Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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Eric Ladwig, who has been an Ellsworth officer for 18 years, is the village’s new police chief.
Two St. Croix County women have filed a personal-injury civil lawsuit against Baldwin Area Medical Center, claiming a physical therapist sexually abused them during treatment for lower back pain.
Over 100 years ago, the organization was founded to help Norwegian immigrants facing financial hardships in their new country.
St. Croix Electric Cooperative staff and directors claim the co-op’s new policy for compensating members who generate electricity is fairer to most consumers than the old policy was and is sustainable.
A plea hearing has been set for an Andover, Minn., man accused of threatening prosecutors and witnesses during the Aaron Schaffhausen murder trial. Joseph A. Rollag, 32, is charged with one felony count of threatening a witness and misdemeanor counts of possession of a switchblade knife, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct. He appeared at a status conference July 31, and his bail was reduced from $2,500 cash to $500 cash. A plea hearing was scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug.
A lawsuit over the clinics’ management has been settled after the parties asked a St. Croix County judge to dismiss the case and announced Hudson Physicians, River Falls Medical Clinic and New Richmond Clinic will end their affiliation.
Following accusations of juror misconduct and judicial bias, a lawsuit brought by a man paralyzed when his pickup hit a retaining wall will go to trial again -- with a new jury and a different judge.
A 33-year-old St. Croix County man has been arrested and charged with three counts of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and the president’s family. Nicholas J. Anderson, Baldwin, was indicted by a grand jury last week, but the indictment was sealed until a warrant could be issued and he could be taken into custody, said a spokeswoman from the U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of Wisconsin in Madison. Anderson is accused of making the threats in three emails sent to the CIA on May 21, June 17 and June 18, said the spokeswoman.
Work that began a year ago is nearing completion as Second Chances, the secondhand store that helps fund Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, prepares to move into a larger building in August.
Bill Warner, who has been executive director of the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) for nearly 14 years, has announced his resignation.