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A woman who faced losing a house bought with money inherited from her mother redeemed the St. Croix County property last Thursday. Diana Demos said she didn't know the taxes were still delinquent and that the county intended to sell the town of St. Joseph property until after it was advertised for sale. She said she lived in the house with her husband until their marriage fell apart.
The co-chair of the Wisconsin Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance is less than optimistic that the governor's plan to call the full Legislature into session today will solve the state's budget stalemate. Seven days ago, Gov. Jim Doyle announced he would call a special session Oct. 15 on a "compromise budget bill." But, said Rep. Kitty Rhoades, R-Hudson, Republicans had already offered a bill that was a true compromise and they haven't seen Doyle's new bill. "We go in Monday for a bill we haven't seen. We don't have it," said Rhoades Friday afternoon.
A business couldn't find a better place to do business, advised a successful serial entrepreneur and pioneer in the loyalty marketing field, speaking at the I-Q Corridor Investors' Symposium at UW-River Falls last week. In terms of pragmatism, people and potential, companies couldn't choose a better home base than the upper Midwest -- in particular Wisconsin and Minnesota, said Mark Lacek. This first-time I-Q Corridor symposium -- organized by the Wisconsin Technology Council -- brought together potential investors, entrepreneurs, higher education representatives and economic development gro
Having a university in the region can offer a range of benefits, and representatives from several sectors outlined the help they've gotten and given as they addressed University of Wisconsin System regents Friday. Last week was the first time in nearly seven years that UW-River Falls has hosted a Board of Regents meeting. Administrators took the opportunity to spotlight local initiatives, including collaboration on "Living the Promise," UW-RF's strategic plan for the next five years. Those who addressed the regents Friday included St. Joseph Town Chairwoman Theresa Johnson, St.
In terms of business, what's good for Wisconsin is good for Minnesota, and both states have a lot to offer the world, said Gov.
Perhaps a man can't serve two masters, but can he serve two committees? The answer, at least in St. Croix County government, is maybe. The question of whether Casey Swetlik can serve as both director of the St. Croix County Emergency Communications Center and as the county's chief medical examiner still hasn't been answered clearly. The County Board voted last week to amend its rules to say department heads shall have only one job with the county and report to only one supervising committee.
In a few months, child support checks will be a thing of the past in Wisconsin. Instead, parents who receive court-ordered child support will have the money deposited directly into their checking accounts or credited to debit cards. Among the first to see the change are families in St. Croix County, as they and families in Jefferson County participate in a pilot program. On Sept. 12, 71 St. Croix child support payments came in and became the first to be flipped to debit cards, said Child Support Administrator Katy Kapaun. From that day on, all support payments received for St.
Although Christian Community Home of Hudson has pulled out of the running, two other businesses have shown preliminary interest in taking over the St. Croix County Nursing Home. Tuesday morning the County Board voted unanimously to appoint a new committee to work with interested businesses, hold open meetings and involve New Richmond city representatives until and if permission is given to pursue negotiations in closed session.
A proposal to negotiate with the Hudson Area Library Foundation for an option to buy a parcel on Government Center property was rejected by the St. Croix County Board last week. The motion to appoint a committee to negotiate "for an option or some other reservation of right to acquire a parcel of land on the Government Center property for a new library building," failed on a 13-17 vote during the board's Aug.
HUDSON -- Next year St. Croix County residents will pay an extra $10 when they renew their car's registration. The new tax was approved Tuesday on a 19-11 vote of the County Board. A motion to delay County Board action until after an April referendum failed on a 9-21 vote. The fee will be collected by the state, along with its annual registration fee, which is now $55. About 70,000 cars and small trucks are registered in St. Croix, so the county fee will bring in about $700,000 a year.