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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
May 23, 2014
Cap on political gifts removed; Cross proposes free college classes for high-schoolers; 11 more Wisconsin stories
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin's political donors no longer have a limit on the total amount they can give candidates each year. Federal Judge Lynn Adelman Thursday signed an agreement to stop enforcing Wisconsin's $10,000 aggregate cap on political donations by one person. It was first...
May 23, 2014 - 9:36am
May 21, 2014
St. Croix County high-speed chase results in felony charges; DNR warden accused of keeping seized weapons; More state news
A 20-year-old Osseo man is due back in court Friday for allegedly slamming into a sheriff's vehicle with a stolen car during a high-speed chase May 14 -- and dealing methamphetamines. Jeremy Mayo is charged in St. Croix County with five felonies and two misdemeanors. His passenger...
News/crime and courts
May 21, 2014 - 9:23am
May 20, 2014
Challenge to Alabama abortion law parallels pending Wisconsin case; 2-plus inches rain fell near Menomonie; 12 more state stories
A federal court trial is underway in Alabama in a lawsuit against a state abortion law that's similar to what's being challenged in Wisconsin. Testimony began Monday in a lawsuit which seeks to kill an Alabama law that forces abortion doctors to have local hospital admitting privileges. A...
May 20, 2014 - 9:21am
May 15, 2014
Library reopens after weeklong closure due to busted roof drain pipe
The Hudson Area Joint Library reopened on Thursday, May 15, after being closed for a week because of an interior drain pipe that came loose during...
May 15, 2014 - 4:44pm
May 13, 2014
Torrential rains swamp Jefferson County; spring planting running late; 7 more state stories
SULLIVAN -- Officials now say almost five inches of rain fell in parts of southeast Wisconsin Monday and the most fell right outside the doorstep of the National Weather Service office. The state headquarters near Sullivan, south of Oconomowoc in Jefferson County, reported 4.93 inches...
May 13, 2014 - 8:50am
May 12, 2014
Attorneys split over whether MPS open records exemption sets new precedent; former Gov. Lucey remembered; more state news
MILWAUKEE -- Experts disagree on whether a recent court ruling could keep more public records sealed throughout Wisconsin. A state appeals court said it was okay for the Milwaukee School Board to withhold a female employee's attendance and disciplinary records from a man suspected...
May 12, 2014 - 8:51am
May 1, 2014
Republicans downplay concept of state succession; Milwaukee major hears shots as officer kills suspect; more state stories
MILWAUKEE -- Two Wisconsin legislative leaders are thumbing their noses at giving the state the power to nullify federal laws and secede from the United States. A resolution to that effect made it onto the agenda for this weekend's Republican State Convention in Milwaukee. State...
May 1, 2014 - 9:17am
April 29, 2014
State’s corn planting way behind schedule; Rain, snow showers cover state; 10 more state briefs
Almost one of every five acres of this year's corn crop has been planted throughout the nation -- but in Wisconsin, it's more like one of every 100 acres. The National Ag Statistics Service said 1% of the Badger State's corn crop was in the ground as of Sunday. Ten percent has...
News/crime and courts
April 29, 2014 - 9:09am
April 18, 2014
Snow plowing breaks St. Joseph budget; road projects in jeopardy
By Chuck Nowlen Winter wreaked havoc with St. Joseph Township’s snow-plowing budget this year, leaving the Town Board in a quandary over spring street sweeping and planned summer road-improvement projects. Town Chair Dan Gavin reported at the board’s April 10 meeting that...
April 18, 2014 - 10:17am
April 17, 2014
New laws allow use of marijuana oil extract, forbid transferring kids to non-relatives; Some areas get 14-15 inches of snow; more state news briefs
Wisconsin has 58 new laws today after Gov. Scott Walker signed them yesterday. The governor held a ceremony in Milwaukee to highlight expansions of three current laws to protect victims of domestic violence. One of the bills tightens up the legal process to make sure those under...
April 17, 2014 - 10:05am
April 16, 2014
Weather-weary north may get up to 16 inches; Motor-trolling may become legal statewide, more state news
Folks in far northern Wisconsin are bracing for up to 16 inches of snow in a late winter storm that's just getting started Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued warnings and watches that stretch until 10 a.m., Thursday. The most snow could fall along a line from...
April 16, 2014 - 8:40am
April 15, 2014
Ryan, Kind team on Medicare data release bill; whitefish shortage may affect some Passover meals; more state news
Americans can now see how many federal tax dollars are given to doctors who treat Medicare patients, but information remains limited on how good...
April 15, 2014 - 9:53am
April 14, 2014
Sudden ice-out spurs river rescue; high winds damage Manitowoc school; 7 more state stories
MARINETTE -- Ten people were rescued in northeast Wisconsin last night, after four small fishing boats got stranded in the rising Menominee River at Marinette. Three children and two dogs were among those pulled in. None were hurt. Rescuers were called about 6:30 p-m. Marinette fire...
April 14, 2014 - 9:17am
April 11, 2014
Frost is still a problem for some Hudson Water Utility customers
The frost is so deep this spring that Hudson Water Utility Director Tim Caruso is asking homeowners who have been told to keep a pencil-size stream of water running from a faucet to continue to do so through Easter Sunday, April 20. “We have gone around to areas that we know...
April 11, 2014 - 3:34pm
April 4, 2014
Spring interrupted; Lawmaker calls for investigation of ‘homeless’ man’s vote; 12 more state news briefs
Spring is interrupted by winter again this morning in northern Wisconsin. Mason in Bayfield County had nine inches of snow and counting as of 1:30 a.m. Hawthorne in Douglas had 8.5 inches. Ashland and Solon Springs had seven inches as of midnight. Other parts of the north, away...
News/crime and courts
April 4, 2014 - 9:01am