Mike Longaecker is a regional/enterprise reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage includes St. Croix County government, higher education and state politics in Wisconsin.
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Suspicious visitors A caller reported trespassers May 23 at N2703 490th St. in Maiden Rock. A beat-up looking van with a broken windshield came to the house and men got out.
Officers responded at 2:21 a.m. Sunday, May 22, to the Harbor Bar, N673 825th St., Hager City, for a report of a man who fired a gun.
Hudson was the destination Tuesday for Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Joined by fellow Republican Sheila Harsdorf, Kleefisch toured two Hudson-based businesses -- Phillips Medisize and Cardinal Glass. At Phillips Medisize, the group heard from engineering manager Justin Westendorf, who described how the company is preparing to partner with UW-River Falls and the Camp Badger program, which introduces teens to science, technology, engineering and math-based careers. "We love to hear that we're all collaborating," Kleefisch said.
A caller reported at 10:53 p.m. Thursday, May 12, that a man seen walking northbound on Highway 65 in the town of River Falls was “waving his arms crazily.”
Two men were hospitalized late Wednesday in a Pierce County crash that authorities said involved alcohol. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash at...
A search warrant executed Monday, May 9, in rural St. Croix County yielded no arrests, according to authorities. St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott Knudson said the warrant,...
A caller reported Monday, May 2, that an owl got stuck in a barbed wire fence at N5476 1245th St. in Prescott. The owl was successfully removed from the barbed wire. Its care was turned over to the Minnesota Raptor Center. -- A dog arrived at N5998 County Road E in River Falls on Tuesday, May 3, and began chasing chickens there.
ST. PAUL -- Dan Jacobs has war stories, sure. The Roberts resident flew helicopter missions during three deployments overseas, including two in Iraq since 2006. He’s taken fire, delivered vital equipment and shuttled VIPs by helicopter. But for all his experience piloting aircraft, there’s one topic Jacobs can’t speak to: accidents. That’s because after more than 11,000 military flight hours, Jacobs logged his final flight without a single accident on his watch.
Ray Cross didn’t bother to put a happy face on it. “I don’t think any of us here have to be told this is a difficult time,” the University of...
HUDSON -- Current and former UW-River Falls students shared the impact of loan debt on their lives Wednesday with two federal lawmakers promoting legislation to lessen the burden of higher education costs. U.S. Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Amy Klobuchar held a roundtable meeting at UWRF’s Hudson Center with panelists who shared their struggles.