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Gogebic Taconite has temporarily pulled its military-style security guards from its mining site in northern Wisconsin. The firm admitted Wednesday that Bulletproof Securities of Arizona worked for six days without...
The house in River Falls where Aaron Schaffhausen killed his three daughters will be auctioned off in a sheriff’s foreclosure sale on Aug. 13. Schaffhausen defaulted on a mortgage he...
Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency Wednesday in St. Croix and six other counties hardest hit by torrential rains and floods over the past week. The seven counties...
Proponents of a smaller St. Croix County Board were right about one thing: There is more competition for fewer seats. In 2008, when all 31 seats were open, there were races in only four districts and there were no candidates on ballots in three districts. This year, as the number of districts is cut to 19, there will be 11 races, including one primary, and there are no districts lacking a candidate. The filing deadline was 5 p.m.
HUDSON -- A former inmate in the St. Croix County jail has filed a lawsuit against the county and its sheriff, alleging she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a jailer, who later killed himself. Jackie L. Peterson, 32, currently an inmate in the Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center, Union Grove, claims that on Nov.
There are already candidates for 18 of the 19 seats on the St. Croix County Board, and races are shaping up in five districts. The only district that has no declared candidate as yet is District 8, which includes the village of Hammond, part of the town of Eau Galle and the towns of Hammond, Pleasant Valley and Rush River. In April 2010 for the first time, county voters will select 19 rather than 31 county supervisors.
Decisions about having a fulltime St. Croix County emergency management director and keeping the department free-standing rather than merging it with another emergency response department will be delayed until 2010. At their Dec.
The St. Croix County Board voted Tuesday to borrow $3.36 million, using federal "recovery zone" bonds that will result in a true interest rate of about 2.23 percent. About half the money will be used for building repairs, safety improvements, equipment, computer software and parking lot repairs.
St. Croix and Pierce counties are beginning the process to allow private companies to access low-interest loans under federal economic stimulus legislation. "We see this as an opportunity," said Bill Rubin, executive director of the St. Croix County Economic Development Corporation. "Ultimately it's $5 million that can be brought into the county," agreed St.
A resolution ordering that St. Croix County buildings, grounds and vehicles be tobacco-free sailed through official channels this fall, but implementing the policy won't be as easy. The Finance and Personnel Committee voted last Thursday to amend the employee handbook to include the ban. The amendment says employees using tobacco products on county property "will be subject to the disciplinary procedures defined in this handbook." Still, said Administrative Coordinator Chuck Whiting, supervisors will have to figure out how to work with the ban.