Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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In a decision released Nov. 16 a Wisconsin appeals court upheld the conviction of a man accused of raping another inmate in the St. Croix County Jail six years ago. "This is a classic case of zero plus zero equals zero," concluded the District III Court of Appeals in denying Ronald H. Wagner's request that his conviction be reversed. The court ruled that none of Wagner's arguments have substance and adding them together still equals nothing. In January 2005, a jury found Wagner, now 45, guilty of second-degree sexual assault/sex organ injury.
The overwhelming evidence of Peter G. Whyte's guilt in killing Suzanne Weiland in August 2006 makes any alleged error in admitting hearsay evidence harmless, ruled an appeals court. In a decision released Tuesday, Wisconsin's District III Court of Appeals affirmed a St. Croix County jury's verdict, convicting Whyte, 54, of second-degree intentional homicide.
His independent nature, his record in office and his understanding of what needs to be done are among the reasons he should be re-elected, says Ron Kind. Kind, 47, a Democrat, has represented Wisconsin's 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. This year he's running for re-election with two opponents: Republican Dan Kapanke of La Crosse and independent Michael Krsiean of Houlton. Using a statistical analysis of support of legislation, earlier this year an academic paper recently named Kind the sixth most "independent maverick" in Congress.
Mike Krsiean has one reason for running for Congress: The federal government has too much power and it's time the country remembered the limits set by the Constitution. Krsiean, Houlton, has entered the race for Wisconsin's 3rd District seat in Congress as an independent. The father of four daughters and an aerospace engineer working at Honeywell, he has not run for public office before but felt it was necessary now. While he and his wife Annie were working, running their small farm in the town of St.
STAR PRAIRIE -- A woman was severely injured Thursday evening when a St. Croix County deputy responding to an emergency call lost control of his squad car and struck her vehicle. According to a Regions Hospital spokeswoman, Carolyn Quenzer, 58, of Star Prairie is in critical condition this (Friday) morning. Sgt. Steve Tape of the Wisconsin State Patrol said her injuries are not considered "life threatening." The accident was reported at 5:43 p.m. Oct. 21.
They own the property. They have the county permit. Now St. Croix Animal Friends will focus on raising $2 million to build an animal adoption and education center. St. Croix Animal Friends was organized five years ago after an animal shelter in rural River Falls closed. To date SCAF has offered limited assistance to St. Croix County residents who can't afford to care for their animals. But on Aug.
An appeals court has upheld a battery conviction of a truck driver who hit another driver with a tire knocker during a dispute over blocking a fuel island. In a decision released Tuesday, Wisconsin's District III Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Richard M. Kubat, 54, Elk River, Minn. Kubat was placed on probation for a year and sentenced to 30 hours community service after a St. Croix County jury found him guilty of battering another driver during an incident that occurred Sept.
Area citizens will vote Sept. 14 to choose a Democratic candidate for the 30th District seat in the Assembly and a Republican candidate for the state's Third District seat in Congress. Statewide primary contests also include choosing a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and both Democratic and Republican candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and state treasurer. Winners of the primary contests will go on to the general election Tuesday, Nov.
Matt Borup: Woodshop manager, parent Strengthening Wisconsin's economy by supporting and expanding business opportunities, encouraging job creation and helping small businesses will be his priorities in the state Assembly, says Matt Borup. Borup, 32, Hudson, will face Ben Plunkett, River Falls, in the Tuesday, Sept. 14, primary for the Democratic nomination for the 30th District seat in the Wisconsin Assembly. The winner of the primary will run against Republican candidate, Dean Knudson, in November. "It really was a very personal decision (to run)," said Borup.
Bruce Evers said he first got the idea to run for Congress while sitting in a deer stand, thinking of his six grandkids. What will they have if the United States doesn't get its spending under control?