Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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Larger class sizes, fewer employees and diminished service offerings marked the start of a new school year at UW-River Falls students as the reality of state budget cuts became tangible to students, faculty and staff returning this week to campus.
Opponents of a national health care plan unveiled last month by Gov. Scott Walker took their message to Hudson last week.
A 56-year-old man made his initial court appearance last week on allegations that he knocked a woman out at a Baldwin bar in an apparent case of mistaken identity.
Two people were arrested Thursday, Aug. 27, after a high-speed pursuit in northern St. Croix County that passed into Polk County.
Pierce County prosecutors say a New Richmond man entered a town of El Paso home this month, beat up a woman there and assaulted her son.
Two people were arrested Thursday after a high-speed pursuit in northern St. Croix County that ended in Polk County. The suspects, a 43-year-old Hudson man and a 24-year-old River Falls...
John Shilts said he’s seen enough.
When a woman arrived at Baldwin Area Medical Center with a deep cut in her arm, the suspect - her husband - couldn’t explain the source of the injury.
The terms of a plea deal brokered between prosecutors and a woman accused of fleecing a vulnerable adult called for her to pay back stolen funds, to spend time on probation and to testify against her parents in a related case.
One person was hospitalized Sunday after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 near Roberts. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, a 54-year-old woman from Weyerhaeuser, Wis., was taken to Regions...