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Wisconsin County Does Battle With Invasive Giant Knotweed

A western Wisconsin county is taking action to get rid of an invasive species overtaking parts of town. Giant knotweed is found from Minnesota to Maine, and south to Louisiana. The plant spreads quickly, and grows fast.

07/16/2015

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Fireworks Dealer Reports Major Theft; Police Believe Thieves Reselling

It is the biggest week of the year for fireworks dealers. And it seems it may be the biggest week of the year for fireworks stealers.

06/29/2015

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Wisconsin DNR Wants To Find Bald Eagle Killer

A reward is now being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person who shot and killed a bald eagle. The eagle was found on March 17 in a brush pile near the town of Forest, Wisconsin in St. Croix County.

06/16/2015

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Dump Truck Crashes Into Overpass In St. Croix Co.

A dump truck rolled over on Interstate 94 early Monday morning after hitting an overpass in St. Croix County. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, just before 2 a.m. officers received a call of a dump truck crashing into an overpass on I-94.

06/15/2015

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3 Brothers Charged In Western Wisconsin Cockfighting Ring

Three brothers are being charged after authorities shut down a bird fighting ring, operating on several farms in western Wisconsin. Investigators charged Ernesto, Augustine and Idelio Benitez Tuesday.

06/03/2015

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1,200 Birds Rescued From Western Wis. Cockfighting Ring

Wisconsin authorities and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have seized about 1,200 birds from a cockfighting ring in Polk and St. Croix counties. The ASPCA says law enforcement executed search warrants Tuesday at four western Wisconsin properties, detaining several people.

06/02/2015

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Police: Drunken Driver Who Crashed Into Median Had 2 Minors In Car

A 20-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly driving while intoxicated with minors in his vehicle. The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle off the road along Interstate 94 near Woodville on Monday afternoon.

05/19/2015

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Boy, 12, Recovering After Hit By Car On Bicycle

Authorities say a 12-year-old Woodville boy is expected to make a full recovery after he was hit by a car while on a bicycle. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says the boy was in stable condition Sunday at a St. Paul, Minnesota, hospital following the Saturday crash.

04/27/2015

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Wis. Boy On Bike Hit By Car, Flies Through Windshield

A 12-year-old boy flew through the windshield of a car after being hit Saturday morning while riding his bike on a Baldwin, Wisconsin road. The accident happened at about 9:46 a.m. on County Road E. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s office says the driver, 47-year-old Robert Whitman,

04/25/2015

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Friends, Family Mourn Wis. Man, 28, Hit By Drunk Driver

Family and friends are mourning the death of a man killed while walking along a rural Wisconsin highway. It happened on County Highway C in the town of Star Prairie. Jeffrey Boardman, 28, was walking home with a friend from J.J.’s Bar in Hammond.

04/24/2015

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Woman, 22, Arrested After Fatal Crash In St. Croix Co.

A Hammond, Wis. woman was arrested after fatally striking a pedestrian early Thursday morning. Alyssa Kochsiek, 22, was arrested for homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.

04/23/2015

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1 Dead After Fiery Crash In Richmond, Wis.

One person is dead after a car crash Friday morning in Richmond, Wisconsin. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s office says the crash happened at about 11:42 a.m. on County Highway A, just south of West Richmond Way.

04/04/2015

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River Falls Man Accused Of Trying To Kill Girlfriend

A River Falls man is accused of trying to kill his girlfriend by strangling, punching and biting her. Twenty-three-year-old Benjamin Force is being held on $100,000 bail in St. Croix County. He’s charged with six felonies, including attempted first-degree intentional homicide and mayhem.

03/13/2015

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17-Year-Old Dead After Driving Car Into Wisconsin Ditch

A 17-year-old Woodville, Wis., girl died Thursday afternoon when her car went over a guardrail into a ditch.

02/12/2015

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3 Good Samaritans Pull Wis. Man From Burning Car

A Wisconsin man is alive Wednesday thanks to strangers. Three men rescued 31-year-old Lee Neihart from his burning car after he crashed on County Road E in St. Joseph, Wisconsin Tuesday night. Neihart lost control of his car before hitting a guard rail.

01/14/2015

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74-Year-Old Man Dead After Van Hit By 81-Year-Old

A 74-year-old Oronoco, Minnesota, man died Monday in a crash in St. Croix County after his van rolled onto its roof.

12/15/2014

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2 Accused Of Planning To Kill Officer, Harm Judge

A convicted felon and his wife are accused of conspiring to kill a River Falls police officer and threatening to harm a St. Croix County judge.

Police and sheriff’s deputies arrested Kelly Kloss earlier this month at his River Falls home. He had been a fugitive from Marathon County for 10 months where he was jailed on nine drunken driving violations.

10/31/2014

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Hunter Finds Human Skull In St. Croix County

A hunter found a human skull in the woods of St. Croix County.

10/10/2014

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Police: Missing Wis. Man Found Dead In River

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man. Joseph Albert Briske, 45, left his home in the Hudson area early Monday morning without telling anyone.

07/17/2014

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2 Killed In St. Croix County Crash

Two drivers were killed and a third injured in a multi-vehicle crash in western Wisconsin on Tuesday. St. Croix County Sheriff’s officials say 34-year-old Amanda Day, of Osceola, Wis., struck a vehicle she was trying to pass on Highway 35 in Somerset Tuesday afternoon.

07/16/2014

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Sheriff: Woman Found In Pine Lake Was Intoxicated

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office has determined that a woman found dead in Pine Lake early Sunday morning had a blood-alcohol level that was more than two-and-a-half times the legal limit. Police responded to a report of a one-car crash in Hammond Township near Pine Lake just after 5 a.m., but found the car unoccupied at the scene.

04/22/2014

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Wis. Woman, 38, Found Dead After 1-Car Crash

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says a 38-year-old Baldwin, Wis. woman was found dead after a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning. At 5:03 a.m., the sheriff’s office responded to the crash at the intersection of 117th Avenue and 207th Street in Hammond Township, which is near Pine Lake, Wis.

04/21/2014

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Families Still Awaiting Answers Following GM Testimony On Faulty Switch

Lawmakers in Washington want to know why it took General Motors 13 years — and 13 deaths — to recall a faulty ignition switch.

04/01/2014

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Ohio Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor

A 22-year-old man appeared in St. Croix County Circuit Court Monday afternoon after he was charged with the sexual assault of a minor on Saturday. According to New Richmond Police, an officer noticed a vehicle parked in Woodland Creek Park shortly after 1 a.m. on Saturday with Ohio license plates. The officer found two males undressed inside, and after questioning found their ages were 22 and 15.

03/03/2014

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Why Do Wisconsin’s Road Conditions Seem Better Than Minnesota’s?

Several viewers have been asking why the roads hit by the snow storm in Wisconsin seemed to be in better condition than those in Minnesota. “As soon as we hit the bridge, it was wet,” Kristine Glenna said about her drive from Woodbury to Hudson. “We keep being told that it’s too cold for chemicals to work, and it’s going to be like this for several days, but obviously something’s working in Wisconsin.”

02/22/2014

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