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Back to school supply drive
Middle school sets registration days
Senators split on Planned Parenthood funding; Teen gets six months for ‘thrill killing’ of 15 deer; 11 more state news briefs
Iron ore mining project may be revived; 3 area towns on list of those who missed highway reimbursements; 9 more Wisconsin stories
Crimmins’ calling sparks Hudson Karate For Christ dojo
crime and courts
Bison mount now at Willow River Nature Center
Hudson pro will compete for PGA Championship
Hudson Log Rolling brings home impressive hardware
Father, son lead River Rats in finale
Funny name for a fun game
Eagle project benefits fair
Hudson area winners at county fair
Pepper Fest is Aug. 14-16; plans unfolding
St. Croix Valley Foundation: building a legacy
Troy Burne ‘Tee It Up for the Troops” honors local injured vets
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 8/20/15 Hearing - Houlton Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: ORDINANCE NO. 7-15
TOWN OF ST. JOSEPH: 8/11/15 Community Meeting - Houlton's Future
Bridge for Community Life, Inc. Intent to Apply for Transportation Vehicles
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Warming House and Bath Remodel
Rev. Phyllis H. Averill, 78
Mary (Salmon) Fischer, 94
Donald Bjornstad, 80
Daniel P. Ortner, 44
Matthew E Larson, 18
Get me the manager! Who knows what lurks in the human soul? Ask an orangutan
Get Me the Manager: Madison lay-off begs the question: For whom does the bell toll next?
Our View: County is positioned for more business growth
Our View: RiverFest offers many activities next week
Doug's Diggings: Television stars dropped into town in July 1990
January 15, 2010
Confused by tax issues
Dear Editor, I admit I was naive. When there was a reciprocity agreement, I assumed Wisconsin took the income tax I paid them and paid a small percent each year to Minnesota to cover things like snow plowing and police force for my driving in their state. Now that I am forced to...
opinion / letters
January 15, 2010 - 1:40am
January 5, 2010
Wisconsin taxpayers pay less in 2009
In 2009 Wisconsin residents gave their governments the smallest percentage of their incomes in almost 40 years, according to the state's Taxpayers Alliance. The alliance said federal, state and local taxes accounted for almost 29% of the state's total personal income last year....
January 5, 2010 - 10:48am
December 22, 2009
State Supreme Court won't hear tax refund case
The Wisconsin Supreme Court will not consider giving the Xerox Corporation a $104,000 tax refund. The justices have refused to act on a ruling last summer from a state appeals court, which said Xerox must pay personal property taxes on some of the copiers it leases to business customers....
December 22, 2009 - 9:31am
December 18, 2009
School taxes expected to increase in 2010-11
With this school year's tax levy just recently certified, the Hudson School District and Board of Education are already bracing for more bad news in the 2010-2011 school year. But they have a plan. At last week's school board meeting, district Financial Services Director Tim Erickson...
December 18, 2009 - 1:42am
November 19, 2009
City will spend less, keep tax rate unchanged
The Hudson City Council on Monday night approved a 2010 general fund budget that spends less and maintains virtually the same municipal tax rate as in 2009. The overall budget, including debt service, is $9,134,575. That is a reduction of $286,924 from the previous year. Property...
November 19, 2009 - 1:36am
County adopts budget with 4.6 percent tax increase
With only two supervisors objecting and with little discussion, the St. Croix County Board adopted a budget Nov. 10 that raises the property tax levy 4.6 percent. While votes on bonds will come later, the 2010 and subsequent budgets rely on borrowing the county's full $3.36-million...
November 19, 2009 - 1:11am
November 6, 2009
Against city building deal
Dear Editor, It looks like uncontrolled spending and ignoring your constituency is not limited to either Washington D. C. or Madison. Our Mayor is trying to pull an end run around the recent referendum on purchasing the old NMC building for the library. That was defeated in most...
opinion / letters
November 6, 2009 - 1:56am
Attend Nov. 12 meeting
Dear Editor, A meeting to determine the town of St. Joseph's portion of your taxes is Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. Wisconsin law provides that town "electors" have a direct vote in these matters. Your elected officials have exactly the same single vote that you...
opinion / letters
November 6, 2009 - 1:48am
Hudson and North Hudson rank low in taxes
Hudson and North Hudson are notable for their high household incomes, large tax bases, low tax rates and low municipal spending in a new comparison of financial data for 232 Wisconsin cities and villages. They also rank lowest among the municipalities in their population groups when...
November 6, 2009 - 1:18am
August 21, 2009
First step in nursing home plan is to cut dependency on tax levy
Participants in a planning session for St. Croix County's nursing home intend for it to become self-sufficient by 2015 and to diversify its services to meet changing needs. "The big first step," reported Nursing home Administrator Frank Robinson Tuesday, will be to cut $300,000 from...
August 21, 2009 - 1:02am
August 20, 2009
St. Croix Co. property values slide
St. Croix County has become accustomed to being a leader in Wisconsin. Usually, it's for population growth and median family income. Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue released figures showing St.
August 20, 2009 - 1:04am
School tax increase could top 8 percent
The Hudson Board of Education got a look at the 2009-10 preliminary school budget at their meeting last week and, as predicted, it will take an increase in school taxes of up to 8.25 percent to cover it. The preliminary general operating budget for the new school year stands at $49,425,558,...
August 20, 2009 - 1:02am
July 3, 2009
Critical of Democrats
Dear Editor, Elections have consequences. Today our Democrat-controlled state Legislature voted for the biggest tax increase in Wisconsin history: $2.1 billion in new taxes and fees, a deficit of almost $2.3 billion, while borrowing another $2.9 billion. I applaud Sen. Harsdorf and...
opinion / letters
July 3, 2009 - 1:54am
May 21, 2009
Two state officials refuse to raise taxes to cover shortfall
Two top state officials say they will not raise taxes to cover the state's latest revenue shortfall. Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan told mayors and local leaders in Madison Wednesday that people are "struggling enough now." And Administration Secretary Michael Morgan re-affirmed...
May 21, 2009 - 9:00am
May 1, 2009
Letter: Questions priorities
Dear Editor, At last week's special School Board meeting, options were discussed to deal with the upcoming expected $1.5-$1.8 million loss of state-shared revenue funding for operation of our public schools. The board sounded genuinely concerned about the impact this loss of dollars...
May 1, 2009 - 1:21am