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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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.
RICE LAKE -- Voices raised Monday in western Wisconsin in defense of a state health-care program, the University of Wisconsin System, natural resources concerns, K-12 public education and other items slated for changes under Gov.
Voices raised Monday in western Wisconsin in defense of a state health-care program, the University of Wisconsin System, natural resources concerns and other items slated for changes under Gov.
A riverside parking lot was the scene of a brief but tense situation Monday involving an armed man in Denmark Township. Sgt. Tim Tuthill with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office...
Authorities on Monday identified the drivers in a two-vehicle Town of Martell wreck that left one man hospitalized. The injured man, identified in a Wisconsin State Patrol news release as 63-year-old Terry Guanella, was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. He was driving a 2005 Ford Taurus. The driver of the semi, 51-year-old Duane Allen Anderson from Hastings, was not injured, according to the release. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
Safety concerns at a dam in a popular western Wisconsin state park will leave a lake there emptied for at least two years beginning as soon as May. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials confirmed Friday that Little Falls Lake at Willow River State Park will be drawn down to evaluate the dam at the lake’s western end. A catastrophic flood could present risks, said two DNR officials working on the project. “We’ve got safety concerns with the dam,” said DNR land representative Craig Thompson.