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Former caregiver of Hudson man sentenced to five years in prison
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
Vehicle crashes, vaults out of ditch; Hudson driver later arrested
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
Tips lead to arrest in church burglaries; New Richmond man named 'person of interest'
crime and courts
Raiders rally to top Arrowhead
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
Carpenter Art Festival returns Aug. 27
Dancing with the Hudson Stars is back again
Hudson Siblings to serve abroad in mission program
WATCH: Looking back at the 2016 St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
arts and entertainment
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/10/16 at Somerset Mini Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 19-16
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cynthia F. Lichty Estate; Case No. 16-PR-61
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
Dale L. Vandenberg, 79
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
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
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st. Croix County
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
Biker group looks out for abuse victims, expands to New Richmond
The patch that Bikers Against Child Abuse members wear is designed to send a message. It depicts a fist with the acronym “BACA” across...
August 23, 2015 - 10:08am
August 18, 2015
Excessive alcohol use costs $105 million in St. Croix County
Recently Health First Wisconsin and its partners released Wisconsin’s first-ever comprehensive report detailing the costs of excessive alcohol...
News/crime and courts
August 18, 2015 - 11:02am
August 17, 2015
St. Croix locks in 2.6% interest rate on first half of Health Center debt
A favorable credit rating means St. Croix County will pay 2.649 percent interest on the first half of the money it’s borrowing for construction and remodeling at the Health Center in New Richmond. County Board members voted last week to accept FTN Financial’s bid on the $10...
August 17, 2015 - 3:35pm