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 proposed mining project in Upper Michigan would affect northeast Wisconsin. Officials recently held a public hearing that drew split opinions about a plan by Aquila Resources to open a gold, silver, copper, and zinc mine just north of the Wisconsin-UP border north of Marinette. The firm commissioned a study by the University of Minnesota-Duluth which found that Marinette County would share in the estimated 1,330 construction jobs, 450 permanent jobs, and $20 million in annual tax revenues. But the River Alliance of Wisconsin says wastewater from the mine could pollute the Menominee River
A representative from Russ Davis Wholesale -- a Midwestern distributor of wholesale fresh fruit, vegetables and fresh-cut produce -- is expected to update Village of Hammond officials Monday, Jan.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials have released county-by-county harvest totals from the recent nine-day gun deer season. In Pierce County, hunters registered 1,204 bucks (compared with 1,226 in 2014) and 2,130 does (2,107 last year). St. Croix recorded 966 bucks (938 last year) and 1,525 does (1,643 last year). View the raw data for all Wisconsin counties here .
A 16-year-old Frederic boy was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul late Sunday after a rifle in the truck he was driving discharged, striking him in the right forearm. Michael Coen-Nelson was driving a 1988 Chevrolet pickup on 150th Street in Polk County's West Sweden township when the accident occurred at 3:57 p.m., according to Polk County Sheriff Peter Johnson. Johnson said a bullet from a .270 caliber, bolt-action rifle passed through the teen's arm, then exited the rear of the truck cab.
UPDATE: St. Croix and Pierce County sheriff's investigators are seeking help from the public in the Spring Valley area to locate an abandoned vehicle thought to have been involved in a Michigan homicide. Spring Valley Police Chief John DuBois said Wednesday morning a lock was cut off the main gate at the U.S. Army Corps property at the Eau Galle Recreation Area near Spring Valley sometime between Friday, Nov. 13 and Monday, Nov. 16. There was evidence of forced entry to the office and maintenance buildings.
New Richmond resident Jim Leverty has been moved from Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul to the Good Samaritan Society in Stillwater, continuing daily therapy as family and friends prepare to host a fundraiser benefit from 1-5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 16, at Ready Randy's, south of New Richmond.
As New Richmond resident Jim Leverty continues to recover from injuries suffered in a Polk County car crash last month, friends and family are finalizing plans for an Aug. 16 benefit at Ready Randy's, just south of town.
Fans of Butter Burgers and fresh frozen custard will be delighted to know, Culver's is coming to New Richmond. The restaurant developers -- Tom, Julie and Dick Koop along with Jason Caruso -- joined with city and Chamber officials late Friday afternoon to turn the ceremonial spade on acreage purchased earlier Friday afternoon.
Despite an opening day drizzle, Friday night downpour and a steamy Saturday, St. Croix County's grand gathering at Glenwood City came off well with attendance perhaps down just a bit from last year, according to fair supervisor Gail Maier. Friday was a "really, really good day" with lots of attendees. Storms that swept through the Glenwood City area late Friday-early Saturday left portions of the grounds along Tiffany Creek so swamped that it wasn't necessary to add any water to prepare the event area for Saturday night's 4- by 4 four mud races, she quipped.
Ray Rivard, a native of Glenwood City, will begin duties Wednesday, July 29, as editor at the New Richmond News.