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After he submitted the first 368 signatures he had painstakingly collected on his nomination papers, Chip DeNure was told they would be rejected on a technicality. A state elections official said the signatures were all invalid because the date DeNure wrote at the top of the form was Sept. 12, the day of the primary election, not Nov.
HUDSON -- St. Croix County officials met Monday for an update and to map plans to collect some of the $2.4 million owed by people who haven't paid fines and other court assessments. "This bothers me.
ELLSWORTH -- Despite doubts raised five months ago, a proposal to amend the St.
An emergency dispatch center worker and former police chief has announced his candidacy for St. Croix County sheriff. Jim S. Jackson, a New Richmond Democrat, is challenging incumbent Dennis Hillstead, a Republican, for the four-year term. Jackson, 45, currently works as a tele-communicator in the St. Croix County Emergency Dispatch Center. He previously worked in the Eau Claire emergency dispatch center and was police chief for the village of Fairchild.
Getting approval for a package of "technical amendments" to St. Croix County zoning ordinances hasn't been a quick and painless process. Three months ago, the St. Croix County Board tabled the whole package of amendments.
Last week St. Croix County supervisors saw the fruits of their decisions as an ecologist gave a presentation on a conservation design plan for a town of Hammond housing development. Several county departments and agencies worked for the better part of three years on an ordinance package, major components of which were changes to set conservation design land division standards, said Planning and Zoning Director David Fodroczi.
A 21-year-old recent graduate of UW-River Falls is challenging Kitty Rhoades for the Wisconsin Assembly seat she has held since 1998. Dan Gorman, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and finance, said the main thrust of his campaign is "to implement a progressive economic development plan for Wisconsin." The 30th Assembly District includes the western parts of Pierce and St.
St. Croix County's judges are asking to move up full implementation of a drug court by hiring a coordinator this year. Judge Eric Lundell reported that the county's drug court is up and running.
WAUSAU -- In a decision filed Tuesday, the District III Court of Appeals found that a former New Richmond zoning administrator can't be fined for violating the open meetings law because there was no meeting. The appeals panel ruled that it would be "absurd" to require officials such as Wallace Habhegger, the only member of his department, to hold open meetings to discuss the reasoning for denying a building permit.
Last week the St. Croix County Board approved a plan to borrow $715,184 to cover the county's share of four projects, including replacement of radio consoles for emergency communications and a 911 system for cellular phones. As supervisors worked on the 2006 budget last fall, they decided state-imposed tax levy limits wouldn't allow them to include the funding in the 2006 budget. Instead they decided to borrow for the projects. Finance Director Michelle Pietrick advised that the loan is outside the reach of the levy limit.