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Wisconsin roundup: Trump credits Tommy Thompson for returning to Wisconsin; DNR advances funding cut; 9 more state news stories
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Wisconsin roundup: Trump campaigning Wednesday in Badger State; Walker backs student loan refinance effort; 10 more state news stories
Wisconsin roundup: State clamping down on cellphones in work zones; right to work law upheld;
Troy Board addresses boat ramp fees
crime and courts
Raider soccer still perfect in BRC
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Mustangs hand Raiders first loss
Hudson’s first playground for children of all abilities opens at Weitkamp Park
For better or worse: memory loss, dementia and caregiving
HHS senior opens up about depression
Gregory’s Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Sept. 24
The conversation about mental health is opening up
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 21)
PROBATE NOTICE: Marylyn M Apel Estate; Case No. 16PR73
FORECLOSURE: Wilmington v. Shari A. Nord; Case No. 15-CV-593
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 2016 Budget Adjustments (Solar Garden)
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Qualifications - Professional Services
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Loren R. Croone, 96
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Sally Ann Bethke, 80
In case you missed it, elections are coming
2016 is a good year to be a woman in the USA
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Real Estate Showcase
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
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...
July 3, 2009 - 1:54am