Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer from 1995-2016. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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RIVER FALLS - A group of Hudson Webelo Scouts and their leader left town to keep an appointment at the Hudson Star Observer office. Three members of Den 1 arrived at the 2815 Prairie Dr. office as promised at 4:15 p.m.
RIVER FALLS - A group of Hudson Cub Scouts and their leader and parents left town to keep an appointment at the Hudson Star Observer office. Five members of Wolf Den 211 arrived at the 2815 Prairie Dr. office as promised at 4:30 p.m.
GLENWOOD CITY — A Tuesday night fire on Tuesday night destroyed an unheated pole building at Misty Meadows Wood Products, 751 Seventh St., on the southeast side of the village. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze just after 7 p.m. and flames were showing with the first unit arrived, according to a radio transmission with St. Croix County Dispatch. Chief Greg Holden quickly requested mutual aid assistance from United Fire Woodville and Hammond, Roberts-Warren, Hudson and New Richmond.
MADISON -- Wisconsin Assembly Republicans will try for a second time to prohibit the poor from using food stamps to buy junk food. The measure passed the lower house in...
A Minnesota man died in a two-vehicle accident in heavy fog late Monday morning about a mile south of Interstate 94 near Roberts. Gordon E. Cariveau, 74, of Oronoco, Minn. died in the accident. St. Croix County authorities said James E. Peuse, 81, of Eau Claire, was driving eastbound in a 2009 Ford Edge when he failed to stop at a sign at Highway 65 and struck a southbound 2002 Ford Econoline van driven by Gordon E. Cariveau, 74, of Oronoco, Minn. The van entered the west ditch and rolled several times before coming to rest on its roof in a nearby field.
MENOMONIE -- A pedestrian was struck and killed late Sunday evening on I-94 on the east side of Menomonie but the man's identity hasn't been released. The State Patrol was notified of a possible semi- versus pedestrian crash near Mile 43 at 12:40 p.m. Officers responded and found the body of a man, still in an eastbound traffic lane. The name of the truck driver was not released either. The crash remains under investigation. Menomonie Police and fire units assisted, along with Dunn County sheriff's deputies. Semi-trailer loaded with cars burns near Eau Claire
A dinner-hour police chase involving a stolen car ended Monday evening with the suspect being wrestled to the ground in the backyard of a Roberts home, seconds after he'd burst into a stranger's house and ran out a rear patio door. David J. Janowski, 42, of Chetek, was expected to make a first appearance in St. Croix County Circuit Court Tuesday on multiple charges stemming from the chase, which began about 6:45 p.m. in New Richmond. Janowski was alleged to have stolen a 2012 Chrysler 200 sedan from a party in Barron. St.
MADISON -- Wisconsin has made a new offer to restore income tax reciprocity with Minnesota, so 80,000 people who work across the border can again file taxes with their home...
BALSAM LAKE -- One day shy of a year since a sheriff's deputy found the body of a toddler, locked in a car trunk when the owner came to retrieve the vehicle from a repair shop operated by the dead boy's father, Polk County District Attorney Daniel Steffen has concluded the boy's death was simply a "tragic accident". Two-year-old Isaiah D.