Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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The implications of their mom's illness really hit the Calleja brothers the day she couldn't find her way back to her home in Somerset after buying groceries at a store in Stillwater, Minn. An Oak Park Heights, Minn., policeman called Randy Calleja, asking him to come and get his mother. After shopping, she had gotten lost in a residential neighborhood, pulled her car to the side of the road and waited until the officer noticed and checked on her. Darlene Calleja, now 78, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease about eight years ago.
This year's Walk to End Alzheimer's in New Richmond will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Deerfield, 1227 W. 8th St. This year's goal is $33,392. Last year the...
St. Croix Electric Cooperative staff and directors claim the co-op’s new policy for compensating members who generate electricity is fairer to most consumers than the old policy was and is sustainable. But members, who’ve built solar-produced energy systems at costs of roughly $70,000 apiece, argue the policy revision broke implied agreements, shows a hostility to renewable energy, is regressive and may prevent them from ever recouping their expense.
MADISON – Local Assemblyman Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) won’t be the new Wisconsin Assembly majority leader. Instead, today Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) was elected to the post.
A 64-year old North Hudson man died when he lost control of his motorcycle in the village shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday. The accident, which occurred on Lemon Street near Monroe Street North, was reported at 11:10 a.m.
After six months of negotiations, St. Croix County officials have approved a special exception, allowing Cedar Lake Speedway to hold some indoor races at its arena. Concerns about noise levels outside the arena and carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide levels inside were among issues raised as the county's Board of Adjustment considered the special exception request during its February, May, June and July meetings.
A 33-year-old St. Croix County man has been arrested and charged with three counts of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and the president’s family. Nicholas J. Anderson, Baldwin, was...
The Ashland County Board has approved two measures designed to protect taxpayers for infrastructure costs related to Gogebic Taconite’s proposed iron ore mine. The company would have to pay Ashland...
A funnel cloud was spotted near Wausau this morning. The National Weather Service said there was a public report at 7 a.m. of an apparent twister that never landed. It...
One of the main links between northwest Wisconsin and Minnesota is completely open again -- much earlier than expected. The Minnesota Department of Transportation completed repairs Wednesday on a frayed...