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August 11, 2017
Wisconsin Republicans will try again this month to settle their differences on a state budget that's now six weeks overdue. File photo
Wisconsin roundup: State budget talks could resume soon; 7 more state news stories
August 11, 2017 - 8:43am
August 10, 2017
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Hudson girl, father drown in Lake Superior
August 10, 2017 - 11:15pm
St. Croix County supervisors passed a resolution Aug. 1 in opposition of a bill that would allow a former Bible camp along the Lower St. Croix River to be used as a wedding and events center. Residents who spoke at public comment worry the commercial use would disrupt the secluded area, but legislators who authored the bill say it will enhance property rights. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia.
Local control debate lingers over proposed zoning legislation
August 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
For some shoplifters apprehended in Walmart stores, there is a restorative justice program allowing them the opportunity to resolve their offenses without entering the criminal justice system. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
'Justice' in store: Lawmaker pushes back against Walmart program
August 10, 2017 - 4:30pm
Firefighters check the inside of a car involved in an Aug. 10 collision at County Road U and Chapman Drive in River Falls. A dump truck also involved in the crash can be seen in the background. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Crews respond to 2-vehicle crash in River Falls
August 10, 2017 - 3:55pm
Students in Lyz Wendland's First Year Adventure class called 'What is Art?' work on drawings, paintings, or sketches in class, an assignment inspired by artists who they admired. Kathy M. Helgeson / UWRF
Innovative courses at UWRF benefit students, educators alike
August 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
St. Croix County horse tests positive for West Nile virus
August 10, 2017 - 1:57pm
Seated next to Foxconn CEO Terry Gou, Gov. Scott Walker signs a memo of understanding last month. Photo courtesy of governor's office
Wisconsin roundup: DNR hires environmental manager for Foxconn project, vows compliance; 8 more state news stories
August 10, 2017 - 12:44pm
Though children and adults make up the largest number of Medicaid enrollment, people with disabilities and the elderly account for the highest costs. Graphic: Youssef Rddad / RiverTown Multimedia
Critics caution Medicaid cuts could land more people with disabilities in nursing homes
August 10, 2017 - 10:12am
In response to LGBT flag vandalism in April, fliers stating ‘All are welcome’ were passed out in Hudson. The vandalism was one of several incidents that prompted citizens to propose an inclusion resolution, which was discussed at the Hudson Common Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 7. Hudson Star-Observer file photo.
Council discusses concerns with proposed inclusion resolution
August 10, 2017 - 9:00am
August 9, 2017
Polk County deputies arrested the driver of this truck on suspicion of drunken driving after she allegedly crashed into another vehicle on Aug. 5. The driver of the second vehicle was airlifted from the scene and was recovering in "good condition" at Regions Hospital. Photo courtesy of Polk County Sheriff's Office
New Richmond woman airlifted after suspected alcohol-related crash
August 9, 2017 - 4:19pm
U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, a Hayward Republican, listens to Leitch Insurance Agency owner Steve Leitch during a meeting with St. Croix County business leaders at Cardinal Health in Hudson. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Business leaders talk local economy, transportation with Duffy
August 9, 2017 - 12:08pm
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Hudson resident pens textbook on student debt
August 9, 2017 - 9:52am
Wisconsin roundup: Taxpayers won’t recoup Foxconn investment until 2043, report states; 10 more state news stories
August 9, 2017 - 8:51am
August 8, 2017
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Convicted stalker charged with false imprisonment
August 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
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