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Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
New Richmond man charged in connection with church burglaries
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
Woman charged with threat to officer
Wisconsin roundup: State's cows remain among top producers; Wisconsin nurse says kids need 10 hours of slumber; nine more state news stories
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River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
The Bull never backs down: Former Raider fullback in fight of his life
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
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
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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
Jennell Bond, 30
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
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
Real Estate Showcase
Ashland says mining company must front money for expenses; Bill would require burial for aborted fetuses; Wausau gay rights march goes on without a hitch; more state news
The Ashland County Board has approved two measures designed to protect taxpayers for infrastructure costs related to Gogebic Taconite’s proposed iron ore mine. The company would have to pay Ashland County $100,000 upfront and then keep a minimum balance of $50,000 to reimburse...
News/crime and courts
June 24, 2013 - 10:15am
June 21, 2013
Funnel cloud spotted in central Wisconsin; Gay pride parade cancelled; Boys found guilty of killing great-grandmother; more state news
A funnel cloud was spotted near Wausau this morning. The National Weather Service said there was a public report at 7 a.m. of an apparent twister that never landed. It was seen about seven miles west of Wausau near Hwy. 107 and Marathon County Road U. The Weather Service said many...
News/crime and courts
June 21, 2013 - 9:58am
June 20, 2013
Stillwater Lift Bridge open again; Rhoades takes leave for hip surgery; Budget moves on to Senate; more state news
One of the main links between northwest Wisconsin and Minnesota is completely open again -- much earlier than expected. The Minnesota Department of Transportation completed repairs Wednesday on a frayed cable that blocked boats from going under the Stillwater Lift Bridge on the...
June 20, 2013 - 9:10am
June 19, 2013
Republicans add last-minute school choice measures, mine-area restrictions; Shell Lake man mauled by bear, more state news
MADISON -- A debate over the new state budget lasted only 15 minutes in the Assembly Tuesday, as majority Republicans spent most of their time behind closed doors adding some last-minute items. The debate was scheduled to resume at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday and a vote was set for 5:30...
June 19, 2013 - 8:43am
June 18, 2013
Summer gets off to cold start; Mom suspected of trying to asphyxiate four kids; Woman accuses John Menard of extortion, demanding sex; more state news
Summer officially begins this week, and yet, it was one degree above freezing in Superior this morning. Most of Wisconsin was in the 40's and 50's, but a couple spots in the north cooled down to the 30's after a boisterous cold front went through. Northwest Wisconsin had heavy thunderstorms...
June 18, 2013 - 9:21am
June 14, 2013
Spectators disrupt abortion reform debate but measures OK'd, sent to Walker; Clear Lake teen named state FFA leader, more state news
MADISON -- State Assembly members shared impassioned family stories before approving three bills to restrict abortion rights. All Republicans voted yes and all Democrats voted no Thursday, as the house sent Gov. Scott Walker a bill to make abortion candidates get ultrasounds so they...
June 14, 2013 - 7:50am
June 13, 2013
Wisconsin's population is aging; big storm drops rain, damages Wal-Mart roof; more state news
If you think you're seeing fewer young people in Wisconsin, you're right. The U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday that 14.4 percent of the state's population was 65 or older as of last July. That's just less than one percent more than in the 2010 Census. Wisconsin had an estimated...
June 13, 2013 - 6:57am
June 12, 2013
Democrats temporarily delay abortion reforms; giant storm system will narrowly miss Wisconsin; more state news
Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate blocked approval yesterday of a Republican bill to require women to get ultrasounds before getting abortions. The hold-up won't be long, as G-O-P Senate leaders said the bill would come up again first thing Wednesday. New Berlin Republican Mary Lazich...
June 12, 2013 - 7:38am
June 11, 2013
Lawmakers consider boost to jobless benefits; Senators split on Farm Bill vote; more state news
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Senate was scheduled to vote Tuesday on a bill to increase weekly jobless benefits, while making it easier to recover...
June 11, 2013 - 8:25am
June 10, 2013
Johnson 'every bit concerned' over civil liberties; Assembly panel to vote on election changes; more state news
U.S. Senate Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin says we need a "very delicate balance" between protecting civil liberties and gathering intelligence to fight terrorism. Johnson, a member of the Senate Homeland Security panel, was on "Fox News Sunday" to discuss the recent reports...
June 10, 2013 - 10:18am
June 7, 2013
Cong. Sensenbrenner -Patriot Act author - says NSA surveillance goes too far; Assembly votes to uphold new laws in dispute, more state news
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin House Republican Jim Sensenbrenner - who wrote the U.S.A. Patriot Act soon after 9-11 - said the secret surveillance...
June 7, 2013 - 9:10am
June 5, 2013
Joint Finance deal boosts school aids, cuts taxes; provision gives tax break for private school tuition, more state briefs
MADISON -- The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee is expected to take its final votes Wednesday on the new state budget. Majority Republicans...
June 5, 2013 - 8:38am
June 4, 2013
Kenosha businessman slain in Jamaica; Joint Finance mulls tax cut, plus more state news
MAUSTON -- A Wisconsin Air National Guard member is jailed under a $2 million bond after being charged with killing a woman and wounding another in a shooting in Mauston. Cody Treul, 29, is accused of killing Gayle Howland, also 29, and Ebony Lasher, 23, both of Mauston. Lasher...
June 4, 2013 - 8:32am
June 3, 2013
Freezing temps still linger in northern Wisconsin; New city law lets police fine parents of bullies; State budget deal seems close; More state news
Summer is only 18 days away, and temperatures still dropped to the freezing mark this morning in Vilas County in far northern Wisconsin. It was 31 degrees at Land O'Lakes at 6 a.m., and Eagle River was at the freezing point at 32. By 7 a.m. it was around 40 in both those communities,...
June 3, 2013 - 9:01am
May 31, 2013
Funnel cloud spotted near Janesville; Passersby rescue trapped man; Excel asks for 6.5% rate hike; More state news
Wisconsinites are cleaning up from a second straight day of severe weather. The National Weather Service said a funnel cloud was spotted in Janesville just after 7 p.m. yesterday. About 40 minutes later, officials reported a 10-mile swath of tree damage to the east between Delavan...
May 31, 2013 - 9:22am