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Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
Croix Gear Machining expanding
Hampton opens doors in Hudson
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
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
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Bids- Glen Hill s Park Restroom Facility
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/13/16 Annual Meeting
CITY OF HUDSON: 7/5/16 Council Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF HUDSON: 9/7/16 Board of Adjustment Meeting - Moulton variance
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Glen L. Olson Estate, Case No. 16PR64
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
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
February 18, 2009
Swimmers to state in 7 events, right at home on podium
The Raider swim team made the podium in 11 of 12 events at the sectional tournament and will advance six athletes to state. Hudson will be represented...
February 18, 2009 - 10:43am
Evers, Fernandez move on in state superintendent race
Tony Evers and Rose Fernandez won Tuesday's primary election for state school superintendent. Evers, the deputy superintendent, got 35 percent of the vote. Fernandez, who used to head a coalition of families with kids in online schools, got 31 percent. Three candidates were...
February 18, 2009 - 9:24am
February 12, 2009
Five choices in next week's primary for State Superintendent job
A former pediatric trauma nurse, a state deputy superintendent, a Principal of the Year and two professors are the candidates in next week's primary election for Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction. The statewide vote set for Tuesday, Feb. 17, will trim the number of...
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
February 5, 2009
Snowshoe, hike in Afton Saturday A candlelight snowshoe and hike along a two-mile trail are scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Afton State Park. Candle luminaries will be set out along trails and, depending on the cloud cover, a section of the easy cross-country ski loop...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Doyle may delay state budget
Gov. Jim Doyle says he might wait an extra week to propose his new state budget so he can see what the federal bailout package might offer. The Democratic governor is scheduled to unveil his 2009-11 budget next Tuesday. But Congress is not expected to agree on a final spending...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 30, 2009
State budget hole grows to $5.7 billion
Gov. Jim Doyle warned in his State of the State address that the record deficit in the next state budget would keep growing and it has. Thursday, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau said there's now a $5.7 billion shortfall between state spending requests and expected revenues in the two-year...
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Assembly says contracts should go to companies using Wisconsin products, no enforcement included
The Wisconsin Assembly has passed its first two bills in the new session. Both are aimed at giving more government work to the state's recession-plagued companies. The lower house voted 77-22 to have state and local governments buy at least one-fifth of their goods and services...
January 28, 2009 - 9:00am
January 22, 2009
Legislator and hundreds of state employees retired early to avoid trust fund losses
A legislator and hundreds of state employees avoided big losses in their pensions by retiring before the end of last year. Former Rep. David Travis, D-Waunakee, figures he'll get $70-$80 more each month, just by retiring Dec. 30, instead of when his term ended on Jan. 5. That's...
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am
January 21, 2009
Federal stimulus package could take out half of state's debt
The federal economic stimulus package that's brewing in Congress could help Wisconsin wipe out more than half its budget deficit. State budget director David Schmiedicke says around $2.5 billion in stimulus money could help pay for health care and education in the Badger State. Another...
January 21, 2009 - 9:00am
January 19, 2009
Bad weekend of UW-River Falls hoops, state college basketball scores
Both men's and women's basketball squads from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls fell to the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds over the weekend.
January 19, 2009 - 9:00am
January 9, 2009
State retirement system to reduce pension checks
For the first time in its 26-year history, the state retirement system will reduce pension checks for its state and local government retirees. Preliminary figures said the state's Core Fund lost 26 percent of its value last year, ending with about $58 billion. That means pensions...
January 9, 2009 - 9:00am
State budget cuts to be felt across the board
Almost everybody will feel the effects of the latest state budget cuts, even the child who shows off a prized cow at the county fair. Gov. Jim Doyle's administration says it will ask lawmakers to cut $25 million in state grants that have not been awarded. It's part of an effort...
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
Willow River State Park open for winter activities
Feeling a little supersized after massive doses of holiday delicacies? How about some outdoor fun at Willow River State Park in Hudson to firm up that silhouette? Your choices include ice fishing, cross country skiing, sledding and winter camping. Trails maps can be snagged at the...
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
Nomination paper problems for some State Superintendent candidates
Two of the five candidates for state public school superintendent have problems with their nomination papers. And if Lowell Holtz and Todd Price don't solve them by 5 p.m. Friday, they may not be on the ballot for the Feb. 17 primary. Both candidates said they had technical problems...
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
Harsdorf appointed to ag, education posts
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, has been appointed to serve as the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am