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September 18, 2017
Mel Pittman
Back for more: Pittman running for Senate District 31 seat
September 18, 2017 - 8:57am
September 1, 2017
Vinehout to test RF voter sentiment
September 1, 2017 - 8:00am
August 9, 2017
U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, a Hayward Republican, listens to Leitch Insurance Agency owner Steve Leitch during a meeting with St. Croix County business leaders at Cardinal Health in Hudson. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Business leaders talk local economy, transportation with Duffy
August 9, 2017 - 12:08pm
July 27, 2017
Town of Troy property owner Donna Murr speaks during a news conference last week announcing legislation that would waive land-use restrictions that have prevented her and her siblings from selling one of two adjoining parcels along the St. Croix River. Rep. Rob Stafsholt, R-New Richmond, and Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, were among attendees at the news conference in Madison. Image courtesy of WisconsinEye
Lawmakers seek to solve Murr property dispute through legislation
July 27, 2017 - 2:29pm
July 26, 2017
St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson, shown here at a May 2017 law enforcement memorial event. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Walker appoints Knudson St. Croix County sheriff
July 26, 2017 - 3:20pm
July 12, 2017
The Lodge on Croix facility, located at 300 221st Ave., in the town of Somerset, is at the center of a bill that looks to untether the DNR from zoning authority for properties along the Lower St. Croix River. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Former campground at center of bluff line debate
July 12, 2017 - 8:43am
June 8, 2017
Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, outlines provisions of her "alternative budget" during a town hall meeting June 5 in River Falls. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Vinehout rolls out 'alternative budget' for Wis.
June 8, 2017 - 11:01am
May 25, 2017
Senate Democrat Kathleen Vinehout, whose district includes Pierce County, said she's actively exploring a possible run for governor in 2018. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Western Wisconsin lawmaker eyes gubernatorial bid
May 25, 2017 - 8:32am
May 23, 2017
Four apply to be next St. Croix County sheriff
May 23, 2017 - 2:08pm
May 12, 2017
Gov. Scott Walker, shown here in a February visit to St. Croix County, is expected to talk about re-election plans at the state Republican Party convention May 13, 2017. File photo
Walker expected to talk re-election plans Saturday at state convention
May 12, 2017 - 2:57pm
May 11, 2017
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) speaks to constituents at a listening session held Monday, May 8, at City Hall, 222 Lewis St. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia
Ron Kind visit: Here to hear from you
May 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
April 28, 2017
Marchers started at the St. Paul Cathedral, and made their way to the captial, Saturday. Photo by Patrice Veit.
Locals march for science on Earth Day
April 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
April 20, 2017
Prescott High School social studies teacher Jeff Ryan greets U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson April 11 at the school. Johnson’s visit was his second to Prescott High School. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
'Very persistent' Prescott teacher has lured U.S. senators to school since the '90s
April 20, 2017 - 1:14pm
April 19, 2017
Community members packed the gym at Ellsworth High School Wednesday, where the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee held a public hearing. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
Joint Finance Committee hearing underway in Ellsworth
April 19, 2017 - 11:46am
April 18, 2017
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson speaks to about 120 people — mostly students — last week at Prescott High School. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
Prescott students press the issues with U.S. Sen. Johnson
April 18, 2017 - 2:17pm