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The Wisconsin women's hockey team is still number-one in this week's poll from U.S. College Hockey On-Line. The defending national champions opened their season last weekend by taking a pair from Quinnipiac at the Kohl Center. The Badgers are 2-and-0, as they open their WCHA campaign on Friday night at home against Saint Cloud State. New Hampshire is second in the new poll. Mercyhurst moved up from fifth place to third.
Roy Brown, 72, of Star Prairie and formerly of Roberts, WI died Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond. Memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Beebe Mortuary in New Richmond. Private interment will occur following cremation. Beebe Mortuary assisted with arrangements.
The former Hager City man convicted of robbing the Red Wing Credit Union in 2001 in Red Wing, Minn., received a fair trial, the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday. Mark Samples, 42, argued he deserved a new trial because the prosecutor used improper methods to establish his sanity during the heist. The divided three-judge panel ruled against Samples. The court questioned the prosecution's actions but insisted Samples's trial was a fair one. Judge Myron Bright dissented. "...Samples served his government well as a member of the armed forces," Bright wrote.
RIVER FALLS -- Area Realtors Reid & Jenn Ferguson say in an online real estate update: "The housing market continues to be strong in the River Falls, St. Croix/Pierce county area, although house inventories are slightly up compared to this time last year...making it an excellent opportunity for savvy buyers." Their illustrative graph shows the 54022 market as a "3" -- with a 1 being a buyer's market and 5 a seller's market. But Bob Casey, office manager for 13 years at WESTconsin Credit Union, 1207 N.
A Wisconsin researcher says the decline of some tiny but important species continues in the Great Lakes. There have already been some signs that zooplankton and other invertebrates are declining in the lakes. Now, University of Wisconsin Superior has the first batch of numbers collected for a special project with the Environmental Protection Agency. During springs and summers from 2001 to 2005, a university team traveling on an EPA research vessel collected biological samples in all five lakes.
Once again St. Croix County leads the state in growth percentage according to the annual population estimates released Thursday by the Wisconsin Department of Administration. The January 2006 population estimates show that St. Croix County's population has jumped 23.5 percent since 2000, adding14,873 new residents. Two other counties in the region also made the top five in the state in percentage of growth. Polk County was number five and saw a jump of over 9 percent and at number four was Chippewa County with an increase over 10 percent.
Donna Kobs, 55, of New Richmond died Friday, August 4, 2006 at her home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 10 at Beebe Mortuary in New Richmond. Visitation is from 5-7:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are preferred.
William Boge, 61, of Baldwin and formerly of New Richmond, WI died Sunday, August 6, 2006 at his home in Baldwin. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 11 at the United Methodist Church in New Richmond. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Beebe Mortuary of New Richmond is assisting the family with arrangements.
Fewer freshmen at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls need remedial math and English work than at most other UW System schools, but the trend is not positive. A report released this week by the non-partisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance suggests that because of the increasing need for remedial math and English by freshman at UW schools, the state may be running out of college-ready students.
MADISON - The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents is considering a rule that would speed up the firing of professors convicted of serious crimes. But faculty leaders say they should have more input. In some circumstances, the rules would let chancellors suspend faculty members without pay pending a final decision on whether or not they'll be fired. At a public hearing on the plan, UW-Platteville Professor Ray Spoto said he's bothered that faculty were not given enough say in drawing up the guidelines. He says it infringes on tenure rights.