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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A 43-year-old Roberts man created a fake Facebook account to contact a teenager, according to charges filed last week in St. Croix County Circuit Court.
Ray Cross didn’t bother to put a happy face on it.
Dan Jacobs has war stories, sure. The Roberts resident flew helicopter missions during three deployments overseas, including two in Iraq since 2006. He’s taken fire, delivered vital equipment and shuttled VIPs by helicopter. But for all his experience piloting aircraft, there’s one topic Jacobs can’t speak to: accidents. That’s because after more than 11,000 military flight hours, Jacobs logged his final flight without a single accident on his watch.
About one-third finished, the St. Croix Crossing project heads into its prime construction season with officials hoping enough pieces will be in place by year’s end that the structure will at last begin resembling a bridge to passers-by.
A Star Prairie man with multiple drunken-driving convictions was sentenced to prison last week after his probation was revoked in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Nathan J. Satterlund, 37, was sentenced by St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Scott Needham to three years in prison and six years on extended supervision at an April 18 revocation hearing.
A New Richmond man accused of consuming a child's urine was charged with three sex crimes Friday in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Richard L. Zeier, 68, was charged with...
St. Croix County District Attorney Eric Johnson, Wisconsin’s longest-serving elected prosecutor, will not seek re-election in the fall. In a news release issued Friday, the North Hudson resident said he wants to clear the way for potential candidates seeking the office. “The filing deadline is June 1 and candidates can take out nomination papers April 15, so even though the actual election isn’t until November, I believe it is in the public interest to announce early,” Johnson said.
Dogs at an alleged Elmwood puppy mill were feasting on rotting carcasses as their primary food source, according to allegations spelled out in a criminal complaint. Pierce County prosecutors handed...
A St. Paul man was killed last weekend after an apparent farm accident in western Wisconsin. The Polk County Sheriff's Office on Monday identified the victim as 51-year-old Robert D...
About one-third finished, the St. Croix River Crossing project heads into its prime construction season with officials hoping enough pieces will be in place by year’s end that the structure will at last begin resembling a bridge to passers-by. “Right now, it’s looking good,” said Paul Kivisto, bridge construction engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, during a media tour of the project on Wednesday.