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Regional planners are proposing combining small revolving loan funds into a pool of about $14 million to help west central Wisconsin businesses expand and to assist new businesses that move here. "There are lots of these little pools of funds, and some of them don't get used," said Ann Raid, a senior planner for West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
A St. Croix County deputy is recovering after being seriously injured when he was struck by another vehicle while assisting at an accident scene on I-94. The incident occurred at 12:43 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.
St. Croix County planners are asking for a six-month moratorium on permanent outdoor signs to give the county time to review and rewrite its 30-year-old standards. Existing rules aren't adequate to deal with many requests for signs along new four-lane sections of Hwys. 64 and 35, said Planner Ellen Denzer Monday. She said current law nearly prohibits billboards. "Our sign section is as old as the (zoning) ordinance," said Denzer. "A lot of things have happened in St.
HUDSON -- The St. Croix County Finance Committee is asking the County Board for authorization to hire a consultant to develop a process to sell land around the Government Center. In March an appraiser suggested the county divide some 50 acres of excess land around the building to sell 23 acres for commercial development and 27 acres for residential use. Doing that involves asking the city of Hudson to rezone some of the land. On Nov.
Every man is entitled to his day in court, but he should have a better argument than "not cool" if he wants an appeals court to see things his way, according to a ruling issued last month. "'Not cool' is not a legal argument," insists a footnote in a Wisconsin Court of Appeals District III decision filed Oct. 31. The appeal involves a Pierce County small claims case brought by Jerry M. Kolve, rural River Falls, against Jasen R. Cook, who according to court records, also goes by Jasen R. Dosh. In January of this year, Kolve took Cook to court for failure to pay rent.
The St. Croix County Finance Committee is asking the County Board for authorization to hire a consultant to develop a process to sell land around the Government Center. In March an appraiser suggested the county divide the approximately 50 acres of excess land around the building to sell 23 acres for commercial development and 27 acres for residential use.
The St. Croix County Board's Finance Committee agreed last Thursday to correct a 2007 budgeting error by using an extra $64,000 from the county's sales tax fund. When the County Board adopted the 2007 budget Oct.
Although St. Croix County's total tax levy will be higher than ever, the 2007 tax rate charged to individual property owners will be lower than it has been in the last 30 years. "Our mill rate will be just a shade under $3 for the first time in memory," said Finance Committee Chairman Stan Krueger as he opened discussions at the county's annual budget hearing Oct. 31. While departments asked to add or expand over a dozen jobs, the board voted to add only a drug court coordinator. The budget adopted by the County Board last week drops the tax per $1,000 of property value to $2.944.
On a 27-3 vote, St. Croix County supervisors agreed Tuesday to seek proposals from businesses interested in buying, leasing or partnering to run the county-owned nursing home in New Richmond. A subcommittee of Health and Human Services Board members, staff and consultants will draft the request for proposals. The RFP will be issued by Dec. 1, and responses are due Feb.
In the past 10 years, Ron Kind has learned that a willingness to listen and the ability to identify shared interests, despite party affiliations, are among the skills that make a good congressman. "Democracy is a lot of hard work. That's what I've learned," said Kind, 43, during an interview last week. "It requires a lot of listening." Kind, a Democrat from La Crosse, has represented Wisconsin's Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives since he was first elected in 1996. "I think we need much more listening in Washington across party lines," he said.