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Two cops, administrative aide gone from Prescott department
String of fake ID's prompts warning from Woodbury liquor store
WATCH: Woodbury squad cars hit during Aug. 11 traffic stop
WATCH: Hudson students view solar eclipse
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Thunderhawks name new coach
Raider football wins opener
On a roll: Hudson area log rollers shine at world championships
The Bull is back: New beginning for Loughney, Raiders
Hudson to open WBA playoffs in Stanley
Pepper Fest royalty crowned
HHS Stadium Raider open house postponed
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Sheepdogs coming to Hudson Badlands
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STORAGE SALE NOTICE: August 26, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
WI Indianhead Technical College Bd Appt
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Ad For Bids - HVAC Upgrade
Foreclosure: JPMorgan Chase Bank vs. Rusty Larson
City of Hudson: Ord 13-17 Amend No. 2 to 2017 Appropriation Ord
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May 8, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson-area school gains national honors for 'green' efforts; 11 more state news stories
WASHINGTON — A Hudson-area school and three other Wisconsin institutions have been named "Green Ribbon Schools" by the U.S. Department of Education....
May 8, 2017 - 8:34am
May 3, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Walker, Fitzgerald mum on Assembly tax overhaul; 11 more state news stories
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker and Senate GOP leader Scott Fitzgerald are not saying much about a major tax overhaul that's being worked on by...
May 3, 2017 - 9:01am
January 23, 2017
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