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Wisconsin roundup: Western Wis. authorities search for fugitive sex offender; more state news stories

Authorities in Wisconsin and Minnesota are searching for 37-year-old Casey Thibodeaux, a convicted sex offender who allegedly removed his GPS monitoring bracelet and went missing. Photo courtesy of Vernon County Sheriff's Office
LA CROSSE — The Wisconsin Department of Justice says a sex offender who was on parole has removed his GPS monitoring bracelet and gone missing.
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River Point Family Acupuncture Celebrates Completion of Doctorate Program

Wisconsin roundup: Walker wants to close juvenile prison sooner; more state news stories

MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker now wants to close the Lincoln Hills-Copper Lake juvenile prison several months sooner than originally planned. Walker is pointing to a spring-time closing for ...
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Update: Fatal fire victim ID'd, cause points to 'unattended candle'

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Firefighters from the New Richmond Fire Department work to contain the blaze that started at 1745 Margaret St. in the Town of Richmond on Monday, Jan. 15. Jordan Willi / RiverTowns Multimedia2 / 2
Authorities on Wednesday identified the likely cause of a fatal fire and the identity of the child who was found dead in the house. St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson ...
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Tuesday's Results: New Richmond boys hockey, Somerset girls basketball win big

Somerset guard Anna Rybacki (right) hurries the ball upcourt against defense from New Richmond's Zoey Christensen during Tuesday's game.
The New Richmond boys hockey team moved a step closer to another Middle Border Conference title and the Somerset girls basketball team couldn't miss a shot in a win over ...
Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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Special election: Schachtner claims lead

Democrat Patty Schachtner, Republican Adam Jarchow and Libertarian Brian Corriea were on the Jan. 16 10th Senate District special election ballot in western Wisconsin.
Early returns showed Republican Adam Jarchow claiming a lead over Democrat Patty Schachtner in Tuesday’s 10th Senate District special election. Results were trickling in with Jarchow, the Balsam Lake Assembly ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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Wisconsin roundup: Sparta arrest is Pierce County man's 6th for OWI; more state news stories

SPARTA — A 55-year-old man arrested during an early Monday traffic stop has a court appearance scheduled for Tuesday. Scott Fedderly of Spring Valley faces his sixth operating while intoxicated ...
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Frozen Gnome Fat Tire Challenge pits cyclists against the weather

Paul Daveloose, Loralee Zywiec and Robert Maki (from left) are shown at the Frozen Gnome Fat Tire Challenge in New Richmond on Saturday morning.1 / 8
Thomas Olek leads a group of cyclists through a narrow pass on the course during Saturday's Frozen Gnome Fat Tire Challenge.2 / 8
Dave Oachs winds through one of the wooded areas on the course during Saturday's race.3 / 8
Mitch Freund (37) and Brian Headlee (55) are shown braving the cold during Saturday's race.4 / 8
Ben Hokanson was one of the competitors in the citizens division of the race.5 / 8
Joe Kelzer (front) is one of many local distance runners who have gravitated to bike racing. He's shown riding in the competitive class on Saturday.6 / 8
The frozen face of Jeremy Rose shows how the cyclists braved the cold temperatures during Saturday's race.7 / 8
Chris Stevens (48) of New Richmond was the overall champion of the first Frozen Gnome Fat Tire Challenge, held Saturday at Barley John's Brewery in New Richmond.8 / 8
The Frozen Gnome Fat Bike Challenge showed how passionate cyclists are about their sport. With temperatures hovering around -10 on Saturday morning, more than 30 bikers showed up to compete ...
Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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10th Senate District special election: candidate profiles

Western Wisconsin voters go to the polls Tuesday, Jan. 16, to decide the next 10th Senate District lawmaker. Check out the following profiles of each of the three candidates on ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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Wisconsin roundup: Willow River among state parks seeing fee hikes; more state news stories

Daily fees will be different this year at Devil's Lake, Peninsula and Willow River state parks thanks to changes in the DNR's fee structure. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
MADISON — Get ready to pay different prices this year for the Wisconsin State Park System. The state Department of Natural Resources is changing things up with a new demand-based ...
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