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Placing purchased items in cost free plastic bags at retail outlets in St. Croix County may be a thing of the past if a proposal by Buck Malick, District 6 Supervisor, gains headway. Malick’s proposal said, “Effective Jan. 1, 2015, no retailer in St. Croix County shall provide free plastic bags, except for the original packaging for customer purchases.” He referred the proposal to the community development committee at the end of the board’s regular Jan.
The St. Croix County Veterans’ Service Office was scheduled for special recognition by the board of supervisors at its November meeting Tuesday (Nov. 5). Merlin Blaisdell, veteran’s service officer, had helped a World War II veteran get the medical care needed at the end of his life. Patricia Palmer, of Woodbury, Minn., daughter-in-law of World War II Army veteran Howard Palmer wrote a letter to the board on Sept.
If you forgot enough life jackets or don't have a throw-type flotation device on board when you launch into the St. Croix River at Lakefront Park in Hudson, have no fear. A new life jacket loaner station went up over the Memorial Day weekend. Boaters may borrow a PFD in a variety of sizes and return it without charge. The loaner station was provided through a DNR grant and the labor of Double Good 4-H club from the Baldwin-Woodville area who assembled the project at home. Deputy Tim Kufus, who is starting his second year on water patrol for the St.
A resolution to privatize St. Croix Industries stalled on the floor and was postponed until August following a wave of citizen response at the county board of supervisors meeting Tuesday night. The move followed about an hour of public comment from some 21 citizens, all of whom supported the SCI program and its reputation for excellence over nearly four decades. Many had children in the program. The proposed resolution developed because SCI was operating at a loss over the last two years.
The defense called experts and a former co-worker from his construction job in North Dakota to testify about Aaron Schaffhausen's battle with depression and other issues Friday morning. The testimony kicked off the fifth day of the insanity portion of Schaffhausen's trial.
The defense and prosecution waded through a litany of motions in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder case in St. Croix County Circuit Court Friday morning. Judge Howard W. Cameron, Assistant Attorney General Gary Freyberg and public defender John Kucinski sparred over some two dozen motions. Schaffhausen is accused of killing his three young daughters last July in their River Falls home. He entered a not guilty by insanity (NGI) plea Jan.
The prosecution will have access to all records relative to Aaron Schaffhausen's insanity plea following a judge's ruling in St. Croix County Circuit Court Thursday morning. During a one hour, 15 minute-hearing Jan. 31, Judge Howard W. Cameron granted a motion by Assistant Attorney General Gary Freyberg requesting disclosure of Schaffhausen's mental health treatment records and other relevant materials. Schaffhausen is charged in the deaths of his three young daughters last summer in their River Falls home.
A Wisconsin DNR conservation warden formerly of Hudson and River Falls has been named regional warden of the 19-county West Central Region headquartered in Eau Claire. Rick Rosen, 42, was stationed in River Falls in 1999 then moved to Hudson in 2000 serving St. Croix and Pierce counties. He started his career with the DNR as a limited-term employee park ranger in 1994, the DNR said in a Jan. 8 news release. "When I got out of college (UW-Stevens Point, class of 1994) there was a hiring freeze in the state," Rosen said in a telephone conversation last week.
Judge Howard Cameron fielded a slew of motions in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder case Thursday, including one filed recently. The St. Croix County judge accepted Schaffhausen's plea of not guilty by mental defect or illness filed by the defense the previous day for a ruling at the regular scheduled motion hearing Jan. 17. The law required Schaffhausen, who appeared from jail where he has been held on $2 million bond on suicide watch, to answer the judge's question to affirm the NGI plea.
Minnesota Viking quarterback Christian Ponder's sneak across the border to get married quietly in Hudson Dec. 17 is nothing new for the city. Back in the day, Hudson was known as a Greta Green for the Twin Cities because Wisconsin did not have a waiting period or license requirement for marriage when Minnesota did. The situation created a niche for commerce in the town because a number of Minnesota residents, particularly from St.