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New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
Gregory’s Gift of Hope on ‘hold and non-movement’ order until further notice
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
Area schools continue to see growth, improvement on AP tests
UPDATE: Cooking oil spread along Hwy. 65
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Friday's Results: New Richmond football loses battle of big plays, 52-40
Thursday's Results: SCC football tops Mondovi, 21-0
Somerset football aims for first victory of season at Menomonie on Friday
New Richmond football renews rivalry with Rice Lake on Friday
St. Croix Central football plays Thursday at Mondovi
Area schools continue to see growth, improvement on AP tests
New Richmond Board of Education approves new course as part of healthcare pathway
Bezek looks to hold the line on spending in Somerset School District
Bobbie Guyette is the new NR Supervisor of School Nutrition
St. Croix Central: Tax levy, mill rate approved at annual meeting
New Richmond VFW Post wins fourth straight national award
Russells named grand marshals for Ox Cart Days parade
Prairies are the focus of Saturday program
Summertime fun in New Richmond
Photo slide show: Kruschke family hosts Farm City Day in New Richmond
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Somerset School District - Notice of Budget Hearing
School District of Somerset - Notice of Annual Meeting
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May 18, 2011
Appeals court: Baldwin gun range must be permanently closed
In a ruling made public Tuesday, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals reversed a decision by St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Eric Lundell and ordered that the Central St. Croix Rod & Gun Club range in the town of Rush River be permanently closed. The neighbors brought a trespass and...
May 18, 2011 - 1:13pm
February 10, 2011
Woman sues, says K-9 bit her when deputy offered ride
Perhaps the lesson to be learned from a Roberts woman's experience is if a deputy offers you a ride, check to make sure there's no dog in the back seat. Or maybe ride up front. Denise Carroll, rural Roberts, has filed suit against the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department and Wisconsin...
February 10, 2011 - 8:24am
February 9, 2011
Supreme Court primary slated for Feb. 15
Next Tuesday Wisconsin voters will go to the polls to cut the number of candidates for a seat on the state Supreme Court from four to two. The incumbent, David T. Prosser, will face off Feb. 15 against an assistant attorney general, a private-practice attorney and a division director...
February 9, 2011 - 4:12pm
New Richmond man faces sex assault charges
Charges have been filed against a New Richmond man in a child sex assault case resulting from alleged incidents in New Richmond over a period of several years. Bobby Joe Ellis, 42, was charged with felony counts of sex assault of a child, third-degree sex assault and misdemeanor...
February 9, 2011 - 4:09pm
August 6, 2010
Appeals court reverses judge's sentence
An appeals court found a St. Croix judge showed "objective bias" when he warned a man that if he violated probation, he would get a stiff sentence and then followed through with the promise. In a decision filed Tuesday, the District III Court of Appeals reversed a sentence imposed...
crime and courts/News
August 6, 2010 - 8:04am
February 23, 2010
Trial set for former St. Croix Co. sex offender
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Jury trial dates for Aug. 17 to 20 were set Monday for the Wisconsin sex offender accused of beating, sexually assaulting and robbing a 73-year-old woman in November at a rural church. Lindon Roy Knutson, 61, also has a pre-trial hearing set for April 12 in Kandiyohi...
February 23, 2010 - 2:35pm
December 29, 2009
Woman sues, claiming sexual assault in jail
HUDSON -- A former inmate in the St. Croix County jail has filed a lawsuit against the county and its sheriff, alleging she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a jailer, who later killed himself. Jackie L. Peterson, 32, currently an inmate in the Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional...
December 29, 2009 - 5:04pm
November 11, 2009
Innocent pleas are entered in one county where Rep. Jeff Wood faces OWI charges
Innocent pleas were entered Tuesday in one of three counties where State Rep. Jeff Wood faces OWI charges. Wood is currently getting treatment in St. Cloud, Minn. His attorney stood mute on the phone, while a judge in Monroe County entered innocent pleas to misdemeanor counts...
November 11, 2009 - 9:39am
November 4, 2009
Officials want comments on new law requiring police to collect racial data from traffic offenders
State Justice officials want to get people's comments on a new law that requires police to collect racial data when they stop traffic offenders. The law takes effect statewide in 2011, and it was passed in the state budget earlier this year. Listening sessions will begin next Wednesday...
November 4, 2009 - 1:34pm
Student pilot from Turkey sentenced for stealing plane in Canada and flying into Wisconsin
A student pilot from Turkey has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing a plane in Thunder Bay Canada, and flying it into Wisconsin in the hopes of getting shot down to commit suicide. Federal Judge Charles Shaw went beyond federal sentencing guidelines yesterday in sending...
November 4, 2009 - 9:00am
October 27, 2009
Rep. Tammy Baldwin hails Congressional vote to expand federal hate crimes
Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, says she's happy that Congress approved an expansion of the federal hate crimes law. Criminal suspects already face enhanced penalties for choosing their victims on the basis of race or ethnicity. Now, sexual orientation will be added to that list....
October 27, 2009 - 9:24am
Rep. Jeff Wood enters stricter and more rigid program for substance abuse
State Rep. Jeff Wood says he's about to enter a stricter and more rigid program to deal with his substance abuse. Wood tells the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram he expects to report Thursday to the veterans' hospital in Saint Cloud, Minn., for 30 to 45 days of treatment. The Chippewa...
October 27, 2009 - 9:00am
October 26, 2009
The man accused of attacking Milwaukee's mayor is due back in court today
The man accused of attacking Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is due back in court this morning. A judge will review the results of a mental exam for Anthony Peters, 20. And his lawyer will say whether he'll challenge the test results, or ask for a trial date. Peters is said to have...
October 26, 2009 - 9:04am
October 23, 2009
Wausau father unhappy with sentencing of drunken driver who killed his daughter
The father of a Wausau area girl said the drunken driver who killed his daughter got away with a "slap on the wrist." Daniel Schaefer, 24, of Fond du Lac was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision. He was also fined $7,000 for driving the...
October 23, 2009 - 9:23am
October 14, 2009
Hatfield man gets life in prison for killing ex-wife, claiming she was missing
A west central Wisconsin man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-wife, and claiming she was missing while hundreds of people spent a week searching for her. A Jackson County circuit judge agreed to let Doug Sidie, 40, of Hatfield be eligible for supervised release...
October 14, 2009 - 9:48am