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The St. Croix County Board of Supervisors approved an amended resolution Nov. 1 that restricts the carrying of concealed weapons into all county-owned buildings. Supervisor Sharon Norton-Bauman proposed an amendment to the original resolution that only applied to the Health and Human Services campus in New Richmond to include all the county-owned buildings.
A presentation by a lobbyist for the Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing was cross-examined by members of the St. Croix County board dominating the first hour of the supervisors' regular meeting Tuesday morning, Aug. 2. "We believe most people want this bridge, opponents are not as great in numbers but are well organized with national funding and influence," said Mike Wilhelmi, Stillwater, of Campaign to Build the Bridge. Wilhelmi called for a wide range of support to put pressure on the U.S.
A River Falls man charged in the shooting death of a friend pleaded not guilty to two felony charges Friday afternoon in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Anthony Palmer Velure, 26, faces one count of a first-degree reckless homicide and one count of homicide by intoxicated use of a weapon, a charge that was added just prior to the 1 p.m. arraignment hearing July 22. Judge Eric J. Lundell set a pre-trial hearing for 4 p.m. Aug. 24. Assistant District Attorney Frank Collins is prosecuting the case. Hudson attorney Mark J.
An errant bullet fired form a .22 rifle that hit a woman at a Somerset Campground has been linked through ballistics to a pair of youths plinking in the area. St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts said Friday the slugs from the incident matched up with the guns two young men who were shooting in the woods. "Both boys involved turned out to be 16-years-old, so the matter has been turned over to juvenile authorities," Shilts said. The sheriff's incident report said Krystal M.
A Hudson priest charged with taking more than $10,000 from a charity account at St. Patrick Church to feed a gambling habit has been convicted of theft. The Rev. Father Daniel J. Dahlberg, 68, who also served at St. Bridget Catholic Church in River Falls, made an initial appearance before Judge Eric J. Lundell the afternoon of Thursday, July 7. He pleaded no contest to one felony count of theft and no contest to one misdemeanor count of theft.
HUDSON -- St. Croix County and union employees have a contract for the next 18 months following a special board of supervisors' meeting the afternoon of Thursday, June 23. The St. Croix County Board passed three resolutions involving bargaining agreements with AFSCME Local 2721 at the nursing home; Local 576 for the Highway Department; and local 278 covering workers in the government center and Health and Human Services Department. A fourth resolution setting the employee's contribution to the Wisconsin Retirement System also was approved during the meeting that convened at 4 p.m.
The St. Croix County Board of Supervisors took a step toward a change in management at its regular June meeting Tuesday night and name a county administrator. Pat Thompson, 52, was awarded a two-year contract by a 10-5 vote after a period of discussion in which some supervisors said the county was paying too much for the job. Thompson's base salary is $135,000 a year with incentive bonuses that could bring him an extra $15,000 each year.
After going nearly six months with the St. Croix County administrator's position vacant, the position is in the final stage of being filled. Patrick H. Thompson, who most recently was administrator for Hamilton County in Cincinnati, Ohio, was selected by the county board's administrative committee as the top candidate Wednesday. The full board will vote on the choice at its June 7 regular meeting. If his contract is approved by a majority of the 19 members, Thompson is expected to start work June 8.
Jay Wollan of River Falls has engaged careers in varied fields, but the time has come to close the chapter on his 41-year teaching stint. Wollan, 63, will teach his last day of seventh-grade math at Hudson Middle School June 13 when the current school term ends. He plans to pick up his golf clubs and devote the summer to the links before he makes any large decisions about his future. "I plan to golf, then see what happens in the fall," he said during a break between classes recently.
St. Croix County Clerk Cindy Campbell was preparing Tuesday for the recount procedure for the votes cast April 5 in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. The recount was to commence at 9 a.m. Wednesday and continue for more than a week. "It will take eight days if not more," Campbell said Tuesday. "We have to be done by May 9." Supreme Court Justice David Prossser won the state-wide spring election by 7,316 votes over JoAnn Kloppenburg. The margin was less than one-half of one percent allowing Kloppenburg to petition for a recount. Campbell said 16,723 ballots were cast in St.