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An errant bullet fired form a .22 rifle that hit a woman at a Somerset Campground has been linked through ballistics to a pair of youths plinking in the area. St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts said Friday the slugs from the incident matched up with the guns two young men who were shooting in the woods. "Both boys involved turned out to be 16-years-old, so the matter has been turned over to juvenile authorities," Shilts said. The sheriff's incident report said Krystal M.
The St. Croix County Board of Supervisors took a step toward a change in management at its regular June meeting Tuesday night and name a county administrator. Pat Thompson, 52, was awarded a two-year contract by a 10-5 vote after a period of discussion in which some supervisors said the county was paying too much for the job. Thompson's base salary is $135,000 a year with incentive bonuses that could bring him an extra $15,000 each year.
After going nearly six months with the St. Croix County administrator's position vacant, the position is in the final stage of being filled. Patrick H. Thompson, who most recently was administrator for Hamilton County in Cincinnati, Ohio, was selected by the county board's administrative committee as the top candidate Wednesday. The full board will vote on the choice at its June 7 regular meeting. If his contract is approved by a majority of the 19 members, Thompson is expected to start work June 8.
St. Croix County Clerk Cindy Campbell was preparing Tuesday for the recount procedure for the votes cast April 5 in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. The recount was to commence at 9 a.m. Wednesday and continue for more than a week. "It will take eight days if not more," Campbell said Tuesday. "We have to be done by May 9." Supreme Court Justice David Prossser won the state-wide spring election by 7,316 votes over JoAnn Kloppenburg. The margin was less than one-half of one percent allowing Kloppenburg to petition for a recount. Campbell said 16,723 ballots were cast in St.
There is improvement in the economy, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse), told a small business roundtable group Tuesday morning at the UW-River Falls Hudson Center. But every time the economy gets a leg up, something unexpected gets in the way, he said. "The spike in energy prices is holding things back," Kind said.
Two people were booked into the St. Croix County Jail and arrest warrants have been issued for two others held by Ramsey County (Minn.) authorities following a Friday afternoon burglary and shooting incident in the town of Emerald. Sheriff John Shilts said deputies were called to 1673 250th St. at 3:10 p.m. on a shooting complaint in connection with an apparent burglary aimed at taking marijuana from the Emerald residence. Brandon Wells Fargo, 36, the homeowner, was booked into the Hudson jail Friday on a manufacturing THC charge.
Six candidates have thrown their hats in the ring to fill the District 7 St. Croix County Supervisor's position. The death of supervisor Eugene Ruetz in January created the opening. County Clerk Cindy Campbell said she the six include former board members Stan Krueger and Shane Demulling of Somerset, Willard Moeri, Roberts village president, former board member Margaret Wolske and Karen Meyer of Roberts and Dianne K.
Sheriff Dennis Hillstead was honored at a reception in the county board room at the Government Center in Hudson Tuesday afternoon. After 12 years at the head of St. Croix County law enforcement, he will hand the reigns of the office over to Sheriff-Elect John Shilts on Jan. 3.
Patrol Captain Scott Knudson has been named chief deputy in the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department. He takes over the position currently held by sheriff-elect John Shilts. Knudson was named following an interview process of eight candidates by a panel that included members of the county board Thursday (Dec. 9). The panel interviewed six individuals from outside the department in the process. The county board approved a measure earlier this month to speed up the process for filling the vacancy. Sheriff Dennis Hillstead retires Jan.
The Nina, right, and Pinta, pulled into to port in Hudson Thursday afternoon. The two Columbus Ships are available for public tours Friday through Sunday Aug. 15. They are scheduled to leave Hudson Monday, Aug. 16.