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Judge rejects nine of 10 claims from abuse victims; Woman dies after stopping for school bus; More state new briefs
Star-Observer earns top award for large weeklies in state newspaper contest
The River Channel records interviews with City Council candidates
Assembly will debate right-to-work for 24 hours; Workforce secretary calls public-aid drug testing ‘compassionate’; 13 more state news briefs
Labor Committee advances right-to-work bill without OK; drone-dropped weapons worry prison chief; 11 more Wisconsin stories
crime and courts
Raiders fall to Wildcats in Big Rivers finale; open tournament play Friday
Hudson girls fall in basketball regional semifinal
Three Hudson wrestlers place at state individual championships
Spartans foil Raiders' run in the sectional final
Two Raider gymnasts advance to state meet
Seniors take advantage of free memory screening
Pet Adoption Day March 7 at Hackman's
Mount Zion pastor embraces church's focus
The Friends of the Library are friends to us all
Bike trails coalition launches membership drive
arts and entertainment
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Carl R. Oehlke Estate; Case No. 15PR15
CITY OF HUDSON: 3/12/15 Public Hearing - Plant Place Inc. Permit
TOWN OF TROY: New Ordinance 171-A
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Road Weight Restrictions
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 3/23/15, Case No. 15-CV-104; Charles Rund
James M. "Mike" Madden, 83
Marilyn V. Sampson, 87
Betty J. Larsen, 92
Melvin Johannsen, 86
Brandee S. Mitchell, 33
Doug's Diggings: This week marks 40 years in 'new' gym
Randy's Ramblings: Community is good
Our View: Now is the time for 'community engagement'
Our View: Walker's budget may look different in the end
Our View: Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s primary
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April 12, 2013
Lawmakers mull criminalizing resale of food stamps; new Walker-driven protest rules termed 'totalitarian'; permit OK'd for 5,300-cow farm, more state news
MADISON -- A bill that would make it illegal to sell a person's food-stamp benefits was endorsed Thursday by a state Assembly committee - and it's up for a vote Friday by a Senate panel. Assembly Republican Samantha Kerkman of Powers Lake is the bill's main sponsor.
news / politics / family
April 12, 2013 - 8:45am
March 2, 2011
Minnesota lawmakers mull Wisconsin tax reciprocity again
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are considering reinstating a deal with Wisconsin so people who live in one state and work in the other do not need to file two income tax returns. A bill studying the situation is set to be included in an overall tax bill later this legislative...
March 2, 2011 - 1:17pm
January 19, 2011
Walker, Dayton's tax chat delayed
A telephone call between Minnesota and Wisconsin governors about a tax dispute has been delayed until later this week. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, both new to the offices, plan to talk about tax reciprocity, which until this year allowed a taxpayer...
news / politics
January 19, 2011 - 11:11am
'Open for Business' signs irritant for some Minnesotans
Wisconsin's new Republican governor is taking the same tactic as Minnesota GOP legislators to help the economy: finding ways to help businesses so they can create more jobs. Gov. Scott Walker toured his state Tuesday, including stops in Hudson and Superior next to Minnesota, touting...
January 19, 2011 - 11:05am
July 22, 2010
Drowning claims state ag secretary, UWRF grad Rod Nilsestuen
Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture Rod Nilsestuen drowned in Lake Superior late Wednesday while taking a swim following a day volunteering on a Habitat for Humanity project in the Upper Pennisula. His body was reportedly recovered about 6:10 p.m. some 300 feet offshore. Governor...
July 22, 2010 - 7:47am
July 7, 2010
Lawsuit challenges lower electric rates for industries that add jobs
The state Public Service Commission says it will fight a lawsuit against its recent decision to let a utility charge lower rates to large industries that expand and create jobs. The Citizens Utility Board sued the PSC Tuesday, saying small businesses and residents would pay more...
crime and courts / news / business
July 7, 2010 - 11:48am
May 19, 2010
OWI penalties stiffen on July 1
There are new penalties in Wisconsin drunken driving laws and the most significant are primarily aimed at teenage offenders and those with multiple infractions. The new restrictions go into effect July 1, just in time for Independence Day weekend celebrations. "I can see an increase...
crime and courts / news
May 19, 2010 - 12:06pm
October 16, 2009
School districts get overall reduction in state aid
Wisconsin school districts officially got the bad news many were expecting Thursday. The state released the final school aid figures and most districts are getting less than a year ago. In the summer, it was estimated that one of every five school systems would get 15 percent less,...
October 16, 2009 - 9:00am
June 12, 2009
Final Assembly vote on the new state budget delayed; Democrats add amendments
State Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan says Democrats have the 50 votes they need to pass their version of the new state budget. But he delayed the Assembly's debate until this morning, so Republicans could review all the changes the majority made in four days of closed-door caucuses....
June 12, 2009 - 9:01am
June 4, 2009
Art show June 7; free fishing June 6 and 7
An art and craft show is scheduled June 7 at Willow River State Park, 1034 County A. Free fishing runs both days. Park admission is free for the Sunday art fair only in conjunction with a state park open house throughout Wisconsin. Art fair The eighth annual Art Along the Willow,...
outdoors / life
June 4, 2009 - 9:38am
May 22, 2009
Letter: Against smoke-free legislation
Dear Editor, Why is it that people are missing the point entirely? Last week's editorial, "Smoking ban has pros, cons, "but is generally best for all" shows the ignorance of people today. Why is it OK with people to let the government take away our basic rights? Quoting Carl Shurz,...
May 22, 2009 - 1:53am
Letter: In favor of smoke-free state
Dear Editor, On behalf of a tobacco-free healthcare campus committed to public health, I urge legislators to act now to make Wisconsin the 25th state with a comprehensive smoke-free workplace policy. We support the regulation of a product that affects the health of the community....
May 22, 2009 - 1:48am
May 15, 2009
Letter: Dislikes smoking law
Dear Editor, Is not separate, but equal, OK? I realize the danger of second-hand smoke, but here's a novel idea: Don't go in a smoking establishment. There are plenty of smoke-free places you can patronize; must the non-smokers have their way in both public and private business? Another...
May 15, 2009 - 1:03am
April 22, 2009
HHS musicians at state fest
Eleven Hudson High School students have qualified to perform at a Wisconsin School Music Association State Solo & Ensemble Festival. Eleven sites statewide are holding the festivals April 25 and May 2. To qualify for state, musicians had to earn a top rating at the district level....
April 22, 2009 - 10:43am