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Slow road to rural broadband continues
Pierce County Sheriff's Blotter: Late-night Pokemon suspects; tea carrier; no horsing around; batman amuck
New county shop enters design phase
Police Beat: Good behavior a (pot) pipe dream?
Wisconsin roundup: Second drowning in 2 days in Dunn County; Wisconsin Dems get warning, pep talk at DNC; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
Even in retirement, ex-superintendent's wheels keep on turning
Fish all alone atop St. Croix Valley League
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Community Band to do free ‘Chill on the Hill’ gig
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
River Falls, beware: A new breed of hunters is fanning out
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
Featured photo: Bald-faced squirrel
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 8/4/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/1/16 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 8/4/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
Eileen (Hamman) Scott
Drs. Alex P. and Nerissa L. Avestruz
Barbara Smrdel, 86
Margaret Alice (Cooper) Fuhr
Janet Enloe, 54
Editorial: Following tragedies, memorials bring us together
Featured column: Young local author can even engage the minds of L.O.F.s
Featured outdoor column: Wild Side
Featured letters: Focus on the environment
Featured editorial: No power to the people
Real Estate Showcase
April 22, 2009
Bids awarded for Government Center projects
HUDSON -- Contracts are being finalized and work on the roof, exterior walls and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in the St. Croix County Government Center will begin soon. Building Services Director Art Tobin said that he expects the projects will start within...
April 22, 2009 - 1:12pm
April 3, 2009
County treasurer resigns
Cheryl Slind, who has been St.
April 3, 2009 - 8:43am
March 26, 2009
St. Croix offers cards to cut drug costs
St. Croix County residents who are either uninsured or who have high out-of-pocket payments can soon get a discount card for prescription drugs. People who use the cards, which will be free to all county residents, can save an average of 22% of the retail cost of prescription drugs,...
March 26, 2009 - 9:44am
March 9, 2009
'Were we negligent?' asks garbage truck firm
A garbage collection company involved in a fatal accident is asking the court to decide if, and to what degree, it was responsible for the incident. Richard "Ricky" D. Nelson, 30, 111 N. Fourth St., died Nov. 26, 2008, after hitting the back of a Veolia ES Solid Waste truck. Nelson,...
March 9, 2009 - 2:21pm
March 5, 2009
Judge says no to parole for man who killed wife
ELLSWORTH -- A state commissioner was justified in denying parole to a man who shot his wife to death 22 years ago, ruled Pierce County Judge Robert Wing last week. In May 1987, Wing sentenced Richard John Kusch, now 65, to life in prison. A jury had found Kusch guilty of first-degree...
March 5, 2009 - 8:36am
February 27, 2009
As it does for many women, Lisa Speer's battle with breast cancer started with a lump that she knew hadn't been there before. In the weeks since, she's learned much about the disease, about her disease in particular and about her options. Speer, who is single, has also found herself...
February 27, 2009 - 3:53pm
February 24, 2009
Friends embrace Speer as she fights cancer
As it does for many women, Lisa Speer's battle with breast cancer started with a lump that she knew hadn't been there before. In the weeks since,...
February 24, 2009 - 10:07am
February 11, 2009
Five vie for state school post
A former pediatric trauma nurse, a state deputy superintendent, a Principal of the Year and two professors are the candidates in next week's primary election for Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction. The statewide vote set for Tuesday, Feb. 17, will trim the number of candidates...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
February 5, 2009
Committee's task: Develop plan for county buildings
HUDSON -- Despite some trepidation that the group might erode the power of other committees, St. Croix County supervisors have voted to create a long-term building planning committee. The resolution carried on a vote of 18-12 during the board's January meeting. According to the...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
January 22, 2009
When is enough enough?
Sentencing repeat drunk drivers is a challenge, say local judges, partly because they can't be sure which penalty will work and partly because...
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am
MADD urges stricter approach to curbing drunk driving
Historically Wisconsin has gone after drunk drivers. It should put more emphasis on prosecuting first offenses, says the executive director of...
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am
January 21, 2009
Developers test waters for buying county land
HUDSON -- First a willing seller and no buyer. Then a potential buyer and no willing seller. Two years ago, despite extensive advertising, St. Croix County got no bids on an 18-acre parcel cut off from other "county farm" property by Hwy. 64 construction. This month a real estate...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 16, 2009
Economic stimulus money?
If the federal government distributes economic stimulus money for public projects, County Board Chairman Paula Barkla wants Pierce to get a piece...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
Lawmakers: Don't dig budget hole deeper, focus on jobs
While agreeing the state's economy is stumbling, some Republican legislators think Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle is overplaying Wisconsin's budget crisis and the tactics needed to survive it. The much-publicized $5.4 billion anticipated deficit for the 2009-2011 biennial budget, which...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
Supervisor: Taxpayer subsidy for private patients should stop
St. Croix's county-owned nursing home is subsidizing private-pay patient care to the tune of roughly $58 a day per patient.
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am