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July 25, 2017
A look toward Emerald Sky Dairy from the edge of the Enerson's property. Chad and Mary Enerson put plans for a new home on hold after learning of the dairy's plans and subsequent manure spill. John R. Russett / RiverTown Multimedia
Counties face limits to livestock oversight
July 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
July 14, 2017
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill June 1 that reduces DNR oversight of high-capacity wells, which are used mostly by farmers and industrial businesses. Stock photo
Groundwater concerns floated as Wisconsin well regulations reduced
July 14, 2017 - 8:00am
July 7, 2017
A group of Green Riders are pictured with fully loaded bikes as they make their way along a trail during a previous trip. Photo courtesy of Adam Fenton
NR native to bike cross country with The Green Riders
July 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
May 8, 2017
St. Croix County to collect hazardous waste from farms, businesses and households
May 8, 2017 - 1:46pm
May 5, 2017
North Hudson resident Jim Thomas speaks last week with “Western Wisconsin Journal” host Jamie Johnson about legislative funding for the Little Falls Lake dam. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Mallalieu supporters hope lake doesn't get forgotten in dam effort
May 5, 2017 - 6:12am
March 12, 2017
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A helping hand for ducks
March 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 11, 2017
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday said it has granted Endangered Species Act protection to the rusty patched bumble bee, a native species of Minnesota and Wisconsin that has been declining rapidly in recent years. Courtesy of the Xerces Society
Bumblebee species placed on federal endangered list
January 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 22, 2016
Tim Nixon outside his home within Willow River State Park's boundaries. (Star-Observer photo by Ricky Campbell)
Tim Nixon taking on global issues here at home
March 22, 2016 - 10:08am
November 11, 2015
Man accused of killing fisherman will claim self-defense when trial begins Dec. 7; Pipeline site damaged in northwest Wisconsin; 10 more state news stories
November 11, 2015 - 7:37am
August 31, 2015
Stillwater lift bridge conversion may mean 'incidental take' of a rare species
August 31, 2015 - 1:10pm
July 29, 2015
County will use federal funds to buy 53 wooded acres along St. Croix River
July 29, 2015 - 8:25am
June 26, 2015
Walker unwavering in criticism of Obamacare, Supreme Court; Gableman request baffles court-watchers; 8 more Wisconsin stories
June 26, 2015 - 9:20am
June 22, 2015
Water rushes from a gate raised Monday at the Little Falls Lake dam in the town of St. Joseph. The lake is being drained as part of safety concerns with the dam’s foundation and other critical features. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Mike Longaecker)
Lake association and DNR reach agreement
June 22, 2015 - 10:40am
May 15, 2015
About 50 people attended a meeting Wednesday, May 6, at Hudson Town Hall, where Department of Natural Resources officials outlined possibilities for the future at the Little Falls Lake dam. (Staff photo by Mike Longaecker)
Alternatives emerge for Little Falls Lake dam
May 15, 2015 - 11:24am
May 6, 2015
Joint Finance affirms 20 percent cut for local recycling programs; midnight fire destroys Woodruff senior center; 12 more Wisconsin stories
May 6, 2015 - 9:22am
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