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The St. Croix County Board of Supervisors stepped up to the plate again to address the question of selling county land for a capital projects fund Tuesday, Jan.
A St. Croix County Highway Department employee has been charged with telephone harassment in connection with threatening phone calls made to a fellow employee following a pay for performance meeting. Kenneth Lyle Gregg, 61, Ellsworth, made an initial appearance before Judge Scott Needham Jan. 3 on two misdemeanor counts of telephone harassment and pleaded innocent to the charges. The criminal complaint alleged Ken Crotty of the highway department received a series of messages from Gregg Dec.
Sharleen Croes said she dragged her feet on retirement until she was over 70, but has finally made the choice. Jan. 3 marked her last day as real property lister in the St. Croix County Planning and Zoning office after more than 20 years on the job. "I loved the job," the town of Cylon native said during a conversation late last week as she reflected on the past two decades. Contrary to what her title suggests, the position doesn't include listing property as such. "We check a deed to make sure it is right and put it in for tax purposes," she said.
Minnesota Viking quarterback Christian Ponder's sneak across the border to get married quietly in Hudson Dec. 17 is nothing new for the city. Back in the day, Hudson was known as a Greta Green for the Twin Cities because Wisconsin did not have a waiting period or license requirement for marriage when Minnesota did. The situation created a niche for commerce in the town because a number of Minnesota residents, particularly from St.
A former treasurer of a Willow River Elementary school parent group was convicted in a theft case Wednesday afternoon Dec. 19. Nichole R. Haugen, 30, pleaded no contest to multiple counts of theft in a business setting before Judge Howard W. Cameron. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail, probation for three years, 120 hours of community service and fined $1,215. In addition, Haugen was ordered to pay $22,874 restitution to the Willow River Parent Group. Haugen was treasurer of the non-profit organization and one of only two officers who had access to the group's checking account.
A man accused in the murder of his three daughters last summer did not meet the court's deadline for entering a not guilty by reason of insanity plea Friday. Public defender John Kuscinski said his client, Aaron Schaffhausen would most likely appear in court next at a scheduled hearing in January. Earlier in the proceedings, Judge Howard W. Cameron had set a Dec. 14 deadline for Schaffhausen to enter an insanity plea.
Marie Salzman Corcoran 600 words/ 21 inches Marie Salzman Corcoran has been through a lot since moving to New York City 13 years ago, the recent superstorm events included. She still isn't ready to leave Gotham and return home to Hudson, but admits she thought about it after the last series of events. Corcoran, who suffered through the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept.
A River Falls man has been found guilty of homicide in the shooting death of a friend during the summer of 2011. Anthony Palmer Velure, 27, pleaded no contest to homicide by handling a dangerous weapon Friday (Nov. 9) in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Judge Eric J. Lundell ordered a pre-sentence investigation and held off on scheduling a sentencing hearing until the PSI is concluded in about eight weeks. The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and $25,000 fine.
A Hudson native has moved up in the ranks of citizen soldier to company commander. Cpt. Jared Bollom, HHS 1996, was installed as commander of an Army National Guard company in North Dakota Oct. 21. "I recently took command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade out of Fargo, N.D.," said Bollom, "It's a big honor to be asked to take company command." "It did vie for the job; brigade command approached me," Bollom said, "It's humbling." Bollom graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo in 2000.
Sometimes Steve T'Kach looks back on his life in Washington, D.C., and wonders if it was all a dream. It's not usual for a small town boy to make it all the way to the environs of the U.S. Justice Department, but he did. T'Kach, 56, is back in the Hudson area after taking an early retirement from his government position. He took time last week and reflected on anything but a standard career path. He graduated from Somerset High School in 1974, went on to earn a bachelor's degree from UW-River Falls and then added a degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St.