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Hudson resident Jody Gabriel announced her resignation as interim head coach of the UW-River Falls softball program last Wednesday, June 29, to take over as head softball coach at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. "It is very difficult to leave UW-River Falls after nine years of coaching the team," Gabriel said last Wednesday afternoon. "The team is an amazing group of young women and I know they will continue to be successful." Faye Perkins will return as the team's head coach in 2012.
Uline Inc., a privately-held, Wisconsin-based company that sells packaging equipment and supplies to businesses, plans to construct a 640,000-square-foot building in Hudson's St. Croix Business Park and move about 150 jobs across the border from its Eagan distribution center. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported Friday morning that Uline expects to begin constructing a 610,000-square-foot warehouse and 30,000 square feet of office space in 2012.
A combined effort between the St. Croix County and Pierce County Sheriff's departments and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in April resulted in removing a number stolen guns and ammunition from St. Croix County. Investigator Cary Rose said Thursday a total of 34 guns including semi-automatic AK-47 rifles and 15 handguns and 800 to 900 rounds of ammunition were recovered in the county through the help of confidential informants. Simultaneous search warrants were conducted on homes in Houlton and east of River Falls at about 7 a.m. April 12.
Registration has opened for a July celebration of the St. Croix River that includes 17 days of experiencing the river on water and land - from Solon Springs to Prescott. The event is called "Be Moved by the River," the signature piece of the St. Croix River Association's 100th Anniversary events. "Our intent is to celebrate in a big way this July," said SCRA Executive Director Deb Ryun. "This river is what makes the region unique and it has sustained communities for thousands of years. We will bring regional and national attention to the St.
The Wisconsin Government Accountability Boardhas cleared state Sen. Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse) of allegations of money laundering. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin filed its complaint with the GAB, accusing Kapanke of using money from a charitable foundation he founded but left later. The money was used to pay the city of La Crosse back for work on the stadium where Kapanke's collegiate level team, the La Crosse Loggers, plays.
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, will be hosting a small business panel at the UW-River Falls Hudson Center on Tuesday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m. The panel will feature experts who will discuss resources available to small businesses.
Two persons were arrested early Tuesday morning after search warrants were executed at two residences in separate areas of St. Croix County. Chief Deputy Scott Knudson said St. Croix County sheriff's deputies, the Pierce County SWAT team and federal agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco (ATF) were involved in a joint effort that included a search for stolen property including firearms. "The search warrants were executed at about 7 a.m. at 159 Ponderosa Dr.
MADISON -- Wisconsin labor unions are planning protest rallies throughout the state this morning (Thursday) after the Senate's sudden vote last night to eliminate virtually all collective bargaining powers for most public employee unions. An event called the "Madison Morning Rally" was set to begin at 9 a.m. on a corner of the Capitol Square. The heads of the State AFL-CIO, the state's largest teachers' union and the state firefighters association are among those scheduled to speak. Police and fire unions are exempt from the new bargaining restrictions.
Ramsey County, Minn., authorities don't know why 21-year-old Kalen R. Pohjonen shot his young wife, and then himself. "Our investigation has found nothing that is providing any indication of the motive or the reason for the tragedy," Randy Gustafson, public information officer for the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, said Thursday morning. Sheriff's deputies were sent to the couple's townhouse in Vadnais Heights Tuesday morning, Jan. 25, after a co-worker of 19-year-old Katherine M.
Hudson resident Karyn Bye-Dietz, who went from playing with the River Falls High School boys' hockey team to representing the United States in two Olympics, has been selected to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame's Class of 2011. Bye-Dietz joins Tord Lundstrom (Sweden)), Bohumil Modry (Czech Republic), Kalevi Numminen (Finland), Ladislav Trojak (Slovakia) and Doru Tureanu (Romania) in making up the Class of 2011. She will become the fifth female inducted into the 160-member Hall of Fame and the 19th American.