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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Perhaps the lesson to be learned from a Roberts woman's experience is if a deputy offers you a ride, check to make sure there's no dog in the back seat. Or maybe ride up front. Denise Carroll, rural Roberts, has filed suit against the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department and Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company asking for compensation for injuries she suffered the afternoon of July 2, 2010. According to the lawsuit, Carroll was offered a courtesy ride by a St. Croix County deputy. As she opened the back door to enter the squad car, his police dog attacked her.
Proposed legislation to require citizens to show photo identification each time they vote is either a good idea or a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, say local poll workers. The bill, introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature last week, mirrors Indiana's voter ID law which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, said co-sponsor Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls. This isn't intended to be a process to discourage or prevent people from voting, it's an attempt to make sure a voter is who he says he is, said Harsdorf.
During a telephone conference with outstate reporters four days before his inauguration as Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker talked about his plans for leading the state to economic growth. "To me, if it's not about jobs and the economy, it's not a priority," said Walker during the Dec. 30 noontime press conference. The changes Wisconsin will make and the changes Minnesota expects can mean opportunities for Wisconsin border communities like Hudson and River Falls, said the new governor. Walker predicted the policies of Minnesota Gov.
Kitty Rhoades, who represented western Wisconsin's 30th District in the Assembly for 12 years, will be the new deputy secretary of the state's Department of Health Services, according to an announcement made Thursday afternoon. During a noontime press conference with out-state reporters, Scott Walker, who will take office as Wisconsin governor next Monday, announced his cabinet nominees as well as others who will take leading roles in his administration. Walker named Dennis Smith to lead the Department of Health Services. Smith has headed the U.S.
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.