Two St. Croix county residents dead after bizarre weekend incidents

Monday, February 20th, 2017

By Cara L. Dempski

HUDSON — A Hudson woman and her 28-year-old son from Glenwood City are both dead after a chain of incidents spanning three counties and two states this past weekend.

Several St. Croix County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home of Darrell and Charlene Wold in the Town of Hudson at approximately 11:34 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The report was of a violent domestic dispute where 28-year-old Logan Reese of Glenwood City stabbed one family member and beat a 17-year-old family member with a stick. 

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Governor proposing $650 million increase in school spending and $40 million for rural districts

Monday, February 20th, 2017

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MADISON  —  Governor Scott Walker is proposing a $650 million increase in spending for Wisconsin schools in the 2017-2019 budget with a targeted aid of $40 million for rural schools.

Rich Kremer, host of the Wisconsin Public Radio show The West Side, spoke on February 6 to two rural school superintendents in the Lake Holcombe school district and the Unity school district, along with the executive director of the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, to find out how the proposed increases would impact school districts.

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DNR: Wisconsin has a strong CAFO permit program

Monday, February 20th, 2017

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE  —  Wisconsin has a strong permit program for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), according to an agricultural runoff specialist with the Wisconsin Department of National Resources.

Leah Nicol was one of the keynote speakers at a meeting of the Dunn County Livestock Operations Study Group February 16.

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Governor Walker visits Elk Mound High School

Monday, February 20th, 2017

By Cara L. Dempski

ELK MOUND — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visited Elk Mound High School to tour the building and speak to students and community members about the state’s education budget.

The district learned of the Governor’s February 16 visit on February 13.

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Arraignment set for Colfax man charged with 2 felonies related to child assault

Monday, February 20th, 2017

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE  —  A Dunn County judge has found probable cause and has scheduled an arraignment for a 42-year-old Colfax man charged with two felonies related to the alleged first-degree sexual assault of a girl under the age of 12. 

Jobert L. Molde appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court February 10 with his attorney, Richard Louis Yonko, for a preliminary hearing before Judge James Peterson.

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