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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St. Croix County residents are invited to comment on a proposed redistricting plan when the St. Croix County Board holds a special meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Government Center in Hudson. The board's Administration Committee reviewed six draft plans and chose one that meets all the guidelines, said Senior Planner Ellen Denzer, speaking to supervisors at their May 3 meeting. The tentative redistricting plan, which sets up the 19 supervisory districts in the wake of the 2010 Census, aims for an ideal district population of 4,439. Only District 14 meets that goal exactly.
It's early in the process and analyses of Gov. Scott Walker's 2011-2013 budget aren't complete, but local Republican lawmakers say the budget bill and its predecessor, the repair bill, are a good start. Questions were e-mailed to the office of Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, who represents part of Pierce County and is one of 14 Democratic senators who crossed into Illinois to avoid a vote on the budget-repair bill.
Proposed legislation to require citizens to show photo identification each time they vote is either a good idea or a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, say local poll workers. The bill, introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature last week, mirrors Indiana's voter ID law which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, said co-sponsor Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls. This isn't intended to be a process to discourage or prevent people from voting, it's an attempt to make sure a voter is who he says he is, said Harsdorf.
A St. Croix County man and his five-year-old daughter were injured Thursday when they jumped from a second story window as fire engulfed their home. Joe Koscinski was in fair condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul as of late Friday afternoon. His daughter Alex, 5, is hospitalized at Baldwin Area Medical Center. The fire was reported to the St. Croix County emergency dispatch center at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. The rental house at 1055 County Road D, Woodville, is a total loss, according to the St.
Kitty Rhoades, who represented western Wisconsin's 30th District in the Assembly for 12 years, will be the new deputy secretary of the state's Department of Health Services, according to an announcement made Thursday afternoon. During a noontime press conference with out-state reporters, Scott Walker, who will take office as Wisconsin governor next Monday, announced his cabinet nominees as well as others who will take leading roles in his administration. Walker named Dennis Smith to lead the Department of Health Services. Smith has headed the U.S.
STAR PRAIRIE -- A woman was severely injured Thursday evening when a St. Croix County deputy responding to an emergency call lost control of his squad car and struck her vehicle. According to a Regions Hospital spokeswoman, Carolyn Quenzer, 58, of Star Prairie is in critical condition this (Friday) morning. Sgt. Steve Tape of the Wisconsin State Patrol said her injuries are not considered "life threatening." The accident was reported at 5:43 p.m. Oct. 21.
They own the property. They have the county permit. Now St. Croix Animal Friends will focus on raising $2 million to build an animal adoption and education center. St. Croix Animal Friends was organized five years ago after an animal shelter in rural River Falls closed. To date SCAF has offered limited assistance to St. Croix County residents who can't afford to care for their animals. But on Aug.
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 20 and 21; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 22 Where: In Pierce County at the intersection of Hwy. 29 and Pierce County Road E Hosts: Roger and Bev Peterson family Admission: $5 for adults and children 12 and older; no charge for younger children. Parking: General parking is located along County Road E just south Hwy. 29.
Three felony charges of causing injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle were filed Wednesday morning against one of the drivers involved in a Saturday accident in Roberts. Michael Thomas Johnson, 21, Mendota Heights, Minn., was also charged with a misdemeanor count of causing injury while driving drunk. An initial appearance on all four charges is set for 1 p.m. Thursday, July 1. Johnson's four passengers, all young Minnesota men, were taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital Saturday night. Police and rescue workers responded to the crash at the east intersection of Hwy. 65 and Hwy.
A St. Croix County businessman found guilty of regularly stealing from his fuel oil customers was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison followed by 12 years of other supervision. John P.