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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BALSAM LAKE -- The body of a 24-year-old Hopkins, Minn. man was recovered by fire department divers late Sunday morning, about an hour after he slipped beneath the waters of Balsam Lake while attempting to swim to a floating raft with a companion. Deangelo L. Williams was identified as the victim by Polk County Sheriff Peter Johnson on Monday morning. Johnson said authorities were alerted shortly after the man went missing at 10:25 a.m., July 6th, while swimming near a residence on Kemah Park Dr., east of Hwy.
Spending by visitors to St. Croix County increased 8.48 percent to $87.85 million in 2013, according to an annual analysis released Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and a press release issued by the St. Croix Economic Development Corp. St. Croix, Polk, Pierce, and Dunn counties comprise the Greater St. Croix Valley. Visitor spending in 2013 for the four-county region was estimated at $231.65 million compared to $221.8 million in 2012 (a 4.45 percent increase). The $87.85 million from St.
In an action handed down Thursday, March 20, St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Howard Cameron granted judgment to the New Richmond News over the city of New Richmond in an open records case involving the Drivers Privacy Protection Act.
MADISON - Over-the-counter spring turkey permits in zones 4 and 5 -- which includes Pierce and St. Croix counties -- will be reduced by 25 percent in response to hunter feedback requesting a conservative approach to the number of permits issued for this spring's hunt, due to concerns that increased winter mortality has depressed turkey numbers.
A decade-old New Richmond icon came down Monday as crews from Keller Construction, Amery Welding & Fabrication and LaVenture Crane severed a dozen steel beams and removed the prominent canopy once associated with County Market grocery stores. Steve Hallman, project supervisor with Hoffman, St.
No good day goes unpunished -- not in Wisconsin this winter. After the two mildest days of 2014 this week, up to a foot of snow is predicted for Thursday and into Friday as an intense low-pressure system builds steam from the Great Plains. The Eau Claire and Black River Falls regions may get 8- to12 inches of wet, heavy snow. Six- to 12 inches are predicted for central and north central Wisconsin. The La Crosse region could get 6- to10 inches.
MILWAUKEE -- A state appeals court judge says a former Milwaukee County Walker aide cannot keep evidence of her crimes secret, while she appeals her conviction. Kelly Rindfleisch, 45, pleaded guilty in 2012 to doing campaign work for Republicans on taxpayer time while working for Gov. Scott Walker while he was the Milwaukee County executive.
MADISON -- A Wisconsin Senate committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday on a bill that would not punish underage drinkers if they seek help for their intoxicated friends. The bill ran into opposition at an earlier Assembly hearing, when police officials expressed concerns about restrictions on their enforcement efforts. The bill's supporters say underage campus drinkers are refusing to tell police about sexual assaults and other crimes they see, so they don't get in trouble themselves. The Madison campus grants immunity, and Senate Democrat Fred Risser of Madison wants the other 25 UW
Low-income Wisconsinites who use propane to heat their homes will get an extra $14 million under the federal fuel assistance program. U.S. Senate Democrat Tammy Baldwin announced the allocation Thursday as state residents continue to struggle with a propane shortage that has raised prices beyond $5 per gallon. Gov. Scott Walker made a similar request to President Obama this week, and he reinforced the urgency of the matter when Obama flew into Milwaukee Thursday for a speech in Waukesha. Baldwin said rural homeowners are facing "crisis conditions." U.S.
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