Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. 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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MADISON -- Wisconsin’s attorney general says a last-minute budget change will only confuse police officers as they take DNA samples from those arrested for felonies before convictions. One of the...
Hudson firefighters got a chance to practice their confined space rescue techniques Wednesday evening after a dog had the misfortune of exploring a stormwater outfall and fell into a below-ground...
A man on a Ninja-style motorcycle who allegedly tried to outrun a River Falls patrol officer late Tuesday morning chose the wrong escape route as he crossed paths with a Prescott policeman and a St. Croix County deputy investigator in an unmarked squad before he was caught. The suspect was ultimately pinched while trying to hide in the bushes across from Kilkarney Hills Golf Club off Radio Road. James A. Garavalia, 49, last-known address of Lakeland, Minn., was first seen speeding through a 25 mph zone on a 1995 red Suzuki motorcycle on River Falls' south side around 11 a.m.
St. Croix County recorded two deaths Saturday tied to heavy snowfall in western Wisconsin. An elderly Woodville man was killed when he was struck by a municipal plow and a rural Hudson man died after the roof of a livestock shelter collapsed, pinning him beneath. Clifford M. Larson, 79, of Woodville, was blowing snow at the end of his driveway at 2:15 p.m. when he was backed into and struck by a Village of Woodville plow truck, operated by Steven E. Nygaard, 56, of rural Baldwin. The accident remains under investigation by the St.
The first day of Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in River Falls came and went seamlessly, save for some long traffic backups and early anxiety by hundreds of volunteers, trying to make good impressions. State troopers, deputies and local police were out in force by 6 a.m., shepherding motorists and shuttle buses. At 9:30 a.m. traffic on westbound Hwy. 29 was stop-and-go from the show grounds all the way into River Falls - about two miles - but the bottleneck cleared quickly. The show grounds remain open until 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 4 p.m. Thursday. Gates open at 8 a.m.
An autopsy conducted on a 35-year-old River Falls woman found dead early Tuesday at the Aurora Residence, 230 County Road SS near the Sterling Ponds subdivision, offered no indication as to what claimed her life, St. Croix County Sheriff Dennis Hillstead said Wednesday. Cally Jo Miller, 1105 S. Bartosh Lane, was found unresponsive in a bed early Tuesday by a coworker at the group home. Miller had arrived at midnight to work her overnight shift, and one employee was apparently permitted to sleep while another oversees the eight mentally disabled residents, Hillstead said. Around 6 a.m.