Mike Longaecker is a regional/enterprise reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage includes St. Croix County government, higher education and state politics in Wisconsin.
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Brett Heino remembers pushing his patrol car hard up Interstate 94 last year in pursuit of a road rage suspect. But what sticks out to the Wisconsin State Patrol sergeant isn’t the road rager he was after. It was the line of vehicles he passed. Seven of the 10 vehicles he cruised by in traffic were driven by people looking at mobile devices.
Jim Laird treasures his commanding view of Little Falls Lake. A bay window at his home opens up a nearpanoramic view of the lake, from which Laird enjoys catching fish in the summer and winter. For those and other reasons, the town of St.
Somerset police are awaiting information on a body found Sunday at a riverside park. Police Chief Thomas Sirovatka said Somerset police, firefighters and St. Croix County sheriff’s deputies were called...
A 30-year-old River Falls man with a lengthy criminal history was arrested last week after eluding a tactical team and other authorities for the better part of a day. Pierce...
Ray Cross arrived at the UW-River Falls campus Tuesday morning, March 31, well aware that, like others around the state, the students, faculty and staff on campus are bracing for...
A River Falls man was charged for the ninth time with OWI following a high-speed pursuit over the weekend in St. Croix County. St. Croix County deputies on Saturday arrested...
A man accused of shooting three people in a gangrelated incident last year in Hudson maintained his innocence last week at a turbulent court hearing in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Throughout the nearly threehour hearing, Ahmed F. Hirsi, 27, argued with prosecutors and with James Peterson, a 10th District Circuit Court judge chambered in Dunn County who is presiding over the St.
With the flash of a gun, a drug deal at a Hudson home quickly turned into a robbery, according to charges filed against four men allegedly involved. Two Hudson men...
The moments leading up to a 2013 crash that left three children dead took center stage Wednesday in Pierce County Circuit Court. Pierce County sheriff’s deputy Aaron Hansen testified at a hearing for Kari Jo Milberg that a Facebook message was still waiting to be sent from her iPhone months after being recovered from the scene of the crash.
A 30-year-old Montana man was killed Sunday afternoon after the car he was driving slammed into a pickup truck on Highway 65 in rural St. Croix County, according to a news release. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office said the man, Jason T. Collins of Glendive, Mont., was killed after running a stop sign at 3:28 p.m. on County Highway E, where it struck a southbound Ford F350 pickup on Highway 65 driven by Eric J. Clay of Hudson. The impact of the crash sent both vehicles into a nearby field. Clay, 34, and a 67-year-old passenger, Richard J.