016 - 1:36pm
March 4, 2016
County Board suggests St. Croix pay tab on dispute that pits library against library
Although the dispute is not resolved, the St. Croix County Board put a Band-Aid on a library funding issue that pits the county’s largest municipalities against one another. County Board members voted Tuesday morning to pay the Hudson Area Joint Library 100 percent of its cost of...
March 4, 2016 - 10:20am
February 16, 2016
St. Croix settles contract with deputies
During its Feb. 2 meeting, the St. Croix County Board finalized union contracts that will give sheriff’s deputies, jailers, investigators and sergeants 2 percent pay increases. The three-year contract gives annual 2 percent, across-the-board increases to 46 primary services officers...
February 16, 2016 - 11:21am
February 15, 2016
St. Croix County supervisors OK 9.6% pay hike for elected officials
Three St. Croix County elected positions -- the county clerk, treasurer and register of deeds -- will pay 9.6 percent more when the new officers take office after the fall election. Last week the County Board approved the raises for 2017, followed by 2 percent increases the next three...
February 15, 2016 - 1:17pm
February 10, 2016
Lightning rod scam strikes St. Croix County
A two-man team suspected of fleecing rural residents in an unusual scam involving lightning rods is being investigated in St. Croix County. Chippewa...
News/crime and courts
February 10, 2016 - 8:35am
February 5, 2016
County locks in 2.31% interest
The St. Croix County Board agreed Tuesday to take the best of seven bids, voting to borrow the second $10 million for the Health Center project. Supervisors also formalized a State Trust Fund loan that allows the county to access another $5 million for other projects -- although there...
February 5, 2016 - 10:45am
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