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Too good to last: Region braces for winter storm
Walker proposes $11M funding injection at Willow River State Park
Zimmerman checks in with constituents
Somerset man pleads not guilty to sex crimes
Wisconsin roundup: Primary day arrives; western Wis. could see fallout from Minn. liquor bill; 8 more state news stories
crime and courts
Raider hockey rolls to section finals
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
Girls' hockey climbs to top
Regional artists recognized for state awards in the River Falls Public Library Gallery
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Nancy Toll: helping others navigate the bumps in the road
Hot Air Affair is tradition for Hudson, pilots
Moon Glow lights up the night
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ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/8/17 Transit Subcommittee Open House
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2017 Road Weight Restrictions
WI DNR: Public Notice - Houlton MHP LLC, WPDES Permit
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: March 4, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 3/11/2017 at Somerset Mini Storage
Shirley J. "Squirrel" Watson, 74
Mary Jo Lindeberg, 84
Donn Marvin Webster, 89
Kim Lagerstrom, 58
Mary "Bernie" Luebke, 93
Teachable moments in a blame culture
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 16, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 9, 2017
Getting the hang of retirement will take time
Real Estate Showcase
Wisconsin roundup: Illegal gun use targeted in legislation; court date set for suspected cop killer; 11 more state news stories
MADISON — A Senate bill proposes tougher penalties on criminals caught with guns or those who illegally buy guns for someone else. State Sen. LaTonya Johnson, a Democrat from Milwaukee, is a co-sponsoring a bill that would make it a felony to buy a gun for someone who can't legally...
January 23, 2017 - 8:51am
January 17, 2017
Legislation would pay Minnesotans for Wisconsin tax losses
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota House Taxes Committee chairman is tired of dealing with Wisconsin about income taxes. So Chairman Greg Davids, R-Preston,...
January 17, 2017 - 3:06pm
January 4, 2017
U.S. Republicans start first day of Trump-era Congress on wrong foot
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led U.S. Congress had a rough start to its first session of the Donald Trump era on Tuesday, Jan. 3, when a...
January 4, 2017 - 9:30am
December 15, 2016
State Board approves recreation plan despite lawsuit; former juror to be questioned for alleged improper behavior; and 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- The state Natural Resources Board has voted to allow off road motorcycle riding and model rockets at a nature area, despite a lawsuit to ban those activities. The board voted 7-0 Wednesday for a master plan at the Sauk Prairie State Recreation area, on the site of the...
December 15, 2016 - 9:31am
September 2, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State report describes care problems at King Veterans Home; Slender Man stabbing suspect to change plea; and 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Another report describes substandard care at the State Veterans' Home at King in Waupaca County. WISC TV says the state's health agency wrote the five-page report, which describes broken bones and other injuries to elderly veterans who reside at the home -- plus unsanitary...
September 2, 2016 - 9:26am
January 1, 2016
‘One of us’ service, time-proven expertise drive Hudson’s Premier Tax
Good news in Hudson as this year’s annual tax panic starts to heat up: Tax pro Wendy Byl is one of us and gets to know her clients like friends;...
January 1, 2016 - 9:42am
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...
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...
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...
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