Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer from 1995-2016. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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A Belgian draft horse had to be euthanized last week, following a late-evening collision between a Ford pickup and a two-wheeled buggy being pulled by a two-horse team. Jeffrey Hellendrung, 44, of Baldwin, was westbound on 80th Street near 230th Avenue in the Town of Baldwin at about 9 p.m. on May 5 when he crested a knoll and suddenly came upon the buggy.
Spending by visitors to St. Croix County increased 8.48 percent to $87.85 million in 2013, according to an annual analysis released Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and a press release issued by the St. Croix Economic Development Corp. St. Croix, Polk, Pierce, and Dunn counties comprise the Greater St. Croix Valley. Visitor spending in 2013 for the four-county region was estimated at $231.65 million compared to $221.8 million in 2012 (a 4.45 percent increase). The $87.85 million from St.
In an action handed down Thursday, March 20, St.
MADISON - Over-the-counter spring turkey permits in zones 4 and 5 -- which includes Pierce and St. Croix counties -- will be reduced by 25 percent in response to hunter feedback requesting a conservative approach to the number of permits issued for this spring's hunt, due to concerns that increased winter mortality has depressed turkey numbers.
A decade-old New Richmond icon came down Monday as crews from Keller Construction, Amery Welding & Fabrication and LaVenture Crane severed a dozen steel beams and removed the prominent canopy once associated with County Market grocery stores. Steve Hallman, project supervisor with Hoffman, St.
WAUKESHA — The New Richmond News was among several dozen newspapers recognized Friday night as the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation presented awards to winners of the 2013 Better Newspaper Contest during the group’s 160th annual convention. Former New Richmond News editor Jeff Holmquist and designer Becki Lamar earned a second-place award for the content and composition of the newspaper’s front pages. Sales representative Judy Monette and the newspaper’s creative staff earned a first-place award for Best Use of Color for an advertising campaign for All-Exteriors. The newspaper’s c
MADISON — As if they’d planned fireworks over Madison to highlight the fact western Wisconsin is on the move, 30 representatives from four counties traveling to the Capitol last week had the sweet success of a new business expansion to tap as a pickup line while nosing their way into lawmakers’ offices. While en route Tuesday morning from Hudson and Menomonie in two rented vans and several cars, word was received that Gov. Scott Walker’s office had just announced the expansion of Rhode Island-based United Natural Foods Inc.
No good day goes unpunished -- not in Wisconsin this winter. After the two mildest days of 2014 this week, up to a foot of snow is predicted for Thursday and into Friday as an intense low-pressure system builds steam from the Great Plains. The Eau Claire and Black River Falls regions may get 8- to12 inches of wet, heavy snow. Six- to 12 inches are predicted for central and north central Wisconsin. The La Crosse region could get 6- to10 inches.
About 300 members and guests of the New Richmond Chamber of Commerce spent Wednesday evening wining, dining, celebrating a growth year and lauding citizens and volunteers for all they’ve done to build local community and commerce. The leadership honored a number of local people and businesses including the following: — Denise Johnson, owner of High Point Framing & Art Gallery (Mom & Pop Business of the Year) — Chris Polfus, owner of Brady’s Brewhouse (Small Business of the Year) — Rob Schettle, general manager and the 70-member staff of Liquid Waste Technologies (Large Business of
MILWAUKEE -- A state appeals court judge says a former Milwaukee County Walker aide cannot keep evidence of her crimes secret, while she appeals her conviction. Kelly Rindfleisch, 45, pleaded guilty in 2012 to doing campaign work for Republicans on taxpayer time while working for Gov. Scott Walker while he was the Milwaukee County executive.