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St. Croix County residents who are either uninsured or who have high out-of-pocket payments can soon get a discount card for prescription drugs. People who use the cards, which will be free to all county residents, can save an average of 22 percent of the retail cost of prescription drugs, according to the National Association of Counties. NaCo has contracted with Caremark PCS Health, a pharmacy benefit management service, to offer the cards to member counties. "I know of no other program like this," said St.
A St. Croix County man has apparently learned it's a good idea to wear underwear if you're risking arrest. He also has a better understanding of what "strip search" means, and he won't be getting the $25,000 he wanted as compensation for embarrassment and humiliation. At the request of the parties, Dunn County Judge Rod Smeltzer dismissed a lawsuit filed in May 2008 by Todd R. Bottolfson, 30, New Richmond, against St. Croix County and its insurance company. "This case was just voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiff," said Corporation Counsel Greg Timmerman Thursday.
A former pediatric trauma nurse, a state deputy superintendent, a Principal of the Year and two professors are the candidates in next week's primary election for Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction. The statewide vote set for Tuesday, Feb. 17, will trim the number of candidates from five to two. Those two will proceed to the April 7 general election during which one will be elected to a four-year term to replace Elizabeth Burmaster, who has headed the Department of Public Instruction since 2001. These are the candidates: * Rose Fernandez, Mukwonago.
Going from 31 to 19 members on the St.
First a willing seller and no buyer. Then a potential buyer and no willing seller. Two years ago, despite extensive advertising, St. Croix County got no bids on an 18-acre parcel cut off from other "county farm" property by Highway 64 construction. Last week a real estate agent and an attorney met with the St.
Sentencing repeat drunk drivers is a challenge, say local judges, partly because they can't be sure which penalty will work and partly because they'd like to use some alternatives sooner. "For the most part, you're making a lot of these decisions, and there's no way of knowing if you're making the right one," said Robert Wing, who has been Pierce County judge for 24 years. Wing knows the anguish of sentencing a drunk driver responsible for taking a life. With the family of the victim on one side of the courtroom and family and friends of the offender on the other, the atmosphere is emotiona
In a decision released Dec. 23, a Wisconsin Court of Appeals agreed that a Minnesota company has no obligation to pay a Minnesota worker's compensation claim under a policy issued to a Hudson company. The District III Court of Appeals ruling affirms a decision by Judge Eric Lundell in a case brought by Wayne and Dianna Brown, doing business as Sky High Crane Rental, 1214 N.
Most St. Croix County administrators and managers won't get a salary raise in 2009. Instead 157 of them will each get a flat $520 lump sum. The 2008 salary grid will carry over to 2009. The lump sum payment will go to those who are at step 7, the top of their pay grade. The 21 employees who aren't at the top of their pay grades, will get their scheduled step increase. As finance committee members struggled to prepare a balanced 2009 budget and asked departments to look for every spending cut they could find, the issue of pay increases came up.
Two young teams with frail confidence levels met when the New Richmond girls basketball team traveled to Somerset last Tuesday. Both teams had lost two straight games and were in desperate need of some good news. Somerset got its good news, while the New Richmond girls saw their performance drop far below what they'd shown in their first two games of the season. Somerset won last Tuesday's game by a 64-20 score. The game was competitive through the first quarter. Somerset led 11-5 after a quarter, but New Richmond may have had more close-range shots in the opening quarter.