Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer from 1995-2016. 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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When you get old and reflective, things once mundane become meaningful. I’m leaving my job – not exactly "retiring,” but that seems to be the term-of-choice others have pinned on...
HUDSON -- An early-morning rollover crash Monday near Hudson sent an Inver Grove Heights, Minn., man to Regions Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The State Patrol said it responded to the...
A proposed mining project in Upper Michigan would affect northeast Wisconsin. Officials recently held a public hearing that drew split opinions about a plan by Aquila Resources to open a gold, silver, copper, and zinc mine just north of the Wisconsin-UP border north of Marinette. The firm commissioned a study by the University of Minnesota-Duluth which found that Marinette County would share in the estimated 1,330 construction jobs, 450 permanent jobs, and $20 million in annual tax revenues. But the River Alliance of Wisconsin says wastewater from the mine could pollute the Menominee River
The driver of this gray 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander apparently pulled the vehicle onto the shoulder of North Main Street upon smelling smoke around 8:55 a.m., Saturday. By the time a foursome of River Falls firefighters arrived, the sport utility vehicle was fully engulfed and multiple small explosions could be heard as tires and fluids caught fire.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials have released county-by-county harvest totals from the recent nine-day gun deer season. In Pierce County, hunters registered 1,204 bucks (compared with 1,226 in 2014) and 2,130 does (2,107 last year). St. Croix recorded 966 bucks (938 last year) and 1,525 does (1,643 last year). View the raw data for all Wisconsin counties here .
After 23 years on the job as building inspector, it wasn't quite what Joe Lenzen expected to hear when the City’s HR director sent notice of a Friday afternoon meeting to his Outlook calendar. Lenzen was handed a sheaf of papers by River Falls City Administrator Scot Simpson as he entered the conference room. The cover letter read in part: "A decision has been made that you are not a good fit for the City and the (Community Development) department.
A kayaker dumped from her boat by swirling waters of the swollen Lower Kinnickinnic River spent an hour perched on a tree branch in the center of the stream before...
Still winds and a quiet campus offered perfect conditions for UW-River Falls Facilities & Grounds employees to conduct a mini-prairie burn from west to east on the East Cascade Avenue median strip. Tinder-dry grasses disappeared in seconds below the tip of a propane torch. The natural grass strip has spurred some complaints over the past year by some motorists who claim it's difficult to spot pedestrians approaching one of the five crosswalks on the campus boulevard.
A late afternoon collision Tuesday, Feb. 10 between a passenger car and a St. Croix County Highway Dept. maintenance truck sent at least one person to the hospital to be evaluated but apparently didn't result in serious injury. The 5:25 p.m. crash in River Falls' east side occurred during one of several snow-squalls that blanketed roads Tuesday afternoon. The maintenance truck, carrying a full load of road chemicals, was southbound on Hwy.
SPRING VALLEY -- Firefighters from more than a dozen departments worked into early Saturday morning to control a blaze in a sawing building at Schmitt Timber Co., a large sawmill and wood-processing firm, located about two miles west of Spring Valley. Wayne Schmitt, who operates the business with sons Jeff and Greg, said he was away for the afternoon but his sons told him the mill was shut down, the saw building had been cleaned up and when the men left the complex about 4:30 p.m., Friday, all appeared well.