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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Originally slated to be open nearly a year from now, the timeline for completion of the St. Croix River Crossing is now pushed out to sometime in 2017, project officials announced last week. Project Manager Michael Beer said Friday that in the past couple of weeks it became clear that the fall 2016 completion date was out of reach.
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.