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The art of brewing beer goes back thousands of years in history. In Wisconsin it's every bit a part of the fabric of history and culture in the state.
Judge Eric J. Lundell differed from the recommendations of the prosecution and handed down a prison sentence for Elise D'Lynn Will of Hammond Thursday morning in a child abandonment conviction. "The public should be put on notice this is not acceptable," said Lundell and sentenced Will to three years in prison and seven years extended supervision. Prosecutor Frank Collins recommended 90 days in jail and a three year probation period.
My colleague Meg Heaton in a recent column wrote about her visit to "1968", the exhibit at the Minnesota History Center and her reflections of that turbulent year from a teenager's point of view. I reflect on the year from another, slightly older point of view. I was 22 years old at the beginning of 1968 and a senior in college. It was a pivotal year. I was on a course to graduate. The selective service draft was in full force then with the Vietnam War escalating in both numbers of military involved and numbers of casualties.
Traffic deaths on St. Croix County roadway took a sharp rise in 2011 over one of the lowest number of fatalities in recent history. Records at the sheriff's department show 13 deaths in the county in 2011 compared with just six in 2010.
A man facing felony charges in connection with a scuffle with jail deputies last week made an appearance in St. Croix County Circuit Court Tuesday morning, Jan. 17. Charges of battery to law officers, assault by a prisoner, resisting an officer, escape and bail jumping, were filed Jan. 10 against Shane Michael Kringen, 38, whose most recent address was listed as the Lino Lakes prison in Minnesota. Sheriff John Shilts said Kringen forced his way out of a cell on Jan. 9, grabbed Sgt.
A man led Minnesota and Wisconsin sheriff's deputies on a chase in a reported stolen car Thursday morning and remained at large in the early afternoon. St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts said Loren H. Phillips, 43, was the alleged driver of a stolen car taken from 787 Pine Ridge Terrace, town of Troy. The car was reported headed into Minnesota, and Washington County authorities located it. They gave chase back into Wisconsin where the vehicle crashed near County Road V and 150th Street in the town of St.
A former Hudson liquor store manager has been convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars while on the job. Nathan Michael Dusek, 38, Knapp, who began working at Chicone's Liquors in 1994 and later became manager, pleaded no contest to one count of felony theft in a business setting Thursday afternoon in an agreement that included dismissal of a felony theft by false representation charge and a pledge to significantly contribute to restitution. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered by Judge Scott R. Needham who set a sentencing hearing for May 4 at 3 p.m.
The road to a consolidated and updated recycling and solid waste ordinance got a little longer after the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors tabled the issue Tuesday morning. The process hit a snag when Supervisor Linda Luckey said she had concerns about a portion of the ordinance and offered her written amendment to the section on inspections. "Trash cans shouldn't be subject to government searches.
The new year brings a surcharge on unemployment taxes for Wisconsin businesses to cover interest costs on federal loan money. A letter from the Department of Workforce Development Division of Unemployment Insurance (UI) in November informed large and small businesses that Wisconsin's unemployment insurance reserve fund had to rely on federal loans to help fund benefits...
Two established incumbents have chosen not to bid for another term on the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors and others followed the trend. Roger Rebholz and Esther Wentz have made it official with papers filed in County Clerk Cindy Campbell's office.