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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The owners of a Hudson shop hope a St. Croix County jury will see things differently than a municipal judge and reverse convictions on 52 citations for selling drug paraphernalia. On Jan. 7, 2013, Hudson police confiscated 52 pipes on display at Hideaway 4, 2117 Coulee Road, and issued one ticket for each pipe. Hudson Municipal Court Judge Susan Gherty heard testimony four days last October.
As the filing deadline passed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, races had developed for 16 of the 19 seats on the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors. Since three candidates have filed in each of four districts, all four will hold primaries in February. Primaries will be held in: District 6, Hudson; District 11, Star Prairie area; District 12, New Richmond area; and District 18, Baldwin area. These are the candidates as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: District 1: Incumbent Travis J.
In a decision and order signed Dec. 5, St. Croix County Judge Eric Lundell refused to dismiss charges filed in city court against the managers of Left of Center, an adult entertainment and tobacco shop in downtown Hudson. In May 2012 Hudson police officers confiscated 25 products from the store’s shelves and wrote 25 tickets apiece for Brian E. Orcutt, Maple Grove, Minn., and Melissa J.
'Twas the week before Christmas, and all through Wisconsin, con artists continue to stir. In the latest rip-off, a caller says you may be a respondent in a court case and you might have your wages garnished if you don't press a key on your phone, talk to a litigator and presumably pay a settlement. Sandy Chalmers of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says the calls can be downright frightening, but it's really a new twist on an old con job. Chalmers said the callers never say who they are, and no legitimate business would ever contact you in such a
In a marathon 7-hour meeting Nov. 5, the St. Croix County Board adopted a 2014 property tax levy that should mean a slight reduction in taxes for individual property owners. Although several amendments were proposed and each discussed at length, only one amendment was adopted. The final budget amount and tax levy stayed as proposed by County Administrator Patrick Thompson.
A Minnesota man who was operating a boat on a pleasure ride last June when the boat hit a sheer rock face north of Kinnickinnic State Park beach was charged today (Oct. 31) with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Patrick A. Puhalla, 47, Bayport, Minn., faces two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, one count of negligent operation of a vehicle and two counts of causing injury by operating a boat while intoxicated. The most serious charge carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. A New Richmond man, David J.
Wisconsin residents who work in Minnesota and are hoping for a break from the expense and inconvenience of filing income tax returns in both states are out of luck unless Gopher State officials change their stance. Because the states must give employers notice of withholding well ahead of the start of a tax year, reciprocity won’t be in effect for taxes withheld in 2014, said Wisconsin Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler during a Monday morning visit to River Falls. Chandler said his department did the two things the other state demanded to reinstate reciprocity and then Minnesota cha
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MADISON – Local Assemblyman Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) won’t be the new Wisconsin Assembly majority leader. Instead, today Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) was elected to the post.